Honesty Hour

Please allow me to say that I am greatly encouraged by all the things I’ve been reading lately. Also by the people following this site. They’re not much. I only have a handful of followers here but by following them all back, I get to have great help in terms of learning how to blog and what to blog. I’ve learned from Twitter that if someone follows you, it is best to follow back. So I bring the same practice here. And boy, am I learning a lot. It may not be reflected on this post yet, but I know one day it will be.

I wanted to put this here to send out my appreciation to my very few followers. Hehe.. Thank you everyone!

Some of the things, I can honestly say about myself is that I’m a very appreciative person. I am very easily pleased. But I’m also one that’s very hard to impress. Seriously, and I say this because I truly believe, no one has to impress me. I’m also not into titles. I’m not a boss. I don’t have employees so I hate it when people try so hard to impress me. I really don’t need phonies like that. Come as you are. And there’s no need to pretend about the kind of person you really are.

Of course, just because you’re real doesn’t mean I’m going to be friends with you. I’ll accept you as a person and respect you for who you are but to go into a deeper level of relationship with you is for me to decide. There are lots of factors to this. But I’m putting this one out here so I can be as honest as I can and not mislead anyone. Look at the title of this blog.

So I’ll be sure to make it a habit to put things here. That way I can practice a lot. I will be writing about the things I’d like to write about. Hopefully, people get inspired, enlightened and encouraged most of the time; others get offended sometimes; help people understand things as much as they needed and make them smile and/or laugh all the time. Again, hopefully.

That’s it for today. Thanks again for all the follow and awesome posts, guys!

 

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Advice From An Old-Fashioned Lady

I’m not entirely sure there are a lot of girls like me out there. I think I’m unique. Okay, that’s just a positive way of saying, “I’m really weird and you’ll a have hard time keeping up with me.” Still, I want to give some advice based on what I’ve experienced in real life and life on twitter. My ‘life on twitter’ is going to be a different blog altogether but today, I’ll share the lessons I’ve learned so far as an old-fashioned single lady:

  • Get fear out of your system. Seriously, ladies, get it out of your mind. Get it out of your chest. Get it out of your entire being. How do you do that? Face your fears. If you’re spiritual or biblical like me (no offense to those who aren’t), then the answer is LOVE. Loving God. God is Love. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…” (1 John 4:18) Isn’t that nice to know? We, human beings, endlessly try, make experiments about emotions (lately, I’ve been reading stuff online about neurology & the experiments people make to understand human emotions) and why we’re afraid when the oldest and best book in existence tells us the answer in the simplest form. Read that entire chapter, or the entire book of 1 John, better yet, the entire Bible to fully understand it.
  • Give in and give up. Learn the difference between the two and know when to use either one or both at the right time. Give in to meeting new friends. Give up on people who always put you down. Give in to believing what people can do and encourage them to do it. Most people don’t wanna believe they can do great stuff, make that change, create an impact in the lives of others. Give up on cynicism. Give in to love. No matter how many times your heart was broken, NEVER give up on love. Give in to honesty, equality, fairness. Give up on sitting on the sidelines.
  • Make a stand. Always make a stand. Do what you need to do in the best way you can to the ends of the earth. If you believe in something and it’s for the common good, voice it out. One spark is all that’s needed to spread fire in the forest. One voice. Let your voice be heard. No on can take that away from you. Let no one drown you out.
  • Learn new things. If you’re not a natural dancer or no one in your family is, then learn to dance. Learn anything that you don’t know. Don’t be afraid to ask. Never be afraid to ask help from others. That’s true humility. It’s not being dumb. If you’re the same age as I am, you’ll find out that while there are things best done alone, most things in life are best learned from other people, asking help from others. So, if you must learn something new, learn how to ask help from other people. It won’t be waste of your time, I guarantee you that.
  • Have tons of fun. Don’t ever let a day pass by without laughing or smiling. You have to laugh. Make that your life goal: To do something/anything with lots of laughter. If you must love someone, laugh with the person. If you’re on your way to starting your career, make sure you will have ample to laugh while pursuing that. If you’ve been hurt and had bad things happen to you, (and it’s not always easy, believe me, I know) try to smile and make an effort to find or do things that will help you remember how good it feels to laugh your heart out.