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Better Days

“You can’t get to no better days
Unless you make it through the night.
Oh, you will see those better days
But you gotta be patient.”

If you’ve been here before, you know I have been through quite a journey – from health issues to unemployment. Somewhere along the way, I was also an unknowing guinea pig thrown under the bus by people with questionable intentions.  I chose to ignore the noise and peacefully forge on.  Truth screams louder than malicious insinuations anyway.

As Dianne Reeves fills the room and the quiet sunlight strikes my desk, I just had to sit back and take stock of where I am now…and how absolutely amazing and unexpected my life journey is.  Before my health problems, nothing much was happening to my life. Every day was just “the day following yesterday”.  It was all really a constant “bleh”.  It wasn’t as much that I got sick. It was more that I came to recognize and accept the Lord in my life. Once that settled in my heart, I began to see the Lord’s hand in every little bit. Laid off?  The Lord made sure I had little pockets of successes as I ventured on my own. Target of talebearers?  I found pure-hearted souls who watched out for me and lifted me up.  Discouraged and ready to give up?  A surprise opportunity happened.

Now, every time I start tapping away at the keyboard, I am reminded of how much life has changed. This was where I was sometime a year ago:

Doesn’t matter where you are, what matters is that your heart is in it.

On the floor, scouring the vast internet world, chasing and hitting up leads. Now, I work with better comfort – a real desk, a real chair (hahaha!), a fun “work toy” and a cup-full of happy, colored pens.  I know this is the Lord’s doing. His graciousness. His hand.

Yes, you just “gotta be patient”, but you also gotta have that bottomless, unlimited faith that the Lord has great plans for you; that there is a light meant to shine and lead you to the path He has laid out for you.


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11












My life is a wonderful road trip into the unknown, fueled by a bottomless well of belief and faith.

November 2014 I was diagnosed with colon cancer, stage 3. That day has become my personal point of reference as to when I found myself letting go and letting God.

I remember walking the hallway to the doctor’s clinic and feeling – really feeling – that Jesus was walking beside me. I was scared, but I knew He was with me.

Fast forward 8 months later, I jumped the line at the cancer center to signify the end of my treatments. The nurses clapped and wished to not see me again – not there anyway.  It was Jesus who carried me through all the hospitalizations and medications. When at first He walked beside me, during the duration of my treatments He carried me.

I was able to go back to work – but a year or so back in, I was let go. I felt Jesus sitting beside me when I was told the news. He was the reason why I was calm despite the inner turmoil brought about by the uncertainty. I just felt He had plans for me.

Fast forward to 8 months after, I landed a stable job. People who have been with me through the uncertain times celebrated the news with me. I know it is Jesus who made this all happen. He held me when I wanted to give up. He made sure I got little pockets of minute successes every now and then. He sat beside me the day I lost my job, and He pulled me up until I am capable again.

He has never stopped providing for me. In fact, He has not provided as much as He did as when I was in my seasons of challenges and difficulties.

Most times, it is easier to raise our hands in defeat and declare that we are a failure. Most times, it is easier to claim that He has forgotten about us and that He does not hear our cries. Most times, it is easier to not believe in Him at all.

What we fail to recognize is that it is during these seasons of trials that God is able to move mightily and powerfully in our midst.  It is during these times that He is able to bless us abundantly more than what we ask for. We just need to BELIEVE and have FAITH.

Matthew 21:22 (NIV)

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

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I meant to write at least one heartfelt piece a month, but sometimes there are so many rough patches that I need to hurdle through that existing on a daily basis is a conscious effort.

Today is a particularly an “unsmiling” day for reasons I prefer not to dwell on. Sometimes I think that the next best thing to dealing with disappointments is to let it get lost in the dismal abyss of black nothingness.   Yes, I just quoted Patrick Star (LOL).

But then, as I sit here, typing away, occasionally looking out the window to see the bright day outside, I also feel in my heart that letting the disappointment get to me is silently saying that I am not trusting the Lord to drive my life.  While this is my life to live, I also know that this is a borrowed life that I have to live according to His plans.  I can make decisions, but only He knows what lies for me ahead.  Jeremiah 29:11, right?

So, yeah, sometimes we feel that we get dealt with situations that break our hearts but if we remember that our heart is for the Lord, we should also recognize that He will never let our heart stay broken.

If you are in a similar funk as you are reading this,  take a deep breath and remember that nothing is too big for the Lord to handle.  Faith it, until you make it!


Jeremiah 29:11

11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV)




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“Officially unemployed, but silently building my empire”

This is how I prefer to look at my days. Starting a small venture is not easy and I know I am still many a-roller-coaster ride away towards getting to a comfortable place. The ground is always shaky when one decides to pursue one’s passion.  You plan, you calculate, you spend sleepless nights turning ideas over and over, but you cannot truly anticipate everything.

