July Must Have Heard My Plea. It’s Starting To Be Good To Me

Pardon me for my rants and ramblings at the beginning of this month.  I hope I did not annoy or bore you too much.  I want to THANK everybody who bear with me and sent their good luck wishes.  The good news is that your wishes are all working!  July must have heard your good wishes and my plea - I can feel that  it’s starting to be good to me.

I received a wonderful blessing yesterday.  I apologize if I can’t share the details because I find it funny and I don’t want you all laughing at me (LOL to myself). But to give a clue - this will make me very busy again in the coming days.

On the day that I was waiting for this news I’ve been sitting for hours waiting and I was starting to be impatient.  I rummaged to my bag to find a pen thinking of scribbling something that I can use for my blogs.  As my hand do the blind search from my (huge) bag, I found this small book.

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Oh yeah I almost forgot!  One day that I was hurrying out for some errands I picked this book on top of the three books stacked on my home desk that are on queue for my reading.  It was the day after I experienced a horrible queuing at the bank.  I remember throwing it on my bag thinking it would be a lot of help if in case I will be trapped in such situation again.  Using of mobile phones and gadgets are not allowed in most banks here in Manila so I grabbed this book to help me bear the annoying (and near to inhuman) waiting time. (See I developed a “queue phobia” this month ha ha.).

As you can see in the photo the book is still wrap with its original packaging.  It looks exactly like this when I put it on my bag. It’s my habit not to unpack gifts which I won’t be using yet and not to unwrap new books that I won’t be reading yet.  I love to preserve the crispness of a new book because I love the feeling and smell of it while reading.

This book is a Christmas gift from a dear friend. who is also one of my running buddies.  The "Coach” written in the dedication is an endearing term this dear friend calls me and so with my other friends whom I influenced into running.  (Please don’t take the “Coach” seriously LOL).

It’s a compact-kind of book, easy read with simple vocabulary.  It is like an itemized positive reminders and scriptures written like it is directly talking to you.  When I started reading it I felt that it is a perfect read for me right at that moment and time.  Why?

Let me share what I found in the first few pages of this book.  From Page 11 of the book:

365 Things Every Woman Should Know
By: Emilie Barnes
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“Having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?  Bad days are a given so you might as well accept them.  But can you find hope in them?  I think so.

• No matter what, 24 hours from now the day will be over.

• Marinate your heart in Scriptures and prayer.

• Go ahead and gripe a little bit to someone who cares.

• Count to 10 before you respond to someone.

• Give yourself a lot of TLC.  Get some exercise, eat well and rest.

• Ask for help if you need it.
• Ask God, “What do you want me to learn from this yucky day?”

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These are all basic things that most of us already knew.  But sometimes we are all so caught up with our everyday chaos that we sometimes fail to do what should be done and needed to be reminded by other people... or by a book.

This “read” is like a reality potion to me.  What is simply written here are definitely the “power answers” to what I’m currently feeling these days.

I thank God for this day.  I thank God for this book and the person who gave this to me.  And most of all I thank God for all of you!

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
~ Mark Twain ~

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  1. love this one:



    “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    ~ Mark Twain ~

    happy friday :)

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    1. I so love that too. Happy everyday :)

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  2. hmmmnnn.... kakatuwa ang mood swing... mga babae talaga....hyyyy... hehehe... peace! luv u ms B!

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    1. Avah at nagsalita ang "daily menopausal mood" ha ha peace Senyor the one and only. Luv u more Senyor lalo na yung mga latest posts mo ha ha ha

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  3. Nice one again Coach...Muntik na akong maiyak :)

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    1. THANKS dodeng! ako din eh hu hu hu

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  4. 365 things every woman should know is also applicable for men.

    The coach thing, thought it was a brand name of a bag, plastic nga lang, lol!

    See, nag share ka and then things become better. Maka share na nga rin.

    Gusto mo pala ng smell ng bagong libro ehi paano ka mag kindle, inaamoy mo rin? :)

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    1. You're right Jonathan!

      Coach - ok lang fave bag brand ko rin naman yan eh ha ha. Natawa ako ng uber sa kindle ha ha

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  5. glad to know things are going better! :) very applicable ang ilang quotes from the book! :)

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    1. Ay ang alam ko sa yo beautiful Zai eh February ngayon hindi July hmn...

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  6. Good to know that July mo is starting to be good to you! God Bless Ms B!

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    1. THANKS and God bless Super M :)

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  7. See? may reason naman pala yung mga bad happenings na nangyari sa iyo nung nag start ang buwan ng July. Need mo lang daw magkaroon ng some realizations sa buhay by reading that book. Kaya pala hindi pa siya nabuksan noong nakaraang pasko kase this is the perfect time to read and ponder on what is written on it.

    Marinate your heart in Scriptures and prayer.
    --> this is my personal favorite. tama nga naman diba? XD

    Have a blessed day ate B!

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    1. Oo nga very timely yung pagbukas ng book Fiel :)

      God bless Fiel :)

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  8. If I get a full-time decent job somewhere July will have been good to me.

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    1. I'm sure it's coming soon DWei ;)

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  9. Truly inspiring. Happy that July is good to you., hope it will be the same with me mehehe.

    Take care always!

    visiting here. ^_^

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    1. Hey Maria I miss you here. God bless your July!

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  10. wow... musta na... now lang ulit nakadaan.... happy to hear na maganda ang pasok ng July sayo... ^^

    Keep smilling....

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    1. Hello Jon na-miz nga kita dito. THANKS Jon God bless...

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  11. Hello, blog hopping and found your beautiful blog.

    Nice post.

    I think you can import your whole blog to Blogger blogspot.

    Please visit mine too and feel free to add comments.

    Thanks
    Rajiv
    www.magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com
    www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey THANKS Rajiv! See you at your blog :)

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  12. Galing:) you see, God is giving you the answers along the way:)
    Anyway, God created everyday, so everyday is a blessing:)

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    1. And knowing you is also a blessing for me Joy :)

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  13. nice naman buti naman at naging oks na si july sayo
    sakin din eeh haha at anu nman kaya ung blessing na yan
    napaisip tuloy ako
    anyway naka wrapped pa talaga ung gift? haha
    sa quotes naman eto ung pinaka want ko
    "Marinate your heart in Scriptures and prayer."

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    1. Uy hindi nag-skip read si MEcoy ha ha joke lang.

      Nabasa ko sa FB may work ka na ah yey congrats sa blessing na yan!

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  14. Ur blessed! Ms balut pag napagsawaan niyo n po akin nlng hahehe

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    1. Yes I am Josh. PM me your address so I can sent it to you :)

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  15. mejo binaligtad ko yung ulo ko para mabasa yung nakasulat sa giftwrap. hhahahha

    Goodvibes ang july :)

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    1. balik mo na ang ulo Mr. Number ha ha.

      Salamat sa dalaw :)

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  16. naks, buti pa sya, ok na si July sa kanya. sa akin kaya? hehe...

    more blessings and more good vibes sa 'yo B! :)

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    1. Of course magiging ok yan. Thanks sis and more more blessings for you!

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  17. Hi Coach..lets join po throwback thursday post tomorrow. Please invite na rin po Pinoy Bloggers. :) Thanks

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    1. Ha ha "Coach"!

      Hayan I made my next post as TBT especially for you. Thanks sa invite

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  18. God is good talaga, you are blessed and God loves you kaya successful ka, be happy always!

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