Monthly Archives: March 2011

One Day at a Time

One of my favorite lines that made me feel better was “to take things one day at a time“.  My classmate had one small bookmark with a poem about this.  It’s in one of my old wallets and I wasn’t able to transfer it yet.  I can’t remember the exact words but reading it through the end always gave me a renewed sense of hope and inner peace.

With the latest developments at work, I haven’t been able to boost myself up.  Until this evening.  So I’m sharing this poem with you guys.  Here’s One Day at a Time by Sandi Lyn Schraut.

Today is just today,
this minute, this second
Today is not ruled by yesterday
Only flavored by it
Tomorrow is a blank slate
Without chalk that crosses time
We cannot write on it
We can have hopes and dreams
But tomorrow will come with,
Its own agenda
Today we work and hope tomorrow comes
Without the pain of past, distant memories
In it’s own right,
this minute,
this second
Is all we have
One day at a time
One day at a time!


My First-Ever Blog Award!!!

I have just read the post of one of my blog buddies.  It is such an honor to be nominated by someone who has served as an inspiration, coach, and motivator for the past few months.  So here it is:

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you Eliz for continuously putting up with me!  Your blog Mirth and Motivation has been an inspiration.  Truly, you are one great motivator!   Maraming Salamat! (Thank you!)

With all the “downs” I’ve been experiencing lately, it is such a breath of fresh air to discover that there are a whole lot of things that can still uplift my spirit.  (Be it the occasional flower surprises of Daddy D, the cheer-up texts of friends, the “pasalubongs” from travelers, to a monumental event as receiving an award even if I’ve been AWOL as of late.

I admit I’ve been playing hooky for the past week – going online but purposely avoiding my blog all the while – mostly due to certain stressors particularly at work.  I’ll save that for a different post. Sure I’ve had a couple of sparks of inspiration and a number of escaping thoughts that I wanted to share but opted to clam up about it.  I guess I just need a breather from my constant ranting about my woes.  It might become contagious. LOL.  So I was going for a more positive post for the moment.   And [THANKFULLY!] this little surprise couldn’t have come by at a better time.

I am truly grateful and ecstatic!

As instructed, I am to share this award to 15 bloggers, I’ll be listing down my awardees below.  All nominees, you may copy the award into your blog.

Rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. Thank the person who awarded you and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell 7 Random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to 15 new found bloggers.
4. Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know you accept it... or not.

You may follow or modify the rules.  I didn’t follow rule #2 since I can usually do this on other posts. 🙂

Presenting my nominees (drumrolls please…):

Mirth and Motivation


Strange Fruit

Life, and other things on my mind

The running garlic

The Real Full House

Beat of my Drum

Digital Bee

Porche howl

Cracked Illusion

Ankush Grover

As ME sees it.

Thank you for being my blog buddies, for the inspiration, for all the good reads, for the comments, and for sharing yourself.  We all may be worlds apart, but getting to know you all has made this uncertain world a brighter place.

I didn’t quite reach the 15 bloggers mark.  I’ll just update this the soonest!

Indescribable Day

Today would have been my dad’s 64th birthday.   I’m missing him so much right now.  But I’m thankful that I’m able to spare him the pain he would have been suffering.  Aside from his illness, he would be very affected if he knew what’s going on with my work life right now.  I guess that’s one of the reasons which I rarely share my troubles with my parents.

I’m particularly feeling down today.  I was intent on taking a leave of absence this day and visit my dad’s final resting place.  But due to a number of work-related concerns, I had to report to work.  Big mistake!  Reporting for work was utterly unbearable the whole day!  My fb (female boss) was at our plant.  Interviewing… for my replacement.

I was fine with that.  But having to see it live was quite humiliating.  Add to that, fb wasn’t exactly tact about the whole thing (especially on some lapses on my part).

UGH!!! It’s just SO annoying!  And depressing!

I still haven’t turned in my resignation so it would be against labor laws if they ASK me for my resignation letter.  So I’m just hoping that I’ll be able to land another job soon which I hope would be a better environment (and compensations too).

Sorry bffs.  Guess we’ll have to schedule our con-call some other time.  I’m just not in the talking mood.  Wishing for tightest of hugs though.

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