Gacad: Rains

Ziggy Zaggy

IN SOME parts of the country, the rains have been pouring like crazy. In fact, my friends in Baguio have been requesting me to send them “sunshine” from Koronadal. Because when it rains, it pours, many are having issues with their “labada.” Some are exposed to geohazards in their homes and, the mobility of many is challenged, to name a few.

“Labada” (Johnny A hindi ‘yan Lazada 9.9) may refer to your extra baggage from wherever and whenever. The “geohazards” may point to the internal threats that negatively impact on you, as a person, and on your physical well-being. Your mobility may include how you react, cope and respond to the “labada” and “geohazards” that come along.

I can’t send sunshine through the courier - although I wish I could (mangosteen, you like? hehehe) I’m so happy, though, that I have my personal ray of sunshine (o ‘dba miss Korea Ko?) and from where I sit, the best form of “sunshine” to send that I can think of are the following. I hope these brighten up your day(s):

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” ~ Germany Kent

“Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results.” ~ Germany Kent

“It’s true that many overly negative people actually fear letting go of their negativity, and it’s because it has become a part of their identity. If this is the case, make it a smoother transition by releasing and replacing one negative opinion at a time. It certainly is an identity shift, but it’s one that brings greater fulfillment and life satisfaction.” ~ Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

“A positive attitude is more important than skills.” ~ Oscar Auliq-Ice

“If you are waking up believing that there is more to life than there is — then there is more for you out there.” ~ Oscar Auliq-Ice, The Law of the Universe

“If life has closed all the doors for you, believe God has reserved the key for you to heaven” ~ Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up.”

“People only treat you one way – the way you allow them.”

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” ~ Sha Rukh Khan

“Always know the difference between what you’re getting and what you deserve.”

“The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation.”

“Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are.” ~ Frank Ocean

“This is my life... my story... my book. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor will I apologize for the edits I make.” ~ Steve Maraboli

“Don’t expect to see a change if you don’t make one.” ~ John Assaraf


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