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Late update. A recap from Life Lessons today.

My gooseneck, I haven’t visited my Blogspot in ages.

I haven’t been updating and you can blame the cruel game Sorority Life on Facebook.
Dang nabbit! Do not play that game or you’ll get addicted. 😛 Other than that, my dear fellow Filipino people, there have been so many issues we senators occupy ourselves with. Shall I enumerate? Nah. Senadora is too lazy. Just check your favorite news websites and you’ll know what kept the senators busy after the entire Hayden Scandal brouhaha. There’s the swine flu too, so yeah. We’ve been doing what we can to help the Filipino people. Gawd. Very obvious “vote-for-me-now” agenda. Hahaha

Today on the show, I asked the listeners to share with me anything they’ve learned from a book. They’ve been on a roll since 2PM. In appreciation of their efforts, I decided to share with you their responses. I hope you get to learn from them too and share your own too. 🙂

Dr Weng: Smile and the world smiles with you from 52 Ways of Success by Jeanne Sharbuno

Elaine: From the book “Questions Young People Ask: Answers that Work” a chapter about moods and feelings…We should learn how to control our emotions and not let it have control over us..a person who lets his/her emotion takeover is like a fish that was on a fish hook – caught and helpless…

PM Gonos: I read If Life is a Game, These are the Rules. The book tells about 10 rules for being a human, and now I realized some rules are true. And if u follow it and think of the things, the impossible might happen.
YANGTO: i rmember fr d buk the alchemist: luck is gven to those hu pursue their dreams, then u hav 2 blieve in oMens as paths to cmplete ur own lgend.

Cindy_06_Me: There’s this book that a friend gave to me it’s called the purpose driven life.. and somehow it changed my way of thinking.. i was sick for less than two years and while reading it everyday, i’ve learned that everything thats been happening in my life has a reason.. and that i shouldn’t worry that much… and that what ever it is thats holding me back i have to let go, cause i can never bring back the past..
Ekira 10: Actually its from the Bible… Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your understanding. In all ur ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.. Proverbs 3:5

Michelle Salva: hi if you can read this..i have read the book twice..“Do I wither up and disappear, or do I make the best of my time left? The book “Tuesdays With Morrie” is a story of writer Mitch Albom’s relationship with his college teacher, Morrie Schwartz, a book written after a series of weekly visits, rekindling their loving teacher-student relationship while tackling a larger subject in their final “class”: the meaning of life. Tuesdays With Morrie details those Tuesday visits, and the shared reflections on love, work, marriage, envy, children, forgiveness, community and aging, all seen though the eyes of a wise old man who was down to his last days.

Grace: Just wanna share this th0ught dat i’ve read fr0m Cecelia Ahern’s There’s No Place Like Here: within every good thing, there’s bad, and, likewise, within every bad thing, there’s good. however, it is impossible to understand or see it at the time.’

Princess Causaren: I read this book by Suzanne Moore titled Promises to my Myself .. It says “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved”. I believe in destiny, and fate, but i realized that God has given us free will to choose what we think is best for us. It’s all about of choosing roads, don’t settle for mediocrity if we know we can reach out for more.

Pedzel05: Hi Ms. Ingrid, nice topic! Im an avid fan of Dr. Cherie Carter Scott, author of If Life is a Game, These are the Rules! The greatest lessons, in this book are, “Learning does not end, and Lessons are repeated until learned”. Also u can try Chicken Soup for the Soul. Its cool you wil learn something. Thanks.

Jingpots: hi this is jing (the newbie…) regarding the topic, I got this from the book “The Richest Man in Babylon”: “No matter how small your income, always allocate 10% of it to yourself, as if you’re paying yourself. 20% to pay your debt and the 70% goes to your daily expenses”

peterzzky: Hi ms ingrid! Regarding to the topic,i like “The Little Prince” coz it teaches to treasure those small things that we take for granted. Tnx.

Sarah: I must give up my apprehensions from Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren taught me that fear prevents honest communication.

Rachel Roa: Maybe everyone is familiar with the Purpose Driven Life book..i forgot the author but i’ve learned a lot from talks about g0d..,and the essence of life..and the reas0n why are we here and what’s our’s a great book..promise,. You’ll be enlighten and you will enjoy life more once you read it…..!,

jpdfortes: I just want to share this: “Hindi alam ng mga nakakakita kung kelan sila bulag.”, from Bob Ong’s Kapitan Sino
jpdfortes: this is so very true esp. in love.

If you were to ask me about things I learn from books, a single blog entry won’t be enough. Reading the Bible alone will consume so many pages, because God teaches us new things and reveals Himself to us as we read through His word. Sometimes, you encounter a verse in the Bible which you’ve read two or three years ago. At that point in time, it applied to your life in a different way. When you read through it again, you’ll see that the same verse has a different meaning, based on how much you’ve grown spiritually and how much you’ve experienced since the last time you encountered the same verse.

For today, I’d like to share something I read from Dr. Harold Sala’s daily devotions.
Every one, of course, realizes that someday he will die, in spite of the fact that we usually live as though that day will never come. Thomas a Kempis, the churchman of the Middle Ages, urged, “Labor now to live, so that at the hour of death thou mayest rather rejoice than fear.” No one, of course, knows when the hands of the clock will stop, and in all probability those on board that ill-fated Swiss Air flight didn’t themselves know whether they had sixteen minutes or some forty-plus years left. That’s the reason why you need to make peace with God now. – Dr. Harold Sala
Death comes like a thief in the night. I admit that I am guilty of the fact that I used to think of death as far away. Reading through Harold Sala’s 5-minute devotion for July 1, 2009 woke me up to the reality that death can be waiting at our doorstep at the next minute.

We ought to be prepared and live life, making a difference as much as we can. Sometimes we throw our lives away, unaware that tomorrow, we might not be able to make our wrongs right, to make amends with our enemies, say sorry to those we’ve hurt. As long as life flows in us, we have to live every moment as though it were the last.

I hope you all picked up something from the show today. Tune in again on Thursday for Life Lessons! 😀


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