Our Day

I woke up with a happy heart today… 

This is the day I always looked forward to celebrate years ago… Mother’s day! 

Yey! This is already my second year to celebrate this special day and, just like the first, I am filled with inexplicable happiness. I feel so invincible. I feel that nothing and nobody can make me unhappy today.  Thank you po God! 

One reason I am grateful and happy today is because, again, I am reminded of how blessed we three are because of our mother, our super nanay…
She is my epitome of unconditional love and positivity. She is the reason I do not give up amidst struggles. She is the reason I always find a reason to laugh amidst difficulties. She is the reason I aim to be the best wife and mother since I became both. She is the reason I pray to be more generous and kind to everybody, related and not. It is because she is the best! Her optimism is very contagious and she has made a lot of people happy. 🙂

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“Nanay, you have planted positive seeds of love, faith, perseverance, humility and joy in our hearts. You are more than deserving to reap all the positive fruits of what you planted. Thank you for being my inspiration. You are immensely loved! Happy Mother’s day to us! ❤️ ”

Happy Mother’s day to all mothers too!👏😄😇😍

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(For no specific reason, I remember Lola Can, my mother’s mother. I miss her much. My brothers and I grew up with her and our dearest uncle, tito Ipog at home. She came to my mind maybe because Holy Week is approaching and our dearest Lola had always been a very vital part (person-in-charge)  of this celebration – from preparation to completion. She will never ever be forgotten. Then, I thought about writing what follows… )

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kami with tito Ipok and ako with lola Can, respectively 🙂 *oldoldphotos*

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There are people who are born simple, with simple wishes and wants and with simple requirements for them to be happy. Others refer to these persons as “mga mababaw ang kaligayahan”. For anyone to have this personality is a gift. Because they do not aim for anything extravagant or extraordinary, these folks appreciate readily and become happy easily.

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Those who experience happiness in the most ordinary things are the ones who have the tendency to achieve a lot too (this is my personal observation). Most of the “simple” persons I know are indeed successful and are truly happy. It is maybe because for someone who can appreciate every small or big thing or happening in the surroundings and is happy with everything she/he has, inspiration and motivation is not hard to find too.

There will be pressure, but it will be a constructive pressure because there are no exaggerated expectations for simple persons. They do what makes them happy. They work their hardest, exert their best effort, think positive always, pray most faithfully and hope for the best… but the only thing they never do is expect.

There will surely be tests to be encountered by that simple, “easily happytized” person, as life is not without tribulations, but she/he always finds a reason to be happy about or make light of any situation – it could be the lessons learned, the help/support obtained or whatever teeny weeny reason. That person does not complain. Giving up “just like that” is not an option.

Oh… I can write the whole day and won’t be out of words to describe a simple person. It is because I belong to a family of them. I will always be proud that I belong to a family of simple and happy individuals. For all the simple things that my family has, practices and appreciates, a simple act of kindness, friendliness, appreciation and respect from anyone are what can make us happy the most.

For the blessing of this happy (“masinadyahun”) “gene” that runs in my family, thank you po God.

Thank you Lolo Marcel and Lola Can for our big (literally, in number), happy (literally too) but simple (in a lot of ways) FAMILY.

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the PELINGON family 😉 (the youngest in the group is yours truly – sitting on Lola’s lap * the younger grandchilren and great grandchildren are not yet in the picture)

Ümrsⓐⓙ™Ü