"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Saturday, February 23, 2008

colors and bubbles in the air

"Each day comes bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbons."

--Ruth Ann Schabacker

fly, colorful butterfly

good morning, world. i am in a happy mood.

life's getting challenging and, therefore, far from being boring. my recent interactions and observations have given me inspiration and renewed hope. i have been made to see opportunities through different perspectives. things are gonna get better, better, and better!

the good thoughts i have in mind? they WILL happen. i believe so. who knows, maybe as i speak, they are already happening.

meanwhile, i'll exercise more patience.

patience. THAT. that is something i really wasn't born with. being patient and remaining so IS a struggle. it is a virtue i have to continuously sow and allow to grow in me.

i have to submit to and pass tests of patience. yes, the marshmallow test included.


driving patience home

here's for taking the road

allow me to drive patience home by sharing these lines which i am currently doing my best to live by...

continuously build your character. self-discipline is won through practice. develop discipline. always. do not be tempted by shortcuts. have patience. always.

when bad things happen, view them as training. it is a duty not to allow the devil when it comes to steal and destroy. hold your ground. do not grow weary in doing good things.

do not grow weary in doing good things. that is something worth saying again and again.

you reap what you sow. watch your words. do not curse your own life. do not curse anyone. do not curse anything. do not curse at all.

do NOT say bad words. always remember THAT very simple line.

while i still know all those profane phrases and foul words inside my head, i have learned to hold my tongue. you know those... sh*t, BS, g*go, bu*ng, d*mn, and the relative words? i have long stopped releasing them -- even as mere expressions. i realized life won't get boring without them, life gets better.

all i needed to know, i learned when i was younger. since i want to live more, i have to learn more but, first, i have to go back to the basics. i am re-learning them all now.

ride with me.


  1. You look gooood behind the wheel, girl :)

  2. Think positive always. As they say, "you gravitate towards your dominant thought."

    Kaya nga I always think, "Ang gwapo ko."

  3. Hello, came across your blog and thought that this post is very relevant in that you attract what you think and so by thinking positively then you will bring forth positivity.

    Have a great day!


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