Rejection becomes an everyday thing.  Some days you get just one; and on better days, it is all that you get (boo hoo!). You never get used to it, really – regardless how many times it happens. Each rejection is always a giant rock of salt rubbed coarsely on a fresh wound. Outreach is exciting, but the consequences can be brutal for a fragile soul.

Rejection from close proximity though is a surprising burst of enlightenment.  I realized that tides do change with the season. I needed to sit back and take stock of where I am. Will I let one surprising rejection define how I will move forward?  No. Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin.

Surprisingly, this little pocket of drama made me see that there are hidden blessings of realization tucked within its folds:

  1. I found people who see beyond the “brand” that I represent. True friends become truer friends when the waves are unabating.
  2. I connected with kindred spirits. Kind-hearted individuals who opened their doors nary a second thought.
  3. I discovered that even the most honest of intentions may be misinterpreted by those with misgiving hearts.
  4. I understood that “No” does not equate to “Give up”.
  5. I am made of stronger stuff than I give myself credit for.

Each one of us will go through a similar phase in our lives – those fortunate will perhaps not need to go through several cycles, but for many of us, rejection may seem to be the steady stream that is ever-present in every goal that we strive to achieve.  Each of us will figure out a way to deal with the multitude of emotions that a rejection brings forth, and still, each of us will survive even the baddest (sic), the bluest and the saddest days.

Rejection is not meant to discourage us. Rejection is meant to bring out the fire in your heart and drive you to forge ahead. Do not give up!

Keep pushing forward!


Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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No one is ever unemployed

So, it’s been a while since my last blog post. Life happened, sorry.

I have been unemployed since February 2017 when the company I worked for downsized. I lost my 10-year job one fine Thursday morning.  I remember the boss trying to find the right words to break it to me while I was staring at the glorious bright blue sky outside the office’s giant windows and knowing that the Lord has answered my question of whether I should stay or move on. It was a day of mixed emotions – relieved that I did not have to tender my resignation, sad that I wasn’t brave enough to make the decision myself, and excited to find my self outside the limitations of the corporate world.

Being unemployed is a blessing not easily recognizable because it goes against the grain of what we consider as a blessing – that is, something that is conducive to happiness. Not having a steady source of income is definitely not going to give you happiness. But, looking beyond the paycheck, you will recognize the many layers of hidden blessings that come with that official “last-day-at-work”:

  • You begin to appreciate the smaller bills in your wallet. You become more cautious of spending that you now only spend for things that you really need or absolutely want. No purchases that end up piled with other “i-might-need-this-extra-staple-wire-remover-in-the-future” box. Only happy purchases happen.
  • You get to spend more time doing nothing –  and by nothing, I refer to activities you do that do not bring you stress – like over-sleeping by 10minutes or taking a full 20-song playlist bath time or just sitting at the coffee table with your mobile phone in hand.
  • You begin to discover what truly matters for you. Ran out of coffee beans? Instant coffee will do for a day.
  • You see your family off in the morning, and you are there to welcome them back when they return.  You are there to give them the warm hug they do not know they need until they get one.
  • You learn who your real friends are
  • You find out more about yourself and what you are capable of.
  • You spend more time talking to God. You call on Him because you need to know that He is looking after you. You call on Him so that you will feel comfort and confident that even if you are unemployed, He will be providing for you without fail.

Yes, I lost my job, but I did not lose my passion. In fact, since that fine Thursday morning, I have figured out that there is so much more that I can do. There’s so much to learn about my capabilities and my limitations – that it still catches me off-guard.  This is bound to be a journey that will be worth more than the 10-year stint in one place.

If you are going through a similar season right now, know that you are not alone. Much more, know that this is a season when you will see how the Lord is directing your path towards where He wants you to go and where you should be.  Keep the faith and keep moving forward!

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The Happiness Pill

My happy pills
I woke up woozy. I knew right away that this was going to be a day with vertigo round the bend, waiting to strike. I said my morning prayers and did my head exercises.  I showed my daughter where the medicines are, just in case I get way into it that I won’t be able to get my pills myself.

Day goes by smoothly though. I was even able to complete my planned work for today.  The light dizzy sensation gradually faded away like it was all a figment of my imagination. A phantasmagoria of sorts.

I did not need to take these cute little pills after all.  So wonderful to be ❤️ blessed ❤️ with a day of good health. 💪🏻

Life is good. Catch your blessings everyday! 😘

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Blessing Notes

There’s so much to be thankful for!
Everyday I wake up I am blessed and while I remember to say my heartfelt thank you to the Lord for another day, I do get consumed by the daily grind that I often take for granted the “little” things that come my way – those “positive stars” which I should be thankful for. 

This is what my blog is all about. 

Acknowledging the blessings that I come across with, as my day unfolds. My goal is to remind myself that no matter the challenges, the blessings will always outnumber them…and I hope that my little “blessing notes” will inspire you as you wiggle through your own obstacles and encourage you to look beyond the difficulties and appreciate the “positive stars” that fall along your path. 

Life is good. Catch your blessings everyday! ❤️