Today i would like to share the following uplifting quotes:
“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Perseverance and determination alone are the most successful conversation.” - Calvin Coolidge.
I Honestly believe perseverance and determination are what we need at this time in a tough year, We are just lucky I guess, because I am still writing this inspirational blog and you can read it right now, but some people are not so lucky, or some are in grief for their loved ones.
Well, here is my story. I live in province in the philippines, and we have a covered seating with the roof made from coconut leaves. We call it 'Bahay kubo' and we sleep in it on the bamboo floor.
Also, sometimes we cannot afford to buy a sack of rice because my father does poorly paid farm work, or works someone else's farm for a share of the crop, but, you know, we still happy just to have each other and our health. That's enough for us, We don't have television or radio, we can watch in our neighbor's house sometimes. That's heaven to us.
I'm sad that now, new inventions and technology means machines are doing jobs the farmers used to do. The poor farmers need those job to support their family, care for their health, and send their children to school.
My mother was an overseas worker when I was 9 yrs old, We are 5 siblings, I lived in together with my grandmother. Her kids are also working abroad and some are married so she lives alone. You know, my grandmother is amazing. I am so thankful to and I love her so much.
My mother worked with an Arab family and was accused of theft but found not guilty. She got put in prison. Her employer hit her as well. I remember seeing red marks on her face with the ring on it, but i'm proud of her she is such a wonder woman doing everything for her family to keep us happy.
Now tell me can you complain about your life right now? A lot more people have a harder time than us.We have a roof over our head, a beautiful family, food, water, - why do we complain? It won't be much longer now, and we're gonna get through this together.
Meditation also really helps too, just imagine you are in a peaceful and beautiful place. If necessary, think of something else nice, and remember that you are lucky, have positive thoughts, and in the end you will feel really nice and bright, or read a book. My husband Arthur wrote a book and you can get it free.
Here is the link if you interested 👇😀😀
Photo by Azka Nurakli on Unsplash
Even if you are married to a foreigner doesn't mean you are rich! I'm not complaining, but here are the facts, Yes, l'm lucky that l have a foreigner.
I'm living in another Country. My family, neighbours, at home think I'm rich. Did you know that living in other countries is not easy, the truth is living in Hong kong or other Countries we need to pay rent, bills every months, food, baby's milk, daily needs, kids school, medical bills. It is so expensive. Everything we need to buy. We cannot borrow rice to cook in our neighbourhood like we can in the Philippines. Our monthly salaries are just enough for our daily use, but we try to send money home for our family to support them because that's our nature... kindness. But often, if someone asks for money and we can't give they will be upset. hopefully you will understand this too. Some Filipina's are lucky, some are not. Some have rich husband/partner, but we don't know what their life is really like.
Some foreigners have the attitude that they wouldn't give food for their Filipina wife's family and needs. They have to eat what the foreigner gives them. Some of my friends tell me their husbands are mean(kuripot) and they are not the same as us. Being a filipina, we put family first support them the best we can, even if we don't have savings, we lend to them (utang). If they understood our lives in the Philippines then might they share; but they think more about the futures of their wife or kids. So sometimes I will save on my own from the grocery budget or allowance then I can send a little bit to our family. My husband understands and helps my family out all the time, but I learn from him to save so you are not hungry in the future, because no one will help you, Unfortunately that is true. This is just opinion. I'm not critising other filipinos or filipinas. Share this if you have friends, relatives that are married to a foreigner or you can share your story so people inspire from you or comment your opinion below , and stay positive..:)
How is everyone. As I promised, I will post a blog every wednesday, at least I will if I can remember the day! hehe. It's so difficult to be in this state at this time of year. It is worse than a war; we can't see our enemy! Let's be positive and help each other to move forward.
We should fight it together, support each other, help if we can, so we can defeat this pandemic worldwide virus. We all know that we're gonna win and the key is positiveness.
Here the the story of my husband Arthur. We met in Hong Kong April 10 2010, ten years now, in a train station well, not middle of the tracks and he's lucky he didn't pick me in a bar hehe. He saw me holding my big bag on the way to my new employer, and he ask me if he want to have a coffee, We didn't realize then that we are neighbors, so we are friends then, a month, then a year we loved, supported and we treasures each other.
It's not a perfect relation without the test of time; time will tell how strong we are. We are surrounded by bad and good people but is a choice to make. If we are lucky, people will be real and truthful. beware of people who will make a scapegoat of you to cover their own wrongs. My husband had a really difficult time before. He cried every night, he was depressed, stressed, and sad about what happened in his life, but i support him the best I can, show him how beautiful life can be, especially with the chance to live here. Acceptance is very important - is not easy but if you accept things that make you depressed or sad, you will feel better. Try to forget the bad things that happen and and carry on to move forward, I know it is really difficult but bit by bit you learn from it!
For me being a mother, wife and a bread a winner of the family, I'm lucky enough to support them, and I'm determined to make all my dreams come true. I'm looking forward to one day to helping more people and encouraging them to be positive in every way.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒖𝒚 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐫 𝒂 𝑷𝑹𝑬-𝑳𝑨𝑼𝑵𝑪𝑯 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝑬𝑽𝑰𝑺𝑬𝑫 𝑫𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 $𝟐.𝟗𝟗 - 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 - http://hyperurl.co/DEADLYELECTION - 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒘! 😀😀😀
𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐎𝐖 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐎𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘 𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐏𝐎𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐂𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐒.