There are three Cs in life that are important – choice, chance, and change.
You must make the choice to take a chance if you want anything in life to change.
I’ve always believed that of the three Cs, change is the most difficult and challenging.
When I was much younger, the ideal was a totally different outlook from the real. Those days of idealism begin to fade as we age. I’m really not sure if it’s just being tired of shouting out to what you can’t change, but fighting for the truth and what will always be the right thing to do is physically, emotionally and spiritually draining.
Perhaps we need to give it to ourselves a break in life by changing the way we look at things. We have the choice to remain where we are or take the chance to see where our passion leads us.
Nothing changes, if nothing changes…
If there is one pet peeve I have at work, it’s having lunch at your work desk. It’s called sad lunches.
One study showed that almost 70% have lunches at their work table. It’s called the #saddest lunch bunch. If you’re reading this and feel being alluded to, then let me elaborate more.
Lunch breaks are the longest breaks we get at work. That break should be enjoyed away from work. Studies show that non-lunch desk people are less stressed and more productive. The practice of NO LUNCH breaks in government offices, while appealing to the public, is actually “insulting” to the working class.
The argument that in the Philippines, government employees are paid by taxpayers money, hence should have lunches at their desks, is a discrimination to the lower working class. Their bosses after all are paid by taxpayers money as well. So why are the latter having better lunches than the rest?
Also, it’s not just about saving money, that’s why we prefer to eat at our desks, bringing either left over food or cold packed lunches. Meal time should be an enjoyable one. Not something we just want to get over with to address the hunger pangs and go back to work immediately. After all, we work to create a life, not just to pay bills and buy stuff, rather, to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
I guarantee you, that when we learn to have less sad lunches, we will have better dispositions in our lives.
When one goes through any form of experience, it changes the person. Their perspectives in life, their views on morals and values, their opinion of people and friends, their political color, and most importantly, their principles.
Judas is a well known character in the Bible. And whether you are Catholic in faith or not, the character of Judas is found in every culture of humanity. Judas is the symbol of betrayal. Of being a traitor. Of doing something abominable in exchange for money, power, fame or fortune.
They say that opportunities either make or break us. I’d like to think that it transforms us.
Transformation is usually painful. But it doesn’t mean that you’re falling apart. A butterfly has 4 cycles before it transforms to a beautiful adult – egg, larva, pupa and adult. And each cycle has its own goal. Where caterpillars need to eat a lot, the adults need to reproduce. Similar to our lives, we go through various cycles with individual growth goals that allow us to metamorphose into something different so that we have the capacity to be beautiful.
The butterfly is the star of this blog because it serves as a reminder that we have the ability at anytime in our lives, in spite of any traumatic event or life experience, we can transform ourselves into something beautiful.