Monday, January 2, 2017

Hello 2017: Chicken Soup For the Soul

Hello lovelies!! Was able to visit Pane e Dolci and I am so in love with their coffee. Take note, this is not a cafe review but I'll feature some of the pictures I took while dining with my husband. From the title, you'd probably know what I'll be talking about. Weee!

Happy New Year my loves! (insert grand fireworks here). Wow, I can't believe I survived 2016 gracefully, lol! I am so ready 2017, bring it on!

I have to confess that my life was not that easy - in fact, I think 2016 was a little tough on me. But we all should know too that year 2017 will not get any easier either. Although in most cases, we are experiencing tough moments as the result of our bad choices or decisions makings; Also, in some cases - God allows hard times in order to to make us stronger (could be spiritually, emotionally, mentally even physical progress). Just like an old saying goes, 'no pain, no glory'. However, no matter how weird our journey may get, if something doesn't go the way we've planned, doesn't mean we have all the reason to deal with it, negatively. Let's aim to deal every circumstance and people with the right sets of attitude because somehow this formula will reward you in many ways.




Around year 90 forgotten, I'm not sure why most women on social media are making this 'bitch' attitude as something praise worthy. Being a 'bitch' is that girl who always competes: that kinda girl who always finds other girl as competition when she feels insecure. The girl who thinks she deserves better than other people, she's selfish and she'll do anything (even stepping on other people's heads) just to get there, ungrateful brat, she's insincere (and will never get the sincerity of other people too), insensitive, rude, proud, and all the ugly things. She might be older than you but of a soul of a toddler, that's why I'm referring 'her' as 'girl' not a woman.





I'm just glad there are more and more women today who are beating this ugly culture with showing love and kindness to people around them. I am challenging you (and myself) to take part, make it a contagious practice. Let's empower one another.

How to start? here's my 'empower others' kit for starter. *giggles* Bear in mind my friends, I am no saint at all. This article or the pointers are the result of my research and observation only. If you think you have anything to add, be my guest! :)



Sensitive and Sincere.
Don't be a bully by making fun of others or gossiping other ladies. Dumb crowd gossips but smart women talks about ideas. Also, whatever you do to others, do it sincerely. Do not expect anything in return.period.

 Kind and Helpful.
Always.
Humble.
You don't want to be around with girls doing 'trash talk' from time to time. But if you happen to be around with these kinds with no way out at all: Just listen and learn, pick up a thing or two but do not indulge her. Just in case you have to brag about something, do it in a way that will somehow empower your listeners. hehe!


Appreciative.
If you notice positive things or anything admirable that are worth mentioning, please do not hold it back. I know there are challenges of being appreciative like for one: rejection. They'll even call you 'insecure' just because you noticed them and say pleasing things about them. That being said, I still do practice it. Feels so rewarding to be able to brighten up people's lives by saying good things about them, try it!






Ultimately, be a woman that's admirable and praiseworthy. Hope you'll have a great journey this year!

1 Peter 3:3-6

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.








30 comments:

  1. Planning 2 visit ds place 1 of ds days

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    1. Yes you should! try their coffee, it's the best in town!

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  2. wow!!!i never expected ms.L na may coffee pala ang pan e dolci..i really thought yung circle thing lang ang meron sa kanila mommy..tnx for the idea parang masarap ulit bumisita sa shop nila..pero parang for ds year new year's resolution ko ang magdiet..as your saying goes "no pain,no gain" kaya tiis2 muna iwas sa mga food na nakakadagdag taba..ahahaha
    happy new year ms.L..tnx for your kindness..

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    1. They have their coffes and other delicious stuff too, you should go and try Wesler. Don't worry, all of their food are perfect for people who are 'health conscious' too. Happy New Year!

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  3. I am looking forward to visit this place too..me and my hubby are fond of trying what's new. I think this place is a good spot to unwind. Thankyou for another tip Mami L.

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    1. you should try their coffee, i think its the best in town. You are welcome!

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  4. I am looking forward to visit this place too..me and my hubby are fond of trying what's new. I think this place is a good spot to unwind. Thankyou for another tip Mami L.

