Day 48: Breathe Slowly

Photo: C. Claflin (Mom Fashion World)

Why are you in a rush? Do you think time will run faster if you move a little quicker?

Why do you always move like you are preparing for a marathon?

Why do you have to constantly look at the clock?

This I’ll tell you:

Time is not going any faster.

The day is not going to end in a few seconds.

And you are not going any faster than what you think you are.

Time will remain as it is.

And will always be.

Time does not change.

But YOU can change.

You know what you can do instead of rushing?







Feel that you are alive and appreciative of everything around you, without minding the time. Forget about time instead remember what and who is around you. Remember yourself and the many blessings you already have. Remember that you are alive and kicking. There is nothing more precious than feeling your own life; feeling your own breath.

Do this everytime you have a chance.

Do the 6-second breathing exercise above.

 If you are a house manager, take a few minutes to breathe everytime you finish a chore. If you are a secretary, vow to take a breathe everytime you hang up a phone call. If you are the head of the department, take a breather whenever you sign off a memo. Whatever you are and whatever you do, take time to breathe – every time you can.

Daily with you,

– Alpha

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Thank you very much! A little effort goes a long way

I would like to take a break from my regular post to say and express my biggest THANK YOU to all of YOU who subscribed, read, re-posted, sent to their family members, relatives, etc. on my blog!

“Thank YOU very much!” (to my family members, friends, classmates, neighbors, etc.) for taking the time to read my blog and for spreading the word of inspiration, motivation and success. I really appreciate how you set aside some of your valuable time to read through my posts and help spread my blog. It is my hope that with YOUR help we can all help each other grow, inspire, motivate and eventually succeed in what we are all doing. People like you, who cares and believes that we can all draw inspiration from each other is truly remarkable!

Again, thank  you very much!

You might be wondering why in the first place I asked you to subscribe.

Well, here’s what I had in mind twenty minutes before I wrote the email and blasted your FB accounts six days ago (which you warmly and very kindly accepted it, thanks again!):

1. Why am I devoting my time to write in the wee hours of my summer? What do I want to take from this? My answer: Because life is too short and one of the things I would like to do is to write, share and inspire some of the things I’ve learned and read. I am thinking of “legacy” in a larger scale. Sure, I hope I will have some type of legacy to my daughter, but I would like an “audience” to hear some of these, who in turn, will also inspire me to do what the Lord God wants me to do with the time, talent and skills He has given me.

2. What is my goal or goals in continuing to blog – daily? My answer: (We all know that when we set goals, it has to be specific and – S. M. A. R. T. ) So, I said  to myself, why not start with having 100 subscribers in seven days! Yes, it was scary to think about having to convince 100 people to get to subscribe to my blog, but my Mom said, “I have 700 friends on FB, 100 is nothing!” – so, that gave me hope to really set the number to 100. It is true that 100 Subscribers might be a long shot in only seven days, but if I raise the bar and get a number closer to one hundred, then I have to stick to 100.

3. What do I plan to do after that? My answer: Well, only God knows what He wants me to do with the achievement of the first step. But here’s what I would like to happen: I would like YOU and the five  people  closest to you to gather inspiration from each other. Let all  your experiences (including disappointments) guide you  and inspire you to become a better YOU!

Thank you very much!

Cheers to all of YOU!

Maraming salamat! Muchas gracias! Merci! Doh je! Danke! Shukran!

Note: I was able to have 80 subscribers on my  sixth day (today) after I sent my email request via FB. Not quite 100 – but I have one more day left. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD: Twenty more subscribers will make my goal an accomplishment by tomorrow! 

– Alpha

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