Friday, August 31, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon I Got an Award


"Tonight, I had a wonderful moment to have a glimpse of the full moon. It's not just ordinary occurrence because it's a rare celestial phenomenon. When I look up the sky, I feel grateful and blessed that once in a blue moon, I've been appreciated and recognized."



On this day, it may seem to be just an ordinary day; nothing really special, and there's no reason to celebrate. I woke up early this morning with a nice feeling after thanksgiving. I read the latest news and visited my favorite blogsites while having a cup of coffee. This is how I would start my day.

It's also important for me to check my email daily. To my surprise, I received a message from a blogger, who is Leslie Alba, the author of a blog 'Proud Mom's Corner'. She informed me that I was chosen as one of the recipient of 'Liebster Blog Award'.


I am ranked 8th among the 11 Blogsites she have chosen. I never heard of the term before and I searched its meaning.

Leslie Alba writes her valuable insights about 'Parenting'. Here's the blog link: Ihttp://proudmomscorner.blogspot.com/2012/08/one-proud-mom-two-liebster-blog-awards.html#.UECm2U9v8TI

"Liebster", is a German word, which means dearest or beloved. Upon knowing the significance of the award, I wrote a message to her to express my gratitude and appreciation. It's a good feeling to be recognized by someone. 

I write my thoughts whenever I feel like doing it. I write when I have a strong desire to express my ideas about a certain topic. I write in no particular date and time of the day. The content that I make usually reflects the dominant feelings or experiences that I had on a particular month. 

I don't write often, usually one or two blog posts in a month. I don't mind the quantity of blog post because I always believe that creating a quality content is better. I plan ahead of time and organize my thoughts to produce a good quality content which could be a timeless piece of content that would still be relevant even  few years from now or ahead of our time.

I am grateful and it's such an honor to be a 'Liebster Awardee' recognized by a fellow blogger. It may not be the most prestigious award giving body in the blogosphere, but it means so much to me, knowing that someone's following my work in any locations of the world where my blog has reached.

Writing is my passion and I just hope that I will never be tired of it. It's my wish to inspire others through my way of writing. It's not just fun, but it  also gives me a sense of freedom and fulfillment.

Today is just an ordinary day? I was wrong, because it's an extraordinary and special day for me.

Tonight, I had a wonderful moment to have a glimpse of the full moon. It's not just ordinary occurrence because it's a rare celestial phenomenon. When I look up the sky, I feel grateful and blessed that once in a blue moon, I've been appreciated and recognized.



© 2012 Del Cusay



Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oprah's Lifeclass: On Living Fearlessly


Lifeclass, live in New York, was one of the hottest topic participated by a large audience, and I've got the opportunity to participate though live webcast.


I have learned that fear is inevitable, and is not bad at all. You only need to recognize the fear, but still have the courage to pursue whatever you endeavor. Fear can sabotage success if you listen to it more than just ignoring it. In my life, I used to have a lot of fear, but I have learned to persevere and conquer the fear that's pulling me down.

Oprah, on the interview asked 10 questions about 'living on fear' based on the discussion with Tony Robbins. It was indeed a thought-provoking queries that challenged me. Here's my answer to the questions:

1.    What is the story you are telling yourself right now? What self-limiting beliefs within that story?

I always tell myself that I have the courage and will to do things as planned. I have affirmations and beliefs that success follows if I put my concentration to whatever I need to accomplish.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Perseverance in Times of Despair




"In moments of despair, you must never lose hope. When feeling down, there is a reason to rise up. When feeling lost, there is always a chance to win. Dare to persevere and accept everything as it happens. Dare to survive and live a better and fulfilling life."



Winning in life is not all about the achievement of your highest hope and aspiration. It is about the challenges that you have to go through before you reach the peak of success. Sometimes, you are on the crossroads of finding the right path and choices. However, when things go differently than what you expect, you may lose hope and feel uninspired to move forward.

Failure is part of winning if you view it with optimism. To persevere and learn from mistakes is a challenge to make you become a better person. Nevertheless, absence of inspiration could lead to hopelessness; but enthusiasm drives you with energy to keep on fighting.

Despair could happen in the absence of inspiration. In hopeless situations, you are not giving a chance for the right opportunity to come, resulting to desperate actions, that may turn into regrets and suffering.

TAKING THE CHALLENGE

Life may present challenges to be accepted and not to take something for granted. What you have gone through in life have a great impact on your self-esteem. All experiences teach you a certain lesson: to overcome weakness and to develop strength.

Unfortunately, despair is something that is surprising. You must have faith that everything has a purpose and meaning. If you persist, you will reap a fulfilling reward thereafter.

Being desperate towards uncertainties will only lead to pessimism. It will result to another problem or failure if not acted upon in a right way. Thus, there may be no other way to control of what may happen in life, but there is a way to wholeheartedly accept it.

BECOMING A BETTER YOU

Overcoming the challenges is a lifelong undertaking. It never stops and gives us the chance to become stronger and better. There is no reason to quit, but a chance to revive; because challenges may continue to strike until lessons are learned.

You must never lose hope in moments of despair. When feeling down, there is a reason to rise up; and when feeling lost, there is always a chance to win. Dare to persevere and accept everything as it happens. Dare to survive and live a better and fulfilling life.



© 2012 Del Cusay



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