If our lives are journeys, wouldn’t it be nice to look out of the window once in a while and just enjoy the view?

Only when you have time to ‘stop and stare’ can you really appreciate your life – and start to see all those wonderful opportunities that have been flashing past you.

Sit back and enjoy the things that really matter.

This 2018, may you always enjoy the view of life.

I lived in a fast-paced corporate world before, thriving in a dog eats dog community of vipers.

Don’t get me wrong, I love competition but not to the point that you sacrifice family time just to be on top.

Today, I enjoyed my mother-in-law’s side – Morena family reunion in Kayquit, Indang, Cavite.

All the Morena siblings – Nanay Dea, Nanay Melia (my wife’s grandmother), Lola Divi, Nanay Linda and Lolo Jo enjoyed the presence of everyone.

There were so many blessings to be thankful for.

I was grateful to be part of it. I thanked them for all the love and prayers during my healing journey.

I also learned from their discussions that you have to live a life of meaning.

It’s not about money or fame at all.

Family is no. 1.

You’ll be inspired about their stories of triumphs.

The siblings were discriminated growing up but they stood tall. Moved forward as one team and supported each other.

For the second day of 2018, I was inspired to value family even more.

My experience today during the gathering was best captured by this reminders by Nancy Simms:

A Creed to Live By

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Don’t let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.
By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t de afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly,
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.


Standing tall and proud. #TeamMorena family reunion 2018 was a blast!

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