Life

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Life
by Jenelyn Amestoso-Cid

         Famous American Rapper and Superstar Eminem once said, the truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. A mother’s journey starts when she conceives a baby and that it gives her baby a chance to live. Life is a gift from God and this gift is a precious one that no one can take it away except him. That is why each of us must be thankful when we wake up every day, when we breathe, and the food that we eat. Most of us think of our future, dreams, thoughts, and opportunities in life, without minding that we are the one who creates our future through prayer and work. As you live, there are so many things you don’t know about, and it leads you to realize that life is spinning and is not consistent.

In life, a person comes along that is destined for you; it might be a friend or the one, the one who will be with you forever. There is a reason why these people come along. Maybe the reason is to give you a lesson and another reason, it will help you know more about who you are, and some are the answers to your dream.

In life, there will come a time where you will experience obstacles, unfairness and uncertainty. The challenge of these life factors is measured through you. It is a matter of fighting or quitting the battle. That is why your true friends tell you to hang on and fight! Because when you face your obstacles, there you will know your potentials, strengths and weaknesses.

In life, there will be a time that good luck and blessing are in favor of you. It is the time that you will receive recognitions, promotions, compliments, and all other prestigious awards. One word to remember is humility. Always keep your feet on the ground. Remember that in every success that you receive, there are people who helped you along the way. A simple thank you is a powerful deed to every human.

In life, it gives you a complete experience either good or bad. You can set your experiences as your teacher. Why, because experience is the one who gives you lessons and memories. Most of the good experiences brought meanings to you and appreciations in life. On the other side, bad experiences are mostly the unforgettable ones, but it gives you a realization so that next time you will not fail.

And lastly, in life, be honest of what you feel because you will never know what will happen tomorrow. Say I love you to your parents if you have the chance. If you like someone, don’t hesitate to reveal it. Make each day count. Forgive your enemies and the people who hurt you most, because life is too short for you to be negative and selfish.

The greatest gift you receive in life is the opportunity to live, meet people and travel. In the end, we will all come to death and at least before dying, you experienced what life brings you. 

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The Power of Giving

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The Power of Giving
by Jenelyn Amestoso-Cid

         There’s more to life than wasting your money, energy and most especially your time while you can do something that can be beneficial. We live in this world that is full of changes and the rise of technology. We all have wants. Yes, there is a difference between wants and needs. Most of us just waste our money for unnecessary things. We have what we call insecurities, and these insecurities we all have seen on the television and ads. For example, a beauty product that gives a branding of looking like the endorser or a celebrity. What we don’t know is that it does not give us contentment instead to strive more even though what we have is what we have. To cut the chase, why not live and be contented. There is another way you can do for your money and time.

          The best thing you can do is to give. Why don’t you share something to the needy. There are many things you can offer like giving foods, clothes, footwear or a simple yet fun program. The moment you remember other people who suffers from famine and poverty, you may be their blessing. Each of our brothers and sisters who are unfortunate in life, they also pray to meet someone to help them. IT MIGHT BE YOU the answer.

          The power of giving is essential because it gives you a pure joy and fulfillment. It is such an honor to be a blessing to others. The moment you share your time and give something, it touches the lives of the needy. You may not know their feelings, but deep inside, they are rejoicing and thanking the Lord and you.

           In the bible, Proverbs 22:9 said, whoever is generous will be blessed because he has shared his food with the poor. By giving, it creates camaraderie to others and the sense of belonging. Our Lord, parents, school teaches us to be generous because life is not constant. That is why if we receive many blessings, let us also remember that someone also is in need. We value our money so much because we work hard to earn it. But let us also think that if we just spend it right away, we might think as well to spend it wisely.

             Through giving, there is love. Love and affection is the key why we help others. Life is too complicated and there are so many things yet to come. That is why we should not be selfish. Instead, we also care and help the society, the people and of course, our self to be loving and caring. As the song of the late Whitney Houston goes, learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. The song has a selfish meaning but the thought is true. It order for you to love others, you need first to love yourself.

              This world will be a better place if all of us will unite and extend hand in hand. Above all, God works in mysterious ways. He may make you as the Good Samaritan to others and the answer to their prayers. Give and be a blessing!

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Give and Be a Blessing to Others

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They say it’s better to give than to receive. As we live and conquer this beautiful earth, many of our brothers and sisters are in need of care, shelter, happiness, belonging, and most of all, LOVE. 

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Yours truly,

Yours truly,