Monday, October 15, 2007


"Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.”
Og Mandino


posted by Señor Enrique at 9:27 AM


Blogger Sidney said...

Wise words... not always easy to follow.

October 15, 2007 10:06 AM  

Blogger EM said...

I just love Og Mandinos quotes and inspirational phrases! One of my favorite is "I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet i will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars"-- thanks for the wisdom!

October 15, 2007 10:25 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That's true, Sidney ... wise words are often easier said than done. But then again, that doesn't mean we can't nurture such thoughts in our consciousness. Who knows? By thinking about it now and then, our hearts may eventually follow :)

October 15, 2007 10:35 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Oooh ... nice one, too, EM! Thanks :)

October 15, 2007 10:44 AM  

Blogger ScroochChronicles said...

I think I'll throw this line at my husband..he's a lawyer and in the fault-finding business. Hehehe.

Seriously though, great quote. I actually could live by these words.

October 15, 2007 3:58 PM  

Blogger Aura said...

Nice thought of the day, SE!! Very inspirational but like Sydney said, its not always easy to follow because some people are just so mean.....

Thanks for dropping by at my blog!

October 15, 2007 5:19 PM  

Blogger pusa said...

yeah why is it that these wise words are so beautiful and very true though very difficult to put into action :)

i also noticed your playing with lights on your recent photos, kinakarir, galeng!!!

btw, señor, ni-TAG po kita, please list down 8 random facts about yourself :)

These are the rules:
1. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
2. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
3. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs

These are the rules:
1. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
2. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
3. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs

October 15, 2007 5:28 PM  

Blogger jon go said...

wow eric.. i realy needed this today.. thanks.. i got a little teary while reading it.. :(

October 15, 2007 5:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this your entry to the "reflections" theme for this month? hehe. nice eric, love the warm color...

October 15, 2007 5:45 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

More power to him Scrooch, especially when putting behind bars those of criminal minds.

Yes, I also appreciate these words a lot because envy can cause much harm to those who harbor them.

October 15, 2007 6:54 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

My pleasure, Aura. What glorious trip that was you guys took. Very inspiring :)

I know! So many angry and mean people around. That is why we should remain steadfast in not allowing anyone to sidetrack us from our positive thoughts.

October 15, 2007 7:02 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Pusa. Might as well practice all those lighting seminars I had taken in the past. Besides, not much going on out there so I might as well do whatever I can inside my workshop :)

Thanks ... will try on working on this tag soon :)

October 15, 2007 7:04 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I sent thsi quote to a friend, Jon. She was just engulfed by a co-worker's envious politicking. Told her not to quit her job but to keep this quote around to help her cope.

Glad it was of help to you, too :)

October 15, 2007 7:06 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I should, right, Lino? Hehehe!

Okay I might as well submit it then. Thanks!

October 15, 2007 7:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Masyado na akong nae-elib sa mga shots mo. Galing! :)

October 15, 2007 9:20 PM  

Blogger NOYPETES said...

...Don't let anybody's opinion dictate your future!

October 16, 2007 12:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

supports Proverbs 4:23..." Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."

beautiful, will forward this to my confused teenaged nieces...:).

thanks for sharing!

October 16, 2007 6:00 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, LAR, pero I'm still learning. Kung makikita mo makshift studio ko matatawa ka -- puros mumurahing lampara na nabili sa Quiapo na minsan sumasabog mga bumbilya kasi galing China at peke ... hehehe.

October 16, 2007 6:49 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Very very true, Noypete! That's why we shouldn't let anyone rain on our parade; otherwise sira na talaga buhay :)

October 16, 2007 6:50 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Sure hope your nieces will apply it, Cacofonix, because as most say, daming kontra-bida dito sa mundo ... hehehe!

October 16, 2007 6:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mas lalo akong bumilib kasi nagkakasya ka sa mga simpleng gamit pero maganda ang labas ng shots mo. Ganyan talaga ang magaling na photographer. Mahina ako sa mga ganyang shots kasi hindi pa kaya ng powers ko. :) Sana matuto din ako ng ganyan paunti-unti. Galing!

October 16, 2007 4:53 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Here's a tip, LAR: next time you're at aunt's or friend's house or anywhere else, keep an eye open for stuff you can borrow to photograph -- an old bottle, ornament, piece of old jewelry, and etc. -- and just set them up using the light streaming from a window. And then take shots from various angles. Simula ka lang dyan muna.

The way I do it is that whether inspired or not, I urge myself to take even a picture a day of found object -- kahit pang-hilod ... hehehe!

October 17, 2007 6:09 AM  

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