I saw this picture from one of my cousin’s posts on the Facebook. I always admire him for taking care both of dogs and cats. It feels so warm to see how other people give attention to the social life of their pets, unlatched them from their cages and let them enjoy their wildlife.
Indeed, happy dogs are the prettiest dogs.
Please tell me the truth.
I want the answer.
The truth will set you free.
We are always looking for the truth, whether we like it or not. We think that this will eradicate our suspicions, our troubled mind, jumbled feelings, to the point that we believed the truth will straighten out everything to rightness.
The question is, can you handle the truth, the circumstances after knowing the truth? Can you accept it? Like it will strip all the lies you believed in and clean out all intoxicated madness you are feeling? Are you ready to believe it and never be confused again? Are you going to forgive?
Let us be reminded, to know the truth is not always to put you in a situation where you can acknowledge everything in one time. It’s more than widening your mind and heart. But when you attain it, then it will set you free or else you will be wrecked into pieces-again.
Here’s my favorite scene from my favorite movie “A few good men.”
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee (Tom Cruise): I think I’m entitled to them.
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep: You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives…You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty…we use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use ’em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: You’re goddamn right I did!!
If your heart hurts a little after letting go of someone or something, that’s okay. It just means that your feelings were genuine. No one likes ends. And no one likes pain.
But sometimes we have to put things that were once good to an end after they turn toxic to our wellbeing. Not every new beginning is meant to last forever. And not every person who walks into your life is meant to stay.
I know one day, you will miss them.
You’re going to miss their deafening loudness and innocence hassles and the peak of their dirty shirts and countless toys.
You will miss them in your room while hanging out, watching you dress and crying out loud.
Soon you will miss them when they grow up and you get the break you want.
You will miss them needing you all the time because they’ll find comforts with friends or other people whom they liked.
You’re going to miss everything because when they own their freedom, you didn’t own their time.
So while still possible, enjoy their childhood and bear the hardship. Never say “hope you will grow up fast” because surely, one day, you will miss them, you will miss your little ones.
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
― C. JoyBell C.
“Who knows what a tide could bring.”
Don’t be grumpy
Forget to worry
Here comes the Friday.
Please take me out from this cage
Sunshine and air I must breath.
Don’t be grumpy my master
Let’s be happy this coming break.
When I saw this kid playing on the ground, I smiled with delight. I watched them till the game was over. It was good to see children enjoying the freedom of their time and hearing the ordinary laughter from them.
I was in the generation that stays in the street to play all kinds of games, roam around with rented bicycle, record songs on the cassettes, watch movies on VHS and appreciates small, black and white TV screen.
I had a great time back when everything was so simple and just hated the noon time NAP.
At present, I pity those kids who can’t be able to connect without using the social network and lacking of personal interaction, who never experience the real fun behind the wide screen of expensive PlayStation and Xbox, those who have never covered their faces with dirt and sweat. I feel sympathy for those who will only remember their childhood as a mere shadow of growing than joy and pleasure.
Who’s to be blamed then?
To the parents who thought that setting rules, conditions and guidelines will make their children look disciplined and controlled?
Who became lost in nostalgia and wanted their kids to accomplish what they have not achieved, then sheltered them only in the four corners?
To the parents who are more involved in career than their children’s emotional needs, tend to drown them with materials consolation?
Parents who don’t want to disturb by their children, raised them by TV set, electronics & gadgets and continuously disconnected to peers?
Are we the worst generation parents ever?
Let’s give our children space to find their spot in our society. Allow them to make a childhood bruises and blunders. Let them have their “own” success and failures. Help them to identify who they are. Loose them a little, but not too much.
Please let them play outside, literally.
Do you feel like saying “I don’t care” to a few things happen in your life?
Don’t be too embarrassed if you made mistakes, because that’s who you are, imperfect.
Forget about what everyone thinks and says, the utmost freedom is when you never exchange your happiness over a mistake.
