Archive for January 19th, 2011

January 19, 2011

Hat Tip to the Brave

Every day, acts of bravery are done for us.

It may not come in the form of heroics, or flashy display of courage, but  sometimes it comes in small favors where somebody faced his or her fears out of love, respect, or duty.

Bravery comes in different forms.

But for me, the best kind of courage is one that is quiet. One that does not expect recognition.

I think being a coward has its perks. It allows me to see the brave things that people do in their life; things that they should pat themselves on the back for.

I know of a lot of brave people. I have witnessed acts of bravery numerous times.So to all you brave people out there, kudos to you!

As for me, I think I need to face my greatest fear before I can actually say that I have been remotely brave.  😉


Our Greatest Fear  by Marianne Williamson

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other peoplepermission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,

Our presence automatically liberates others.


*Today’s answer to DailyPost.*

January 19, 2011

Dum spiro spero

Dum spiro spero, a Latin motto that is often attributed to Cicero. The motto means “While I breathe, I hope.”

I cannot remember when or why or how I came across this term, but I did. I have considered it as one of my possible designs for the tattoo that I will be getting this year (hopefully).

Almost every single day of my life, I come very close to crossing the wire of giving up. But, like what most people say, there is that fine line between giving up and letting go, and hanging on. The motto above may not literally tattooed on my body, but it is one that I have chosen to live by for several years now, and it is tattooed in my brain.

“While I breathe, I hope.”

I know it is not that hard to comprehend the saying, but it does make sense, doesn’t it. Nothing should make us lose hope because as long as we live to see another day, there is always hope to find answers, solutions, and help whenever we need it the most.


When Pandora’s box was opened and all the ills and evils of the world came out, there was that one thing that made things a bit better, Hope.* A glimmer of hope is something to hold on to than nothing at all.

In closing, I would like to share this nice video to the rest of the world, especially those who are in the brink of losing hope.

We will never break, though they devastate, we shall motivate,

And we gotta pray, all we got is faith.

*Note: There are various versions of Pandora’s story, but I chose the one with Hope being freed in the end.

**This is a late response to yesterday’s DailyPost question.**