Beyond the Jokes

“You’re just fat.” I was embarrassed about other people’s comments when I was younger, especially from those whom I have just met for the first time. There was rarely a social gathering I attended without being subjected to others calling me chubby, fat, or overweight. But what honestly pained me were the responses of laughter […]

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His Last Goodbye

“Are you Filipino? You should go back home and bring back a dozen more nurses like you to this country,” Mr. Bob never failed to make me smile whenever I checked how he was. Even if he was experiencing severe discomfort due to having cancer, he managed to light up the situation with a joke […]

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Facing Adversity

“Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her […]

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Searching for Answers

Little girl you’ve now grown up living alone; it took a while, but you made it on your own. Away from the comforts of what has been, towards life you wanted to begin. The little girl thought that she could keep hiding, and try to keep moving on and fighting. As she thought it was […]

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Reach out before you break

“Think about it, like a runner; you also need to rest. You may continue to force yourself to run, not allowing yourself to take a break; and without knowing it, your body will just give in. You’ll end up broken and not capable of running anymore.” The counsellor’s words pierced right through, exposing the things […]

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You are different

You pass through hardships. I go through just the same. Yet, what separates you from the rest is that you don’t lose your joy. I can’t change the who, the where, or why But I can alter “the hows” of my reactions. I can go down the spiral downturn of depression or I can choose […]

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I love you, but. . .

I was reminded of a song that spoke to me before, particularly with the lyrics :”It’s not about your scars. It’s all about your heart.” While some people would see this in a romantic context, I felt the words of the Lord resonating as this song lull me to sleep last night: Psalm 34:18The Lord […]

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What’s your personality type?

I found a free personality test online. Surprisingly, I could not agree more with what the information says about me. Link to the site 👉 https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test The test results give information about your personality trait on: Strengths & Weaknesses💪Romantic Relationships ❤️Friendships🤗Parenthood👪Career Paths👩‍⚕️👩‍🚒Workplace Habits👔💼 My test showed that I have a “protagonist” personality type. A sample […]

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For my friend

🤗I have witnessed your hard work, and your persistence to achieve your dream. You did not let disappointments stop your drive; instead, you used it to fuel your passion all the more. Thank you for reminding me of the value of determination. ❤️

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