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R & B and Running

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Rhythm and blues

Nope. It’s not about music. But of reading, blogging, and running. I am a great fan of Reader’s Digest and National Geographic magazine. I can still remember so well … that one fateful day at a university library … when I happened to reading the story of Titanic and how it was discovered many years later, I appreciated READING more than ever. Then it was immortalized in the greatest ever movie blockbuster Titanic (1997). If not for that chance to read it, I wouldn’t have valued its story.

Children sometimes do innocently say things with a ring of truth in it. Read the funny story below which is taken from As Kids See It, Reader’s Digest, Feb. 2009

When he received a journal as a gift, my eight-year-old son was
mystified. “Mum, what do I do with this? The pages are blank.”
“You write down interesting stuff that happens to you,” I said.
“So it’s like a BLOG … on paper
.” Beverly Taylor

Funny, isn’t it?

I made attempts before to maintain a journal but never got the chance to do it. Many years later, if not for running, I wouldn’t have discovered blogosphere. After the birth of this blog two years ago, a number of blogging friends have been added and the list is growing. It’s like a library.

And I have readers, though not many of them (and it’s OK), and followers as far as the northern hemisphere who give their comments. Isn’t that amazing? Knowing that from time to time people access my blog and read it, in itself, is good. Why? They’re reading. And I also love reading their blogs. So the feeling’s mutual.

I’ve known a school administrator who writes so well. He can make a simple story alive with his skills in writing. Then one day I asked him, “how come you’re so good at it?” His simple answer, “Just read. Read. And read.”

To my fellow bloggers (who at the same time are runners) … keep the stories going!

To Have More, To Give More

A message of hope for all the runners, readers, lurkers, hackers, bloggers, and all the ‘ers’ out there…

Economic crisis, economic meltdown, credit crunch, currency fluctuations, whatever you call it … these, however, didn’t stop Filipinos to be optimistic while awaiting the impact of the global financial crisis by January 2009.

Who does not want abundance in life when it’s a bleak prediction for 2009? I attended training on abundance with Pido Aguilar as the speaker. I was amazed by his energy, spirituality, and positive attitude. So, I bought a copy of his book, “The Gift of Abundance,” and found it truly inspirational.

Just a warning though. The principles that the writer teaches may be the opposite of what everyone believes in. Find out why.