Prayer Should be Coupled with Work

Two fishermen got trapped in a storm in the middle of the ocean.  One turned to the other and asked, "Should we pray or should we row?"  His wise companion responded, "Let's do both."

May we always equip our work with prayers and our prayers with work.

Thought of the Day

If people only knew that they wouldn't have a second chance, they will be extra careful with their actions.

What Life is All About?

Life is all about waking up each day to discover something new.  It is about meeting old people but making new conversation.  It is walking through old roads but still feeling nice about it; realizing that you have grown a day older but still feeling young at heart.  It is meeting busy schedules but still finding time to smile; being nostalgic about days that gone by but looking forward to better days to come.  

Live life with a blast.

Thoughts to Ponder

If only people realize how much shorter time is, maybe they are going to maximize every fraction of a second to be happy whenever they can.

Real happiness comes not in achieving big things but enjoying the simple blessings in life.

Our heart is not a basket for keeping tensions and worries.  It is a vessel for keeping happiness.  Let it be filled with joy and peace always.

If you can't be a pencil to write anyone's happiness, then be at least try to be a nice rubber to erase everyone's sorrow.

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us do good things to others even if we don't get anything in return.  It is done with sincerity and done from the heart.  You become worthy not for who you are, not even for what you have, but of what others become because of you.

Funny but True

What is the secret of success?

Right decisions.

How do you make rights decisions?


How do you get experience?

Wrong decisions.

Counting and Sharing Blessings

Blessings are things we do not have to ask.  We already have them.  All we have to do is look around us and count them.

Everytime something good happens to us, let's make something good to others.  The more we share our blessings, the more that we are blessed.


Understanding is deeper than knowledge.  Many people know us, but very few understand us.  It is because understanding is more of the use of a softer heart than the use of inflexible mindset.

Take Care of Your Health

Top ten biggest brain damaging habit

  1. No breakfast
  2. Over eating
  3. Smoking
  4. High sugar consumption
  5. Air pollution
  6. Sleep deprivation
  7. Head covered while sleeping
  8. Working your brain during illness
  9. Lack of stimulating thoughts
  10. Talking rarely
Don't just read this.  Share this to people you care.  

Sharing a Beautiful Prayer

Sometimes Lord, when I cannot pray I sit very still with nothing to say.  Nevertheless, I know You are there and I whisper in Your Name because I know You care.  You know the troubles in my mind.  You know my weaknesses and the failures in my life and ever so often my being unkind.  I know that Your Spirit is with me and that You will never leave nor abandon me.

Food for Thought 1

Don't count what you lost but cherish what you have.  Plan what you want to gain.  The past never returns but the future may fulfill the lost.

GMA Joke

Whoever made this joke was really a funny but sarcastic guy.

George Bush, Fidel Castro and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) in hell.

Bush asked to call USA and talked for 5 minutes, the devil charged him $1 million for the call.

Castro calls Cuba for 30 minutes and is charged $6 million.

GMA called Philippines for 4 hours and is billed $5 only.

Bush and Castro go ballistic and asked the devil why the call of GMA is cheap.  The devil smiled and replied,  "Since GMA took over the Philippines, the country has gone to hell; so it was just a local call."

Disney Philosophy 2

Why was Snow White given an apple with poison?

This is to show that not all people that are kind to you are really kind.  They might have some other agenda against you.  Remember, looks can be deceiving....

Finding the Perfect Person

When you are out there looking for that perfect person, keep this thing in mind.

People change no matter how hard they try not to.  As you grow older you mature and with each new level of maturity comes different ideas, different needs and wants.  The perfect person who was perfect for you at 20s could be the person you hate at 30s.  You have to find someone who will grow with you, change with you, laugh with you and cry with you.  Remember there is no such perfect person in this world but there will always be someone who will complete you.

A Sailor's Story

A sailor was stuck in an island where he was the only survivor.  He made a hut for his shelter.  Day and night, he is praying and waiting for someone to rescue him but no one came.  He stored food in the hut for his survival.  But one day the hut was burned down into ashes and nothing was left out of it.  He was so angry.  He said, "God, why have you done this to me?"  The next morning rescuers came.  He asked, "How do you know that I'm here?"  They replied, "We saw a smoke signal."

Trust Him when misfortunes happen.  His plans are always great than yours.

Know What Matters

If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets.  But only poor kids do that.

If power ensures peace of mind, then officials should walk unguarded.  But those who live simply, sleep soundly.

If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages.  But those who trust God completely the most have fulfilling relationships.

Know what matters.

Conversation Between God and Man

MAN : God, how long is a million years to you?

GOD : A second.

MAN : How much is $1 million to you?

GOD : A cent.

MAN : Can I borrow a cent?

GOD : Wait a second.


An Airplane Story

A flight attendant began checking the cabin before take-off.  A woman asked her, "Please remind my husband to take his heart pills.  He is in business class seat number 8."  The attendant assured the woman she would.  After take-off, she approached the man in seat number 8 and said, "Sir, remember to take your heart pills."  The man answered, "How do you know I have a heart condition?".  The attendant replied, "Your wife told me to remind you."  The man cried so she asked him.  "Is something wrong sir?"  The man said, "My wife's dead.  Her body is in this plane.  I am taking her home to bury her."

What a great spooky airplane. ^_^

Be Yourself

It doesn't matter what other people think or say.  You don't live to please them.  what matters is, you have made the most of what you have, you had fun, you learned from what you've done and lived through it all despite the gossips and intrigues.  That's being real.  Just live a life fearless of other people's shadows.

Disney Philosophy

Why did Cinderella run away when the clock turned at 12 midnight?

To remind us that everything has its limitations; even our dreams.

My Sister's Wish for Me

May God inspire you when you feel down.  Encourage you when you feel like quitting and guide you when all things become confusing.  Stay happy because that is how God wants you to be.

Follow Your Heart

Find out what makes you happy and follow what your heart tells you.  They may call you foolish but at least you're a happy fool not a lonely, empty wise person.

Trusting God

Whenever you didn't understand what's happening in your life, you'll just have to close your eyes, take a deep breath and say, "God, I know it's Your plan, I put my trust in your Hand."

Life and a Cup of Coffee

Life is like having a cup of coffee.  You sit by the window, lift the cup and take a careless sip only to realize that somebody forget to put the sugar.  Too lazy to go for it, you somehow struggle through that sugarless cup.  Until you discover undissolved sugar crystals sitting at the bottom.  

That's how life is.  we don't make an effort to value what is around us.  So look around.  maybe the sweetness you are looking for is closer than you think.

Smile, have your coffee.  Make it sweet.

Chicken Soup For the Soul

Faith is the ability not to panic.

If you worry, you did not pray.  If you prayed, you don't have to worry.

Do the math.  Count your blessings.

Laugh everyday; it's like inner jogging.

There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.

This Blog is NOT About Competing

I decided to make this blog to share all the text messages I receive everyday.  This blog is not meant to compete with the existing best websites out there.  This is my way of appreciating all the senders who wasted their time, effort and money just to send those messages to me. I decided to do it for the purpose of sharing it to everyone than let these bits of wonderful insights lay dormant in the pages of my notebook and at the same time to have more space in my phone memory.  From funny jokes, inspirational quotes and every bits and pieces of messages, I will share it here.    These messages are eating up a lot of space that I have to erase messages in my phone from time to time.  I hate to delete inspirational messages.  So instead of deleting them, I will share them to anyone in this world who would care to read.  

For a start, let me share this Chinese proverb that everyone is so familiar with:

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." 
Why did I share this?  Mainly because this first post is the first single step I am going to take to begin the journey of this new blog.