Monday, November 12, 2007


"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you… with grace, strength, courage, and confidence." - Og Mandino

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Read the other 16 ground rules for a better life by Og Mandino here


posted by Señor Enrique at 5:03 AM


Blogger carlotta said...

great quote. counting one's blessings is something we should do often even in difficult times. but then again, this is easier said than done, i think.

November 12, 2007 9:29 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Easier said than done...

November 12, 2007 10:24 AM  

Anonymous pusa said...

very nice photo senor! and a very inspiring quote too =)

November 12, 2007 11:16 AM  

Anonymous bernadette said...

I find these "rules" very basic for genuine happiness. I have learned through examples of so many people who I have had the honor to be with---parents, family, friends and even acquiantances. I believe in the goodness of all. And I have proven to myself even that whatever my attitude towards life is will be mirrored back. One of the contemporary popular philosophers I enjoyed reading was Paolo Coelho. He fits in this "seize the day" category. Thanks for the reflection once more, Senor Enrique!

November 12, 2007 5:01 PM  

Anonymous kyels said...

Beautiful quote! Totally inspiring and makes on think.


November 12, 2007 8:41 PM  

Blogger EM said...

Aww...just love Og Mandinos quotes. They are totally inspiring. Thanks!

November 12, 2007 9:14 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes, EM, Mandino is a wonderful writer of such inspiring words. I happen to have stumbled upon this list of his 17 ground rules when I visited Nell's site so, much thanks to Nell, too!

November 13, 2007 5:29 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I'm also a fan of Coelho, Bernadette. His Alchemist, which I've read a couple of times, I keep by the bedside and would browse through its pages every now and then to pick up something to ponder upon before falling asleep. I, too, believe that we all came from good.

BTW, please email me at regading the details of exactly where you'll be at the Salcedo Village Art Fair, which is this Saturday. I will be going with the editor-in-chief of Art-In-Site magazine. We'd like to meet you and get to know your works. Thanks!

November 13, 2007 5:38 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Pusa. Picture was taken behind UP's main admin building over at Diliman last Sunday. Hey, I like the series you did on Baywalk's lamp posts -- really cool!

November 13, 2007 5:39 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

You have got to be kidding me, Sidney. What's so har about taking a moment just to ponder about the good things in your life right now? Or are there too many to count which makes it an arduous task? Hehehe.

November 13, 2007 5:41 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Not really all that hard to do, Carla. Simplt count your blessings, and for the problems, just let go and let God!

November 13, 2007 5:42 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

You ought to check out the others on the list, Kyels. Very inspiring, indeed. Thanks!

November 13, 2007 5:44 AM  

Anonymous sardonicnell said...

you're welcome eric! im glad lots of people find it truly inspiring. nice photo you have here, God bless!

November 13, 2007 7:11 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I took the photo last Sunday at UP campus, Nell. Thanks!

November 13, 2007 7:31 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

counting your blessing, so apt for the season of thanksgiving.

November 13, 2007 8:18 AM  

Blogger pusa said...

i love paolo coelho too =)
his books are really inspiring

November 13, 2007 9:30 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I'm currently reading his Warrior of the Light, Pusa. Lots of words of wisdom to absorb :)

November 13, 2007 9:53 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That's right, Photo Cache. BTW, greeting you an advance Happy Thanksgiving Day!

November 13, 2007 9:53 AM  

Blogger Aura said...

Very nice thought..I love it!

Problem is,now a days not everybody apreciates what they´ve got or what blessings they receive...Everything is just taken for granted.

November 13, 2007 6:34 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Sinabi mo, Scrooch. Some people are to focused on things they do not have instead of what they have at the moment. Sayang lang mga blessings nila.

November 13, 2007 7:27 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

I hope this rule would be followed by families of the expats and OFWs or even by their own selves.


I knew some really appreciate the remittances and others are in a hurry to spend their blessings in the malls.

"it's their (blessings), then it is their own business."

One of my heroes is that young girl featured in the daily news who stride hard and was given a scholarship in a college in NYC. She helps her mother do the laundry and some odd jobs for her to finish high school in top honors.

November 15, 2007 10:15 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I enjoy reading about similar stories, Reyd. Although I do not know them personally, I celebrate their successes :)

Thanks for sharing!

November 15, 2007 10:32 AM  

Blogger dave (",) said...

This is a good counterpoint to the previous entry.

November 17, 2007 10:41 PM  

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