In Between Blessings

Easter time! After Church, the relatives gathered to an aunt’s home to celebrate. Spring season has officially started and flowers (well most of them) are blooming.  We know that after winter, spring comes, yet sometimes even if we don’t see them in full bloom, we know in our hearts it will come.

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There are times when we are in between two seasons.  My aunt calls it “in between blessings”. During these times, we anxiously wait for what will happen. It is so easy to be depressed and let your impatience get the best of you.  It is easy to listen and take into heart horror stories of other people. Fear easily sets in we tend to get overwhelmed. However, times like this are special times. Don’t you miss it. Your perspective makes the difference. After all, patience is a virtue.

I recall the many answered prayers I had and the times when worries consumed me. I worried when I broke up with an ex for the seemingly long months that seemed to loom before me. I realize now that those were times of preparation for the next relationship God has meant for me. Little did I know that I would be engaged to my closest friend six months after. (Surprise! Surprise!)  It took 5 years for me to get pregnant, looking back, I should have worried less and enjoyed more. I could have travelled a lot and should have taken all sort of classes etc.., Now I’m a mom to a little boy who brings joy to my heart. He surely is taking most of my time.

I must admit that I am on waiting mode now.  We have plans in our hearts and we are praying for good things to come. I honestly don’t know what will happen but I choose to trust and wait with joy, knowing that our Springtime will come. In the meantime, allow me to enjoy and keep that smile on my face.

I choose to hope. I choose to be in faith. I choose to be happy.

 

 

 

 

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Dreams do come true (but not without action from you)

I have always wanted to travel – particularly in the US.  You see, from Manila, it seems almost impossible to go to US. Everyday, tens, if  not, hundreds of thousands apply for a visa at the US embassy and get denied.  But we took a chance, gave it our best shot and got approved! Not expecting anything, but praying only for God’s best for us.

Now we are here.  Hello happy reunions! Hello Disneyland, Universal Studios and sooo much more!

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Learnings:

1.  Know what you want.  

What do you want to happen? Know your target! How badly do you want it? Do you want it that much? If not, just forget about it.

2.   Know why you want it. 

Have a big reason for what you’re doing. Have a compelling, moving reason. Why do you want it? What is your BIG WHY? The  bigger the why, the bigger the motivation, the greater the drive!

3.  Have a strategy.

It is easy to be overwhelmed when you have a project. Have a strategy, Create a checklist. Check online. Ask people who have  been there. Ask for tips. Ask for help if needed. Educate yourself. Be resourceful. Master your battle plan.

4.  Act on it. 

 Go get it.  Get off that comfy sofa! Schedule it. Commit to it. Decide to achieve! Move, move, move!

5.  Most importantly – Pray.

There is a great unseen mechanism that operates when we pray to our Heavenly Father. When I pray, I expect. (often called “faith”) and I tell (actually, more of “push”) myself not to worry for I am covered.  I know in my heart that whatever happens is all up to God since I gave this concern to Him.

Don’t you just love it when you just couldn’t believe that you are actually living your dream? That sense of victory, empowerment and of being alive.  Magic moment.

Dare to dream. Be brave enough to let it happen.