Happy Sunday everyone!
I saw him doing his daily work. Did he ever whine about it? feeling tedium? or maybe feeling grateful because he can be able to provide food and other necessities to his family? Is he thinking when he will stop working and live his life at ease? Is he hoping that one day he will be free from obligation and adversity? and just be happy normally?
I am whining, feeling boring, but thankful. I am thinking and hoping too.
I am sure we are almost do the same.
Thank you for avoiding me, at least I don’t have to go through with your drama.
How many flashes have they took just to get a good picture with this kids? Despite their moms calling their names and making faces, still they don’t even care, but it’s okay.
Let’s enjoy their innocence because a time after this, they will never be the same.
“There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.” ― Criss Jami,
You can choose to be a DUCK or an EAGLE.
If you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you’ll rarely disappoint yourself. Stop complaining.
Don’t be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.
Start becoming an eagle today. One small step every week, then next week and next, and you’ll realize eventually you are no longer a duck anymore, but soaring like an eagle.
Now, you just have to choose.
Empty your mind from resentment and replace it with fresh beautiful memories.
How far you can take when someone deceived you,
lie at you
doesn’t respect you
broke you into pieces.
How far you can unloved yourself,
for not letting go
for feeling sorry
for not minding your broken soul.
How far the heavens will wait,
for you to give up
to pray and surrender
to lift up everything Above.
Wake up my friend,
for your heart is a pity
and your soul is weary.
How far you have to go?
“The concept of letting go is a part of one’s growth process.
It means to leave the things the way they are and move forward.
In life, you need to let go of many things, at different points of time. You need to realize that life never stops and comes to a halt. It is extremely difficult to do so, but one has to do it repeatedly at different levels, since life calls upon us to do so.
You cannot think about the future or the new happenings in life, if you continue clinging to the old. Ron Taffel had once remarked, “Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.”
When relationships or friendship turns sour or any one amongst one’s near and dear ones passes away, we face extreme difficult in letting go such things. Fond memories that leave an indelible impression on our minds are difficult to let go.
Let it go when you’re hurting too much, give up when love isn’t enough, and move on when things aren’t like before. Surely there is something better awaiting to happen.”
I remember you,
All the things you have done,
In an instant
In its purpose
It’s all in my mind.
I remember you,
All the things you haven’t done,
All out from my mind.
I remember you,
Because of my fleeting heart
You are saved from this light.
“Set during the Philippine-American war (1898), Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine history’s most brilliant military men, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.”
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The movie is based on the story of our National Hero Antonio Luna, a Filipino General who wasn’t afraid to fight for the sake of Inang Bayan’s real independence, set in the war between Americans & Filipinos. The movie showed some common truths about the futility of politics too, that has been passed on from generation to generation. The rest, as the story goes, is history.
“Business or Freedom?
Country or Self?
A question from General Luna when he tried to stop the greediness for leading a plan to prioritize the state of the nation rather than negotiating for better profit.
“Brothers, we have an enemy bigger than the Americans: OURSELVES.”
“That freedom cannot be won by protecting their love ones.”
Indeed, to protect your love ones, you must protect your country first.
“General Luna was killed and suffered over 30 wounds from bolos, bayonets and bullets. A lesser man would have died instantly from half of his wounds, but the general was able to stagger out of the building, cursing his murderers, before falling lifeless on the church patio.”
“Manila, June 13. [7.35 p.m.]— General Luna, lieutenant commander of the Filipino army, has been assassinated by order of Emilio Aguinaldo (Officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines.)
“Antonio Luna was ready to die for his country from the onset. He knew what was at stake. He gave up a life of comfort and complacency to fight for his country’s freedom. General Luna was a loving and loyal son to Inang Bayan and he expected that same love and dedication from each Filipino. Why? Because he knew that’s the only way for the Philippines to be free.” – Is it time to have another leader like Heneral Luna?