Category Archives: Pay-it-Forward

We receive because we are expected to be a channel of blessing to others.
We can never always repay the good things done to us; so in gratitude, if something good happens to us, we turn around and do good for someone else.

What to do When You Are Broken

Nakatambay ka ba?
Nakatambay ka ba sa problema na dapat ay dinadaanan mo lang?
Friend, if you sometimes feel so broken, here’s what God wants you to do:
At the end of it all, ‘di mo kailangang tumambay in your brokenness. Your scars will connect with others’ stories if you let your learnings from it FLOW!
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Your Cross is a Symbol of Life

Are you having difficult time right now?  Do you feel that you’re carrying a cross at this point in time? 

Don’t feel too low Dear Friend, God can transform your difficulties to grace!  

In today’s Gospel, Jesus challenged His disciples to collaborate with His mission by carrying their cross. 

In our life, we too are called to carry our cross and to follow Jesus. 

That cross which is a symbol of life and of our being saved. 

“We will not die forever bec we do not belong to death, we belong to God.” — Fr. Erwin dela Cruz

The call is for us to keep on trusting our God — for if we do, nothing could keep us apart from Him. 

Walang pagsubok at paghihirap na hindi natin kayang paglabanan because our weapon is the ressureccion of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Paying this forward, to you dear friend,  as inspired by Fr. Erwin Dela Cruz’s homily during the Mass @ The Feast SM Sta Rosa this morning, July 2, 2017. 

Photo credits: Earl Pascua, The Feast SM Sta Rosa

6 Ways to Be Your Own Best Friend

Hi, Friends, sharing with you again in gratitude, my personal notes on the 3rd Talk of the Series: MAGNETIC by our Feast Builder Bro Dreus Cosio @ The Feast SM Santa Rosa, Cinema 1,  two weeks ago.  

Sorry for posting this late; I just had to accomplish a lot lately — but  I don’t wanna miss this chance because being a mother of three daughters, I dearly hope this would be something they can always go back to when they come to the RIGHT TIME of finding their “Mr. Right”.  I sure do hope that this would also help a lot of parents out there while they fervently desire for their child’s best future. 

SERIES:  MAGNETIC

How to Attract The Right Person Into Your Life

Talk 3: The Bond

When you try to look for the right person,

“Hanapin mo yong taong gagawin kang priority, hindi temporary.”

Basically, both men and women — some, if not all — do not really know how to attract the right person in their life. 

Why? — because people are getting confused in their love story and with the way they look at themselves.  

Unconscious as they are, there is that tendency to carelessly submit or comply with the  3 Laws of Romantic Attraction:

  

1st law.  You don’t attract who you deserve.  You attract who you think you deserve.

Subconsciously, you see yourself in a very low way.   You’ve got to consider that your perception is your reality.  If you perceive yourself as somebody who is broken, you will be looking for another broken person. 

The perfect formula for a toxic relationship is a toxic self.

2nd law.  You don’t attract who you want. You attract who you are.

A wounded person will attract another wounded person. An emotionally healthy person will attract another healthy person.

3rd law.  You don’t attract how you want to be treated.  You attract how you treat yourself.

Long before he treated her as garbage, she already treated herself as garbage.To her, abuse felt like love.

Broken people attracts broken people.  “If you don’t do the inner work to heal yourself, your unhealed wounds will attract another wounded person.”

 “If you don’t heal your own wounds, you’ll go into a relationship, seeking for someone else to heal your wounds.”

 work on yourself first

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You get attracted to many wrong people because you don’t really think of your self too well.  

TO ATTRACT THE RIGHT PERSON, you’ve got “WORK ON YOUR SELF FIRST!”  Unless you have a healthy relationship with yourself, you’ll never have a healthy relationship with others.

Its ok for you to declare that you are wonderfully made.  You have to love yourself!

 i am fearfully made

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You’ve got to BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND! 

How? 

Here are these 6 WAYS  to be your own BEST FRIEND:

1. Forgive your faults.

    Imagine yourself at the end of the day and forgive yourself.

2. Fix your fences.

    Fix your defense system — your boundaries.  Protect yourself from meanness. 

3.  Feel your feelings.

    All emotions are valid but not all expressions.  Affirming your feelings is respecting yourself. 

    Put a gap between emotion and expression. 

4. Focus on your fantasies.

    What do you picture in your mind? 

    Stop thinking about the bad stuff that’s happening in your life.  

5. Follow your fun.

    Don’t take yourself too seriously. “tumawa ka naman!” 🙂 

    Laugh more often! 

6. Find your flow.

    Go on, pursue your passion as a person!

    If you find your flow — your “zone” — you feel alive. 

                  

Go back to yourself.  Be comfortable with one thing in life — be comfortable with God’s love.

The bond simply means you have to fix your relationships at home by fixing your self first.  You have to love your self every day.  You have to feel good about yourself because it all boils down on how you see yourself!

