It is the first day of the Love Month and I am curious. Are you in a relationship? If yes, I rejoice with you! If no, are you hoping to be in a relationship? Do you refuse to give up the hope of being pursued and loved? How long have you been waiting for the answers to your longings of love?
I understand how it is to remain hopeful in the midst of pain from a broken heart. I know how it is to wait for years for the answers to prayers. And I experienced how it is to have a hope fulfilled by love.
Here is a love letter I have written in 1996, ten years before I got married to Mosler Paul Lapore. Little did I know that ten years after crafting this love letter, these lines would be spoken by Hazel Lynn Maghuyop as introduction during my wedding ceremony in December 30, 2006 .
Read through, my friends, and realize that God has a way of fulfilling our hopes beyond what we expect or imagine.
In the face of failure, I choose to have a teachable attitude and ask the following questions to help me process my situation:
Today, I choose to muster enough courage to break my silence especially on issues that have repercussions to a great number of people. I choose to develop my competencies by leaps and bounds so I can be in a better position to tackle social concerns. I choose to equip myself so I can stand for my convictions without worries of being hit. I choose to develop my character so I will have nothing to fear, nothing to hide, nothing to lose.
Connecting is my heartbeat. Interacting is my joy.
Public speaking is my comfort zone. Hosting is my turf.
Among the communication skills, speaking is on top of my list. However, I could not allow my other skills to remain underdeveloped.
It was not by accident that I started blogging. As a lifelong learner, I conceived this blog on purpose. Wanting to unleash my gifts, I gave birth to this blog on November 11, 2010.
Here are three main reasons why I blog: Continue reading
Today, I am stepping out of my shell.
No longer confined in my comfort zone,
I am changed.
These past few days, I have been thinking a lot about what I have been thinking and why I am thinking what I am thinking. As I assess my thought life, I have found out what dominates my thinking. This is part of my commitment to practice and develop good thinking daily.
One of the things that help sharpen my saw is joining conferences that refresh my mind, heart and soul, and strengthen my commitment and resolve to make the most out of my days.