I came across with this intriguing video shared on Facebook the other day. A friend even had her status about the video which made her cry so I watched it and even re-watched it for like a couple of times already.
I tried checking on Youtube and I was amazed since as of this writing, the 3 minute uploaded video already garnered 54 million views on Youtube!
Sometimes it’s also great to be reminded to appreciate and embrace more our natural beauty. And I believe nothing beats displaying our most beautiful smile!
Cheers and be inspired watching the video below:
Time flies fast as they say. As of this writing, it will only be a few hours til the calendar month changes again since it would be the first day of June!
The past few months have been like a metamorphosis for me as I also went through changes especially in improving my life perspectives. And I know there are still a lot more to learn about everything which I continuously appreciate especially with myself.
It was like I rediscovered my innermost potentials that I kept on recalling a particular past interest way back in college and my past professional accomplishments from my previous job which I found both personally fulfilling. And I realize those things also became my source of inspiration and motivation to do better in every aspect of my life this year.
Yesterday, I received an email from Jobstreet. I was intrigued so I read it since it mentioned about Steve Jobs in their recent featured article. It’s great to know more about a person I admire especially when I previously read about his advice to find what you love. After learning about it, I kept asking that to myself for like countless times until it went off my mind for quite some time. There were even instances that I questioned if it also applies to me but still I tried looking.
And it’s only recently that I started realizing what Steve Jobs meant. It became much clearer to me what I learned from him through the latest article I read entitled “Steve Jobs : You’ve Got to Find What You Love!”
After reading a brief background about his life from the past, I reflected again on the events in his life that he went through. I realized that I could somehow relate on the parts where I also felt like a beginner again and when I recalled the past experiences which led me to a direction I want to fulfill in my life.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
I stayed up late at night to catch up watching a movie called Fame which I already saw a couple of years ago. I still remember almost all of the scenes especially the part when Denise who plays her classical piano began to sing her heart out with Out Here On My Own thinking she was alone in their school’s auditorium. And what really stuck in my mind was Jenny’s speech about success:
There are some things
success is not
It’s not fame.
It’s not money or power.
Success is waking up
in the morning
so excited about
what you have to do
that you literally
fly out the door.
It’s getting to work
with people you love.
Success is connecting with the
world and making people feel.
It’s finding a way to
bind together people
who have nothing in
common but a dream.
It’s falling asleep at night knowing
you did the best job you could.
Success is joy and
freedom and friendship.
And success is love.
For the past several months, I’ve been used to seeing my blog with the old theme and I never thought I would come to a decision to change its look lately. I was in love with WordPress’ Selecta theme before since I found the featured photo appealing to me as it showed in my blog.
Until I tried to create a gallery blog post from my previous post, I was surprised to find out that the gallery photo did not show up! I searched on the web and to WordPress.com only to realize that Selecta theme only showed photos in single-image view. My heart got shaken since it meant I have to choose a new theme so that the gallery post photo I recently tried would appear as it should be.
Since I was also into thinking to change my blog theme, I took the opportunity to look for other themes which I think would best fit what I really wanted. The widgets I used must be somehow close to the old theme I used for my blog. It’s really a good thing there is a live view for every WordPress theme since that way I can see if the formatting especially the embedded photos would still look good. Other themes I tried looked like a disaster for me since most of the featured photos disappeared out of nowhere which I did not like.
And so I kept on looking for a suitable blog theme until I found this current theme which I also personally customized. It was definitely a good decision for me though since the new blog theme somehow lighted up the way I look at my blog right now. While revamping my blog I also noticed some changes in WordPress.com’s dashboard particularly under Appearance>>Menu which coincided to the recent news shared from Daily Post at WordPress.com about the improved Menus.
So my journey towards changing my blog theme also became a reflective thought for me as I look forward to more improvements into my life perspectives.
Rejection gives you the opportunity to look in another direction at things you might not have seen otherwise. ~The Single Woman
I heard a similar quote before and it is only now that I am beginning to understand its meaning. Maybe because I have ignored the things I thought were just okay for me but it turned out that I was also hurt in the process. There were times that I would immediately shrug them off thinking I can manage them in just a snap of my finger. But lo and behold, I found myself in crying state because it was only then that I realized I was not successful with my pursuit.
The denial feeling may have temporarily appeased the broken heartedness but that did not totally solve the problem. I realized to myself that it is alright for me to let myself feel dramatic at times and just for a moment feel the pain. And that I also got to embrace my own flaws because it is through them that I am learning to love myself more.
My journey towards fulfilling a personal dream has been a learning experience for me as I get to discover my potentials and other things I am eager to pursue, that is to be helpful in the best way I can especially to the people I care for. I believe those hurtful events of my life just happened so I can learn to let go of the unnecessary things and relearn to make wiser priorities.
I never thought the rejections I had even allowed me to reassess the things I wanted to achieve and to discover what I truly want which I have been asking myself a lot lately. This could also be the reason why I encountered a couple of failures, before realizing that it meant I am being redirected to a different and much better path to tread on. I am overwhelmingly grateful for those experiences because they encouraged me to become bolder and braver in fulfilling my personal goals. And because of that, I look forward for better opportunities to improve in every aspect of my life – emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually.
Looking back at all of my past disappointments and frustrations, I am glad that I am becoming more appreciative of the simpler things I used to neglect my attention to and at the same time, aiming higher far reaching what I am destined to be.