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I'm not waiting for tomorrow...

Are you a leader or a follower?

Are you rational or emotional?
Are you easily swayed?

I guess it all depends.

There are things I take charge and some things I follow one’s lead.
There are issues I react logically and some events I follow my heart
(Hey, even Spock follows his heart, too, at times)
There are factors that can easily influence me, and yet there are those that will never persuade me.

I haven’t listened to the news for days. I guess you can say I was busy being in "zen" since I started attending yoga classes at AlluemYoga. So it took me by surprise when I learned about the failed terrorist attack on Christmas Day! And then I got really mad (pissed if I may say so) to learn that the terrorist was able to get into a plane to the US with a one-way ticket, no luggage and his own father alerting our own embassy of his son’s radical views, and yet – he was given permission to travel to the US! How can he get a visa and my family in the Philippines is not allowed to visit? Oh yes, there is definitely something wrong with the system!

New Year always brings something fresh – a new start.
I was going to wait until January first but I didn’t see why I can’t start now?

It’s not a New Year’s resolution; it’s not even something I’m changing.

I guess you can say I’m back, and every day is an adventure I need to be part of.

Every day is a journey, I need to experience, participate in and undertake.

And I’m not waiting for tomorrow.

Happy New Year everyone!

Keep smiling.


  1. That was so beautiful and so true. I am also not watching from the sidelines anymore. I'm throwing myself into the game in 2010!

  2. Amen! I couldn't have said it any better!! Happy New Year's to you too!

  3. @Lee - way to start the year right?
    @CCD - Have an wonderful New Year!

  4. I just love your perspective here, as well as in that photo.

    Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2010!!!

  5. Glad to have you back! :)

    Have a wonderful new year and may 2010 brings blessings galore, my friend.

  6. This is a great idea! Happy New Year!


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