Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Five-Minute Journal

I've always loved writing.✍️ Not creative writing but writing to express my thoughts, feelings, and experiences using paper and ink (or my laptop or phone in this digital age).  I was among the few who enjoyed composition classes in grade school where we were asked to write anything that's within the assigned formal and informal themes.  I was also the first among my peers to have my own diary that even had a lock and a key, and I remember getting kilig every time I would write on it.

When I was a teenager, I put my love of writing into good use when someone gave me a book whose pages had a small space at the bottom.  That space was where you would write the blessing that you received that day, and after a while I realized the small space was never enough for me.  I just thought I had lots of blessings each day!šŸ˜ I still remember some of the things I wrote there: Received a call from daddy (who was working abroad); I did well during the class recitation; my Sim got promoted (I used to play The Sims on PC, hehe), et cetera. Even when that book already ran out of pages, I still continued counting and logging my daily blessings on a regular notebook just because. Was it out of habit? Or because it made me happy? I don't know.  I also don't remember when and why I stopped.šŸ¤”  All I know is that I had never seriously done it again after college. I tried to revive it after Rolly and I got married, but we did it for only a couple of months. I guess the responsibilities of family life and parenthood have taken up all of our time.

This Christmas, I was thrilled to receive a very special present which literally made me shriek (happily) when I saw it on my office desk.šŸ˜ It is called The Five-Minute Journal which, according to its creators Alex Ikonn and Uj Ramdas, is the simplest, most effective thing one can do every day to be happier.

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Best of 2017

It has been another great twelve months, and just before 2017 ends, I can’t help but recount God’s best for me this year. As always, He has showered me and my loved ones with too many blessings that I’ve already lost count, but here below are those that instantly came to mind.  In chronological order:

  • Australia.  Thanks to my amazing job that brings me to places! It was April of this year when we had our company trip to Sydney, and it was a wonderful experience.šŸØ

my teammates turned friends turned family ❤️

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Our 6th Merry Little Christmas

Ho ho ho!šŸŽ…šŸ»
Wishing you a holly jolly Christmas
from our family of three šŸ‘Ŗ
and the lolos and lolas! šŸ‘“šŸ»šŸ‘µšŸ»

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lia's First Time at the Zoo šŸ¦

Last Tuesday, December 19, was a holiday in Alabang where hubby works. We thought it would be a wonderful chance for some quality family time so I filed for a leave, too.šŸ˜Š Since Lia is fond of identifying animals (and the sound they make) and she always sings "I'm going to the zoo, zoo, zoo" from her nursery rhyme, picking a place to visit was easy.  We went to Manila Zoo!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

TTC, Sweeter The Second Time Around ❣️

Do you remember this video?

Well, we already got her to say YES!šŸ˜„ Hehe. But kidding aside, now that Lia is a quarter away from turning 3, Rolly and I are ready for baby number 2! Yippee! We have actually been open to baby dumpling since 3 months ago, but God hasn't given the go-signal yet.  Bakit kaya? Hmm. Maybe He wants us to be better prepared? Or maybe He's still preparing Lia, too?  Whatever the reason is, we trust God's perfect timing.  For now, we're just happily waiting.
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