there’s so much more in life!


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smiling never causes you something right? You look better when you smile.

The world needs your smile, a glimpse of hope for someone’s weary soul. Have you ever noticed that living becomes harder each day, we all have baggage but you can always be the person who chooses hope despite what’s happening around you. There are some who stay on their deathbed right now, fighting for their lives and hoping to have more days. And here you are standing still despite all the circumstances. So choose to smile even if your shoulders are tired and your feet are weary, keep smiling. Life is still beautiful; the sun shines every day, the moon and stars light up our dark sky, the trees dance in slow motion, and the birds are still flying high. Do not forget to enjoy life, you only have one, and you’re not here just to suffer, you are here to experience life at its best. Smile and let it radiates around your space!


two women holding cups laughing at each other

Growing up is fun! You are allowed to dream beyond the border while enjoying your present moment and be contented in the space you are in now. Learning from other people and from your mistakes. This season is indeed really liberating like when you really found deep contentment in everything that you have right now, that’s the exact moment you start living life at its best. Society just made us believe that you need to be this person at a certain age, thus many of us became so anxious at this time. But actually, there are many things to venture into and enjoy while you’re young. And when you choose to use a different lens, the lens of faith, love, and hope, you’ll start to unwrap the simplicity and complexity of life. Hays, sarap mabuhay sa earth!


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Try to look at your old pictures, old posts, and old writings, and listen to old songs. Nostalgic! You’ll realize you are far better than before, you may not be the person you used to dream of before but you are still proud of your present version, right? Thinking you surpassed those seasons, those simple things that you thought were a great deal when you were lil like having low remarks, being punished for being late, and the fistfights with your siblings and cousins. HAHAHAH! When you are really growing up you’ll appreciate more the moments in the past, awdeee the Spongecola era! (tita mode today!) Oh diba you’re not left behind, super duper daming learnings in the past!

So sissy, we’re still doing better right? Life is beautiful!

Published by Merrel Ya

A lady who has been pondering her hope into Christ, inhaling His grace, and enjoying the beauty of life. Writing about life, asking God about “kuliglig sa kanyang dibdib.”

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