Bro Dreus concluded with this advice:

“Everyday, start declaring the wonderful characters that you are!  Couples as well, you could start to embrace your differences and start fixing your relationship.”

Pwedeng may part ng buhay mo na hindi ka sanay

But you need to be comfortable in that place— how? 

Magpamahal ka kay God.

Allow God to tell you how much He loves you! 

#sunset

https://gailmontero.blogspot.com/2017/06/6-ways-to-be-your-own-best-friend.html

 

How to Shift from Poverty to Prosperity Mindset

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In gratitude, I would like to share with you my personal notes on our Feast Builder Bro Dreus Cosio’s Talk @ The Feast SM Santa Rosa, Cinema 1, 9:00am & 11:00am Sessions.

SERIES:

Money Pakyaw:  Knocking Down Your Biggest Financial Problems

Talk 2: Prosperity.  I Have Everything I Need

ONE BIG MESSAGE: “Blessings are chasing after me.”

 

Psalm 23 : God’s message of prosperity & peace to us.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

We have everything that we need.

When we recognize that we are complete, there is peace.

We’ve got to know the difference between our wants & needs.

We have to weigh our  financial capacity and discern to buy only what we need without struggling “just to conform” with “what’s IN”.

“He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.”

People who thinks they are poor “feels the lack”.

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

God wants to bless us forever.

We have to know that God’s goodness & love will be with us all our life.

The causes of poverty are multidimensional!
There should be a shift from Poverty Mindset to Prosperity Mindset!

We need to BREAK that “feeling of lack” in terms of:

Psychology

Don’t reinforce poverty mindset
Poverty mindset pleases people.
Prosperity mindset loves people.
Our psychology about money matters.

Theology

How do you see money?
How is your “Psychological Wallet”? We have to be comfortable in earning bec we have to be comforted in giving.

God blesses people to bless people
How do you see God?

Economy

When you start believing that blessings are chasing you, you become rich.

While there are times in your life that things are difficult, believe that God can transform any problem into the biggest blessing in your life.

The purpose of  money is love
God is our model of generosity.

Be a blessing builder!

A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 
3 He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 
6 Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

“True Character is who you are and what you do — even when no one is watching you!”

Excellence is a Call to Love!

@THE FEAST X-Factor Series, Talk 2. Excel: Develop Your Gift

My Personal Notes, Inspired by Bro Dreus

“Excellence is a call to Love!”

Did you miss last Sunday’s Talk?

OR would you want to “pay-forward” to others the inspirations we’ve had from our Feast Builder Bro. Dreus Cosio?

Catch it up here @My Personal Notes, Inspired by Bro Dreus.

Sharing with you and for you to GRAB these encouraging lines so as you may keep on sharing The Feast’s X-Factor Tips to Develop the Gift in Us so that we could eventually XCEL!

“God gave us gifts to make our dreams come true!

We can either neglect or nourish it!

BUT God wants us to excell with whatever gifts we have.”

Our gifts, if we dont take care of it, it dies…

Just like an “Ember”… our gifts may consume us!

The fire will die if we dont fan it.

So, we’ve got to “Fan the flame of God’s gifts deep inside us.

Two ways to Noursih our Gifts:

 1.  Employ your gift.

  • It doesn’t need to be perfect as of yet …
  • Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you use it.
  • If you stop failing, you stop growing!
  • Foolish people commit old mistakes everyday.
  • You have to continue doing it…
  • We have to be generous on affirmations!
  • Don’t be shy. Being shy is being selfish.

2.  Expand your gift.

  • If you want to expand your gift, use the 1% principle.
  • Increase yourself 1% everyday
  • 1peter 5:6: “So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.”
  • The birth place of all growth is humility
  • To nourish your gift, you need to sacrifice your own blood.
  • Successful people do things that unsuccessful people are not willing to do.
  • It may look like you’re sacrificing…but you are actually enjoying it.
  • Sometimes we don’t feel like telling ourself how good we are….
  • If we don’t give our gift , the world will be a boring place
  • God does not give us fruits immediately, only seeds!
  • Our talents were not obvious when we were born
  • But every time we experience, the seeds grow….
  • God planted such gifts, he wants us to grow it…
  • And if we have to do it from our heart, we do it for the Lord.
  • We have to excel where we are!

“Excellence is a call to Love!”

If we do things so great but without love, it is arrogance…

God wants us to excell because He loves us.

If we love, we serve God in excellence.

Excellence is a call to love.

God gave us gifts because He wants us to be happy.

Our dreams are aligned with our gifts.

We can still do things amidst our challenges.

And we still keep on giving our best because we still need to love “them” – the very reason why we are still given more chances!

Just like God who have given “His all”, we should also keep on sacrificing: “fanning our ember” so that we won’t really cease life!

“Kung hangang saan ang kaya mo, yon ang ibigay mo!” 
– why? Kasi YOU ARE STILL ALIVE!”