Lynnie 's journey
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
Lynnie is a long way from her home country, The Philippines, Her journey has take her through Brunei and Hong Kong.