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I’ve been documenting my daily musings on Facebook since 2016. Nothing special;I just want to end my day thanking God and then resolving my issues by trying to see the good in every bad situation that I might have experienced during that day.

Please take note that the attached file is only 7 out of the 365 days; I just tried my artistic inclination. I will try to finish this within the year.

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Be Your Own Competition

A gardener planted ten seeds in ten different pots and patiently took care of them. Only 9 out of 10 seeds survived to seedling-hood no matter how much the gardener put his love and care on all of them. Five out of the 9 seedlings grew much faster and taller than the rest. On the 4th month, only one plant stood out, both in height and  beauty. Genetics could be the factor why it happened because even if all of them were nurtured equally, this plant was destined to stand out from the rest. Not that being short is bad, but we need them as a background to highlight the beauty of the tallest plant.

We all want to be successful in life but no matter what we do and no matter how hard we work to make our life better, there will always be somebody that will be ahead of us. It doesn’t mean that we didn’t work harder, it’s just that not everyone is meant to be the center of the universe. The beauty of the solar system does not solely rely on the sun but on the planets and stars around it. There can’t be a universe without every single particle that needs to keep it going.

My own competition is myself and the way I compare myself with my past self because comparing my life with another person is simply not apples to apples from the DNA to the environment or situation that we are into. We are unique as a person and the life that we have might have some similarity with somebody but if we will dig it deeper, there are more differences in almost every aspect.

 

2017: My Year of New Beginnings

It always pops in my mind—being brave in 2017. Not that I’m a coward but there are some aspects of my life and decision that I’d rather not think or discuss about.

I’d like to get out of my comfort zone in 2017, face my fears and finally move on with heads up high.

I’d like to create wealth that I could give to my children when I leave the world.

I’d like to take care of my father more and if possible, bring him here with me.

I’d like to try new things, meet new people and create more happy memories.

I’d like to buy a new set of wardrobe in preparation for my life-begins-at-40 journey.

I’d like to be a wildflower again as I was called during my college years—wild in the sense that I managed to survive in the harsh climate and surroundings.

I’d like 2017 to be my year of new beginnings.

Optimism

When rushing to be on TOP becomes the name of the game.

When rushing to be on TOP becomes the name of the game.

I got affected by this post http://ryanericsongcanlas.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/everybody-wants-to-rule-the-world/ that is why I’m writing a similar topic about it.

Most of the people that I know are rushing to make it on TOP even if it means hurting other people along the way. The weaker ones become the scapegoat while the strong and resistant ones become the enemy. I feel like I’m trapped inside a big aquarium full of big and ferocious fishes. The story of Yellow and Stripe on “Hope For The Flowers” is a reflection of what is happening in our society and how we should react to adversities in life.

I choose to walk on the difficult yet right path and I know that I will chance upon many obstacles before I reach my destination. For a time, I tried to adapt to the other creatures’ standards and it made me doubt my existence even more. In all honesty, the good seed that my parents planted on me triumphed over the norms that I wanted to embrace.

The problem with nice people is they fail to acknowledge the evilness of people. That bad people are driven by personal desires to conquer and to rise above all. Nice people are easy targets of manipulators and abusers; being nice doesn’t work all the time because there will always be vultures ready to attack.

A friend told me that he doesn’t have the support of a higher power so being passive is all that he could do. God is my greatest support and He is the HIGHEST power. I don’t expect Him to favor me all the time but I know that He will mediate between me and the people causing me pain. With His healing hands, I know that He will touch the heart of those people. And if that is not possible, I know that He will open new doors of opportunities for me.

Life doesn’t have to be miserable. Life is too short to think about the negatives. Life is giving me valuable lessons to prepare me for a better future.