Words to Live By

The Light in the Heart by Roy T. Bennett (A Mini Book Review)

I was wading through the net to find words of wisdom to feature for the month of April. Guess what I found? It’s this treasure trove of wise words.

A Sound of Hope

Kuimba by Priscilla B. Shuler (A Micro Book Review) My Goodreads rating for this book: 5 of 5 stars My Amazon rating: 5 stars My OnlineBookClub.org (OBC) rating: 4 out of 4 stars Genre: Historical Fiction Half a century after the end of chattel slavery and at a time of newfound freedoms, a blue-eyed extraordinary…

“Resurrection of Christmas” by Rinku Senior

Editor’s Note: The 1st of September is the start of the “BER” months. In the Philippines and Filipinos across the globe, Christmas begins early on this day too. Let’s herald the month and the season with this guest post from Rinku Senior as he conveys a message meant to give us hope. We are at…

Poetry Month Day 31 Entry # 2

What is there to love about time? I can’t count them all, but let me try to enumerate some of the ways. It’s a true companion whose presence is certain during our highs, and even in our lowest of lows.It’s when we learn our lessons, meet and be with the people who and for whom…

Poetry Month Day 31 Entry # 1

Success could also mean something different from its usual definition involvinga higher position,a lofty title,more money,fancy cars, orhuge houses and the like. Happiness could even just emanate from simple joys likea roof over one’s head,enough food on the table,seeing one’s kids grow and become the best versions of themselves,being able to spend quality time with…

Poetry Month Day 30

There are times when we find ourselvestrampled upon by criticisms, ridicules, or unfair treatment by or expectations of others,pulled down by the pain of rejection or failure,debilitated by our weaknesses or perceived lack of abilities,blinded by the darkness of our own insecurities or negative self-perceptions,even unduly imprisoned in virtual or physical cages at times by…

Poetry Month Day 29

The thorns may hurt much or sting a bit, but the blossoms can justify the ordeal. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 28

It may pale in comparison to what’s readily obvious. Yet, it doesn’t mean that it has less worth or that it has to be worthless. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 27

The journey of great lengths could begin even with a faltering first stride. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 26

Value and significance can go beyond what’s merely obvious. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 25

For always and even in all its journey, the sea will still reach the shore. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 24 Entry # 2

It may be out of place. It could be out of reach. Yet serenity is its realm and niche. It is home. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 24 Entry # 1

It’s how we look at things. It’s a matter of perspective. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 23

Even the weeds quite often scorned, cut, or mowed still have the potentials for splendour and beauty. They, too, have value and reason for being even if we don’t know or acknowledge such to be so. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 22

There are paths less traversed. Yet, they are not necessarily of least value. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 21

It may be independent but it is neither on its own nor alone. It’s a splash of sunshine even in days of frown. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This

Poetry Month Day 20

Rough waves, howling winds, and unfathomable seas may be daunting. Yet the storm will pass. – Esperanza Pretila More Poetry Month Posts Like This