Music to Set the Day

Music helps set the mood of the day.

I learned this as a child. I learned it from my late mother’s habit of playing music on the stereo very early in the morning or as soon as she wakes up.

Somehow the songs ushered in calmness, peace, hope.

Mother would play worship songs for hours until she leaves for the office. During weekends, the songs would continue to fill the air until breakfast time.

I borrowed that habit of hers when I left home for university. Her habit has especially helped me during my lonely and challenging times when I lived by myself in Cebu for several years. This was also true during my 3 years of living in Thailand, far away from family and from any close friend.

I can still remember today how lonely some days could be while living in a foreign land. You do not just miss family and friends but there are days when you miss the sight, the sound and even the scent of your own country.

Ah, but I survived that 🙂

Today, my mother’s habit is still a blessing to me. And my husband also shares that habit. I wake up in the morning and I hear worship songs fill the air of our home.

I am grateful for my late mother’s and my husband’s habit. And I am truly thankful for the gift of music and to the Ultimate Creator of all music.

Moving and Choosing a Movers Company

Moving to a new home or to a new address can be such an exciting time! It signals a new beginning, a new chapter in one’s life. Whether one is moving solo or with one’s family, friends or even office mates — it really is like entering a new season in life.

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While there is a lot excitement and joy that comes with moving, it can be a time of challenge and stress, too. How do you begin packing? What should you bring, leave behind or give away? What deserves a place in your new place? One has to sort out these questions but then there’s more: when is the best time to move? Who will help you move? Now to lessen what could be that stressful moment of moving your stuff, enlisting the services of a moving company could be a great option. You can even find one with affordable rates. Say, if you are moving to or from Costa Mesa, California, USA, for instance, you should check out the  best costa mesa movers rates. Go for the movers company with rates that fall within your budget.

While the cost is one major consideration you need to think about in choosing a movers company, make sure that it is also reliable. By the way, moving companies are also regulated. Check these moving company hiring tips and tricks as you make a choice. Read up, ask around and do your research.Make sure that you know everything you need to know about the moving company you will be hiring.

As you prepare for that big move, don’t forget checking out the usps movers guide. You don’t want your mails or packages lost as you settle into a new address.

Again, moving to a new place is an exciting time. Lessen the stress by getting the help that you need for the move. Go for a moving company you can trust and one that offers you cool, affordable rates. For that to or from Costa Mesa, California, USA move — go only for the best.

10 Unique Houses in the World

Ever wonder how different and unique a house can be?

The video below features 10 of the most unique and yes, amazing houses you can find in the world. You might fight yourself wanting to live in some of these homes. On the other hand, you might find some of these homes impossible to live in. But I would have to salute its architects and builders for their creativity. So which one of these houses would you like to move into? And which one would you never think of living in? Check out the video and explore these houses now 🙂

What Homecoming Means

Each family has a unique story to tell. Along with that are the distinct expectations from parents and sometimes, perhaps without meaning to, their tendency to compare their children. And yes, parents deep down really are concerned with how their children are handling their finances, how they are building their future. I see these all at play in this heartwarming video below.

The parents in the video actually remind me of my late parents. Here is the father in the video with seemingly high expectation of his youngest son; he appears stern but at the same time we could see that deep within he wants to see his son investing in the right things. The way he just motivates his son to do so is unfortunately through comparing him to his other son. The mother, on the other hand, somehow softens the sternness of her husband with her care and acceptance of her kids. And, of course, what I love about the video is when the father realizes that indeed his son has been really making a good investment for his future.

Indeed as a typical Filipino member of a family, the video reminds me how important family is in our culture. And that we continue to care for each member of the family even well into our adulthood. The home or having a house is something very important to us as it is a place where we do not only have shelter but it is a place where we could spend time with our loved ones. The video also brings to us the reality that almost every family in the Philippines has an OFW, which is also true for my family. The video is a good reminder that OFWs need to also know what to invest on, how they should also consider the future.

May it indeed be that every Filipino has the means and opportunity of getting their own home. And we are thankful that owning a home with just the right location and price is not impossible, thanks to home developers like Lancris Residences. We are given the opportunity to have our homes to go back to, a place where there can always be a homecoming for each member of the family.