Don’t Do That

“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” Markus Zusak I feel like it’s been forever since I tried writing my thoughts down. For the past several years, I’ve been very open about my feelings. I have no qualms in showing my vulnerability to others. I…

Messy Grace

Blue skies. Snow covered trees. Empty benches. Sunrises. Sunsets. These are a few of my favorite things. I was going to complain about a few things today, but then, I was reminded that most of the things that I want to complain about…a lot of people would loved to have.. But before you judge me…

Invisible Kindness

I’m pretty sure a lot of you have seen the animated movie Klaus, even before I did. But, I am surprised that nobody talked much about it. Perhaps, it’s because it’s just a children’s movie and an animated one at that. We have so so much to learn in this movie. How much we, adults…

Just A David Amongst The Goliaths

While looking at my Instagram feed last night, I was slapped with the truth. I’m just a David finding my way in a field full of Goliaths. This is how I find myself amongst a group of known and published authors. My inner self, asked me. Charina, are you sure about this? An unknown writer,…

What’s In A Crossroad?

Growing up in a small town in the Philippines, I grew up as a school-home-school kid. I seldom go out or socialize. If ever I do, it will be with a small group of cousins. This same pattern went on until I was in college and I would say up to now. My life revolves…

What’s Your Feel Good Story?

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia This morning, a lady co-worker who’s been out for a while due to surgery, told me…

In His Likeness

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them Genesis 1:27 ESV God created man and woman in His own image and likeness… When God created man and woman in His own image and likeness, I believe we were born with a…

My Easy Is Not Your Easy

Can you believe we are just four days away until we begin the new year? New beginnings. Renewed hope. Greater possibilities. Perhaps, a deeper understanding of pains, failures, disappointment and everything that is not easy. A few weeks ago, I read a post about how people compare our pains to theirs or theirs to others….

{Just Be Kind}

“I don’t understand why it is easier for people to point out “what they think is wrong with others… The other day, I saw a video from a fellow blogger about her being called “an old hag” due to her premature gray hair. Well, it got me. Not really for her gray hair (I have…

Mending Fences

“I’d like to mend fences with you. Not because you are right and I am wrong. Nor because I am weak and you are strong…. Mending fences….such an easy thing to say but why is it so hard to do…? So, how do we mend fences? Who should go first? Is there ever such a…