respect myself

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there comes a time when i have to weigh in the goods and bads and determine what is best for me. i must stop serving others and stop doing things for the sake of doing things because life is not about what others want. i have a tendency of putting myself and my own well being in the backseat while always putting others first and making sure everyone else is content. part of the challenge of life is learning everyday, no matter who it may be and what stage of life you are at. lately, the advice crossed my mind to take the courage to step away from the things and commitments that no longer make me happy, that no longer gives me the satisfaction it once did. i feel like i am at a multi directional intersection where it’s time to make changes and decide what i want to hang onto, what i want to do, and what direction and aspect i want to take and improve upon. i would be the first to admit i take on a lot and not all are self chosen. my life would be a lot happier and a lot less grim once i determine what it is what drives my passion, and what commitments i need to leave behind. not saying that i will stop helping others, but first and foremost, i need to ensure that i have time for myself and am taken care of properly. i am urged to think more about myself and less of others; in other words listen to my beating of my own heart because my main purpose of existence is not serving the world. it may sound selfish, but i am simply trying to live and enjoy my life, just like how everyone else is

take the good with the bad

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note that not everyday will be the best day of your life because there’s only one in a lifetime and one must live through its entirety before recognizing that. everyone has a different standard and perspective on what good is, it is just a matter of coping with what’s granted to us because most likely someone out there has less than you and is still content with what they have. i must learn to stay positive even at times when it seems like nothing is going right. always be reminded that one bad day doesn’t stay that way because there will a chance to start off fresh the very next day. as long as the good days outweighs the bad days, there’s nothing to complain about. after all, it’s your life and it’s what you make out of it

day 439 – thanksgiving dimsum

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the only time i get to have dimsum with my family is mostly during statutory holidays, which happens no more than once a month. thanksgiving isn’t about eating turkey, it means i sit down and enjoy a decent meal with important people in my life that support and shape me in addition be appreciative of all that i am given because there’s less fortunate people out there