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Dear God,

Thank you for teaching me how to be humble, to admit when I make mistakes, and know how imperfect I am. But more than that, thank you for Your grace. Because even with all my mistakes and imperfections, I know I am loved. I know I am looked after by You. Always. :) 

Love,
Em

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle.

Everyone. It’s not just me. It’s not just you. Small or big, everyone has it. It’s a given fact that life is difficult and unfair, most of the time. Ironically, it gets easier once you accept that as a fact. I think everyone has to start accepting that as reality so they can live a good, meaningful and life. It’s where every change can start. Because it will make you stop making excuses. It will stop you from having pity parties for yourself. Because really, it’s not just you who feels the weight of the world on your shoulders, it’s me too and everyone around you. The only difference is how we carry it and how we deal with it. It’s called ATTITUDE. It’s a fancy word, eh?

Maybe what I am just trying to say is, you may have troubles in your life, but that’s a given in this life. So don’t make it as an excuse to give up. Don’t make it as an excuse to do poorly at work. And don’t make it as an excuse to be unkind.

Use it instead to fuel you every day. To be more kind. To try harder. To give more. It’s a better way to live. It’s a happier way to live. ♥ 

What I’m Thankful For

  • Coming home to someone who is so eager to give you a hug and a kiss. Having that same someone come to you too and letting them know how much they have been missed and how much they are loved. #loveandloved 
  • AND coming home to a newly- cleaned home because that someone loves you THAT much. They love you and your beautiful mess (HAHA), but they also want you in a clean and stress-free zone. :)
  • Friends who are happy because you are happy. Simple as that is.
  • Someone who encourages you to dream and makes you realize that, not only can you make it happen, but that you do have the freedom pursue it. #noexcuses
  • People who are silent mentors. Who disciplines you. Because you know you’re worth more that that and YOU CAN DO A WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN THAT.
  • Shoulder squeezes just when you needed them. It stopped the tears from coming out. Made me realize that someone was listening, not just with the words I was saying, but what I was holding back,too.
  • Good music. I can never stop thanking the heavens for music. :)
  • A meal shared, no matter how simple it is. It’s the people you share it with that matters.
  • People who make me laugh so hard on simple things. <3
  • People who are easy to work with. Work is work, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
  • Lessons learned. Oh, I got plenty of that in my pocket right now. #vtach

Catharsis

The past week has been a challenge for me, especially at work. It wasn’t the same place that I called my second home. It wasn’t filled with that same energy that was there that sustains you even through several codes and min-codes all throughout the shift. 

I needed a way to let it go. 

I tried confiding to friends. It works and it doesn’t. It lessens, but it doesn’t make it go away. I have faced the truth that it’s not the same and that it might be time to leave already, but that doesn’t make going to work any easier.

But today, I figured a way to just let it go out of my system. Instead of the usual thing of staying up late and waking up late, I got up at five in the morning, I put on my running shoes. And I run. I walked. I run. I had some music with me and an audiobook copy of ‘The Road Less Travelled’ by Scott Peck. I was alone with my thoughts, but with music blasting in my ears, I couldn’t hear the critic that I was tuned into for the past few days. Instead, I was channeled into something different, something more positive. The audio book was a surprise. In a walking pace, it was great to listen to something that might change my life (or at least, my perspective of it.)

Ah.It lasted for just an hour but I knew I made the right decision to hit to walk out and meet daylight. I already feel different. Nothing has changed but me and how I see things. And perhaps, that’s the step towards good change,too. ♥  

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