Saturday, May 17, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
yepee. wink!!..(_.._)Our Family i gettin more bigger. every year we have a new baby! well.. the bigger the happier. This year we have Santino, Our cutie Baby boy! His real Name is Emmanuel and since he was born on the fiestivity of Sr. Sto Niño, he was given a nickname "Santino" derives from the name of Sr. Sto. Niño. He likes his grandfather(lolo) touch that much! In fact, he's more comfortable and don't cry if his lolo will be the one to carry him. He's lovable same as the other babies we have in the house. It's a great feelin to say them kids running around in the house, though sometimes they are mean and naughty but it's a big relief to see them healthy and Happy. hmmm.... Our Home, become more noisy too.. well, it's understood since we have a lot of kids and we have a big Family! I'm very proud to have them and being a part of my family since we do help each other, even though somtimes we could not help it that there will be an arguement, But it's a part of living. What matter most, is that we care each other and We're always Happy! So We Welcome our baby boy Santino to the Family and to the world! we want want him to know that we love him that much and We're very happy to have him.. We love you baby Santino!
Monday, May 12, 2008
“PLEASE get ready for the morning exercise,” the student’s sleepy voice would say through the gymnasium’s speakers. My schoolmates and I would assemble at the gym every morning at 7.30 to sing the national anthem and morning prayers, and do the morning exercise.
Why, we would silently wail, why do we have to do this so early in the morning? My exercise grunts were just met by stern glares from the teachers. Perhaps if Elle Woods of “Legally Blonde” had been my classmate, I would have better appreciated that “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.”
As I aged though, I did learn the value of exercise. In the beginning, it was for vanity reasons. My metabolism was slowing down, and I had to stay fit to look fit. And then there was the health reason. I knew my sedentary lifestyle was taking a toll on my health, so I hit the gym. My friends would also exercise to tone their bodies, make new friends at fitness centers, lose weight. Valid motivations. But have you ever heard of anyone saying, “I exercise to be happy”?
Think about it. After a workout, you feel a certain high. I can describe it as a mix of relief (”Good thing I got my butt off the computer chair.”) and pride (”Good thing I got my butt off the computer chair!”). There’s that emotional boost, that spark of happiness brought about by a job well done and I guess, endorphins.
Perhaps that’s a good push to start exercising again. We know we’ll feel better after a workout. So why not use happiness as your end goal? When you see you’re ten pounds less, you’re happy. When your skin glows after a workout, you’re happy. When you’re able to run an extra lap, you’re happy. Happy, happy, happy.
Why not kick the morning off with some happy movements, and turn those exercise grunts into grins? Get that butt off your chair and move to be happy!