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Daily Reminders :)

Today is the first workday of the year and among the first departments that I visited today was HR. :) I haven't gotten my request yet (they promised to release it tomorrow) but I got something better and I thought it would be helpful if I post it here. :) Read on, be inspired, and be very blessed. :) 

MY DAILY REMINDER
(1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

"I am patient and kind; I am not jealous or conceited or proud; I am not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; I do not keep a record of wrongs; I am not happy with evil, but am happy with truth. I never give up; and my faith, hope, and patience never fail." 

"Ako ay matiyaga at magandang-loob, hindi nananaghili, nagmamapuri, o nagmamataas, hindi magaspang ang pag-uugali, hindi makasarili, hindi magagalitin, o mapagtanim sa kapwa. Hindi ko ikinatutuwa ang gawang masama, ngunit ikinagagalak ang katotohanan. Ako ay mapagbata, mapagtiwala, puno ng pag-asa, at nagtitiyaga hanggang wakas."

10 RULES FOR A BLESSED DAY
(Author Unknown)

1. Today I will not strike back...
If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind, I will not respond in a like manner. 

2. Today I will ask God to bless my "enemy"...
If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask God to bless that individual. I understand "enemy" could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker, or stranger. 

3. Today I will be careful about what I say...
I will carefully choose and guard my words being certain that I do not spread gossip. 

4. Today I will go the extra mile...
I will find ways to help share the burden of another person. 

5. Today I will forgive...
I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way.

6. Today I will do something kind for someone (but I will do it in secret)...
I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another.

7. Today I will treat others the way I wish to be treated...
I will practice the golden rule: "Do unto others as I would have them do unto me." - with EVERYONE I encounter. 

8. Today I will raise the spirits of someone who is discouraged...
My smile, my words, my expression of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life.

9. Today I will nurture my body...
I will eat less... I will eat only healthy food. I will thank God for my body and will glorify Him with it. (Addition mine.)

10. Today I will grow spiritually...
I will spend a little more time in prayer today. I will begin reading something spiritual or inspirational; I will find a quiet place (at some point during this day) and listen to God's voice.

Image Source: http://hadleybinion.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-daily-reminder-list.html

In three sentences: 


Lastly, remember to breathe and live each day as if it were your last. :)

May we all have a productive and well-lived 2013! ♥

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