And, before ending the day...Parang dating gawi, I will post my ultimate 26 lessons at 26:
(1) I have learned Wei Wu Wei...to borrow lines from our great music artists, Que Sera Sera and Let it Be. (2) I have learned that, like going through every other emotions, it's okay to cry... (3)then let go. (4) I have learned that the best person to compete with is your self. (5) In 26 years, I have learned to "bullet proof my soul", (6) dare to fail, (7) and live a life I am proud of. "If you find that you're not, I hope you find the strength to start all over again."
In 26 years, (8) I have proven Karma (good and bad), (9) and to be a compassionate person--to be polite and kind to every person I encounter for everyone's going through their own struggles. Life also thought me to (10) put God in the center of everything, (11) and never seek for happiness outside of me.
I've learned to deal with my anxieties by thinking (12) there is more to life than this and just (13) be forever grateful for the blessings because being thankful is also a form of prayer. (14) Do EVERYTHING to be happy. Happiness is a choice! (15) I believe in hard work and practice more than talent. (16) I learned from Oprah that "You can have it all, you just can't have it all at one time". (17) I have learned acceptance and forgiveness (not because everything is okay, but because it is what is best and healthy for you). (18) It is nice to try new things and go to new places, in the hopes of discovering more of yourself. (19) and to give without calculations.
Another year makes me realize (20) self-discovery and "getting lost" are all parts of being truly alive, (21) and to not make "finding the one" the sole purpose of living (Daddy, 2011) *hehe*. (22) "If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn't have to fight for a spot." (23)The world is overflowing with opportunities and blessings, just learn to ASK (The Secret)
Twenty six years means (24) I know the value of my relationships, but (25) "Stop letting others bring you down to their level. Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs." And still a big lesson, sabi nga ng 23-year-old self ko: I have learned that (26) though time is fleeting and change is constant...Continue moving forward and never get stuck. ;)