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  5. Wow!! Pan de Dolci sis L... Alam mo na try ko ang sweets nilA nung noche buena.. Kasi bumili ang sis in law ko.. Wow! Ha?!! Grabi Ng sarap talaga!! As n... 100% ...i have no idea that they had a coffe also hehe ... But anyway!! Soon il treat my family.. To pan de dolci...
    Coffe lover sis L.. Sexy as always... Good luck to your blogging carrer.😊

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    1. Diba? their sylvannas is the best jud. OO Arbe, i think their coffee is the best in town so far. :)

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  6. i am looking forward to visit that place amd taste all the food .. hmmmp how i really wish

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    1. You can visit them anytime para e try lng ang kape Shezie :D

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  7. Wow! Great post about empowering women Maam! This is so timely, i always read posts about girls shaming, bullying and gossiping. Me be like, why were all this other girls love to put other women down? They should be the one to stand up for each other right? *sigh*
    Anyways, i was drooling over the food you attached!haha.. made it to my 2017's must visit food venue! thank you Maam Liz, and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you for the thought and reflection Bridget, I know! We should lift one another because it is kinda biblical to do that. Yes, you should go nd try their food, Happy New Year!

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  8. Tinuod jud kaayo ka mami,nga sa imo ra jud choice ngano magka lisud kas imung kinabuhi.
    I've learned also,nga we must be sensitive, humble,appreciative, kind,and be respectful sa uban.and no no jud sa being pagka bitch aron lang ma dayig sa uban.hehe
    Happy new year mami,and continue to be a blessing sa amua.
    And i want to try pud diay sa ilang pagkaon diha.hehe Godbless.

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    1. Yes, usually the reason we face hardships is because of our pride and unwillingness to learn from other people's mistake. Sakto jud ka Ashanti, respecting other should be up there in the article. Happy New Year!

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  9. Coffee shop was so classy. hoping to visit there soon. :) Your words are indeed.

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    1. Classy and cozy. :) Thank you Faver John!

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  10. Coffee shop was so classy. hoping to visit there soon. :) Your words are indeed.

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  11. Hmmm.... Mommy L, the environment fits perfectly your realizations about this "bitches" thingy.The aroma compliments the time you took to realize this food for the soul. I find this article a great way to start a year! With a theme, "empowering women". This is something that needs to be of value and I'm so grateful you shared the effort to empower us to something that is worth emulating. Mommy L, your "empowering starter kit" seems to reflect of what's inside you and it shines through the way you treat the people around you. But above all, there's a remarkable statement that makes my daY, that is, "a smart women talks about ideas" ideas that help them grow and mature. :-):-):-)Keep inspring mommy L!I learned a lot today, a reminder for my soul.:-) (wink!)

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    1. Wow, once again amazing reflection from you Rachelle! I agree on what you say about "what's inside you and it shines through". You're a blessing! Thank you so much!

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  12. Hmmm.... Mommy L, the environment fits perfectly your realizations about this "bitches" thingy.The aroma compliments the time you took to realize this food for the soul. I find this article a great way to start a year! With a theme, "empowering women". This is something that needs to be of value and I'm so grateful you shared the effort to empower us to something that is worth emulating. Mommy L, your "empowering starter kit" seems to reflect of what's inside you and it shines through the way you treat the people around you. But above all, there's a remarkable statement that makes my daY, that is, "a smart women talks about ideas" ideas that help them grow and mature. :-):-):-)Keep inspring mommy L!I learned a lot today, a reminder for my soul.:-) (wink!)

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  13. Keep inspiring mommy L.Kay di nako kabisado mga nice na place diri.thank u sa pag blog nimo..nagka idea ko...

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    1. Right! you're not of cdo...now i remember. :D Sige, you bring your husband and have a date sa cafe. should be fun!

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  14. Keep inspiring mommy L.Kay di nako kabisado mga nice na place diri.thank u sa pag blog nimo..nagka idea ko...

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  15. One day, i'll be visiting that place, Lord willing! Keep inspiring people. God bless you mommy L.

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    1. Yes, i recommend you to try their coffee Phybe. Thank you thank you so much! <3 God bless you more.

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  16. Hi.. thank you sa pag share ani maam.. hoping soon makavisit me danhang dapita.. salamat sa pag blog nimo maam :) thank u godbless

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    1. Hi Jema, You're welcome. It is really my pleasure to share good thing about our city or any useful info for us women in cdo. Thank you and God bless you more!

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  17. I want to go there Momshie :( and also YOur tips are very helpful jud ;) thankyuu so much for sharing us

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