Tomorrow Is Not Promised

I was going around my stuff that I packed two years ago, back in the time when I decided that I’m done with the corporate world.  I realized that I did not check back to this box-load of stuff since I packed it when I exited that world of mine.
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The sad thing is that, I’m digging this box because I’m looking for a document that will support a stupid system that halted something that I had worked so hard for a couple of weeks.  I was feeling upset and frustrated while doing the digging.

I realized there are lots of things in this box that I really really love.  They are of no financial values.  Just the silly stuff that I can’t take away so I just keep them.  As I picked and tousled things, I came across some small notebooks where I used to write anything that I can think of  at the moment. One of the small notebooks is a favorite since college days.  It is covered with my stamp collections and in it are my favorite quotations, prose, phrases and some poems that I personally wrote.

I found this beautiful prose and I want to share this to all of you.

Tomorrow is Not Promised
By: Author Unknown, Source Unknown
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be, your neighbor, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger who, when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you at the time they seem painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.  Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck.  Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests, whether they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere, safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life and the successes and downfalls you experience create who you are, and even the bad experiences can be learned from, In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart…

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt them.

Make every day count.  Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again… Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen, let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high… Hold your head up because you have every right too.  Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself… for if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either.  You can make of your life anything you wish.

Create your own life and then go out and live in it!  “Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last… Tomorrow is Not Promised”
I'm glad I found this prose and I think it's part of the "everything happens for a reason".  It lighten up my heart and somehow uplifted my spirit.  I hope this will do the same to you, happy reading!

Have a great week ahead everyone!  Have a great life!

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Worth keeping and worth reading and following. Inspiring prose. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. inspiring! thank you for sharing this beatioful words:)

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    1. you're welcome and hey THANKS too!

      been to your site ;) hope to see yah around!

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  3. wow.....korek....may aral na mapulot dito sa post mo..

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  4. ganda!!! sarap basahin hoho
    pack rat ka din pala ako din ee

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    1. THANKS MEcoy!
      naku oo may pagka pack rat nga ako till now :(

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  5. I love it, Balut! Love is unconditional! :)

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    1. I'm glad u love it Marco, THANKS
      you're absolutely right - unconditional :)

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  6. After reading it, I was so inspired to start this week. Have a great week ahead Balut!

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    1. THANKS Lucky Dodeng :)
      I'm lucky having u here. You too! have a great week!

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  7. Inspiring, it made me teary eyed! Yan din ang isa sa pinaka-mahalagang natutunan ko sa life (woah!), everything happens for a reason, yan na nga ata motto ko e! I don't know what could be bothering you right now.. pero hug na lang kita!! *Hugs*

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    1. Actually, you came into my mind when I was writing this post, seriously.

      As of this reply, I'm good! I've solved the issue. THANKS very much for the hugs Juana, appreciate it much :)

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  8. So Nice, Ms. Balut!! I learned so much ,Thank you!

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    1. hey THANKS also and you're welcome :)

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    1. eeer... anong nangyari sayo Gracie??? lolz

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    2. hahaha erase erase erase! lolz

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  10. that was very VERY nice.. thanks so much for taking the time to share it..

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    1. hey you're welcome! THANKS also for visiting my site. Hope to see you around :)

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  11. I was completely repulsed by Balut, but I kept getting questions about it so just wrote about my experience and included photos and videos -
    http://visit50.com/2012/07/balut-eat-duck-embryo-fetus/
    Let me know what you think - enjoy!

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    1. ha ha I read your post and I enjoyed it. I left a comment there encouraging you to try again eating Balut with your eyes close :) I promised you will like it ;)

      Btw, "Balut" is my nickname :) - you can find this on my "About" page. And you may want to also read my post about Balut here http://balutmanila.blogspot.com/2011/12/hello-world-have-you-ever-tasted-balut.html

      THANKS for visiting my site, I hope to see yah around!

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  12. kumusta...tinanggal ko na po ang mga stars sa blog ko.....isa na lang na widget ang nilagay ko....dati kasi marami....8 widget ng snowflakes...stars, snowball, at iba pa...doble pa nga ang ilan....ngayon isa na lang...siguro mag load na ng mabuti ang computer mo pag open blog ko...

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    1. mabuti naman ako Arvin :)

      Haay salamat at binawasan mo rin ang mga widgets sa blog mo. ang hirap kasi talagang bumisita sa blog mo, mga ilang balik muna bago mag load ng maayos at ang bagal :( I visited today mukang ok na nga sya.

      SALAMAT ulet :)

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  13. Wow sis, like ko ito very inspiring sana mahanap mo na yong hinahanap mo..Thanks for sharing sis.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it sis :)

      THANKS sa thoughts and yes nakita ko rin yung hinahanap ko and I already solved the issue. Salamat din sa dalaw :)

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  14. Very inspiring! I love inspirational quotes.

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    1. THANK YOU! I'm glad you love it.

      I've been to your site and followed you in GFC :) See yah around!

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  15. this is so beautiful... :) thanks for sharing this to me... :) it really made me feel better...

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  16. Ganda naman... sarap basahin nito... nakaka inspire ang post na ito...

    "Create your own life and then go out and live in it! “Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last… Tomorrow is Not Promised”

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