It’s easy to be grateful when everything in life is going well – when you are getting ahead in your career, when you are in a loving relationship, when you continuously receive countless blessings. But it gets a lot harder to feel gratitude when you are going through some difficult times. It even seems counterintuitive. … More Gratitude When Times Are Tough
The Mister asked me what I wanted for my birthday. In the past, it probably would have been some new gadget, or jewelry, or maybe some new clothes. I thought about it for a couple of days… I wanted some new shoes, but I found nothing that I particularly loved. I definitely don’t need a … More What Do I Want For My Birthday?
It has been 2 years since my husband and I uprooted and started a brand new chapter of our lives in New Zealand. There are pros and cons of leaving the Philippines and living here, such as: … More 2 Years in New Zealand
We are currently living in a world where busyness is glorified, bad news is present everyday, people feel more disconnected, and social media triggers comparison and envy. No wonder a lot more people are lonelier today than before. However, with all this negativity around us, we can still choose to see the positive. We can … More Starting a Gratitude Journal
Mornings are my favorite time of the day. I love letting sunlight pour into our home. I am not one of those people who can wake up at 4am or 5am everyday. I tried it, and realized that my body can’t handle it long-term. But I do get up earlier than I should – before … More My 5 Simple Morning Habits
I am always trying to fill my calendar with as much productive stuff as possible – either for work, home chores, or other side projects. I do put it a fun activity in my calendar once in a while, but you know what I mean. We only have so many hours in a day and … More Everything Happens at the Perfect Time