October 15, 2021

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Age is just a range

Assumption College or university ’81 classmates Sea Princess, Isabel Lacson, Mailou San Gabriel, Sandy Harper Franklin, Annabelle Bautista, Bea Montilla, Patricia Cariño, Anggot Veloso

“If you cannot figure out your goal, determine out your passion. For your enthusiasm will lead you right into your intent.”T.D. Jakes


Did September just creep into our life? Xmas carols will soon engage in while absolutely everyone is on the web searching in its place of “malling.” Oh, the weather conditions outdoors is frightful! Evidently not mainly because of the weather, this newest variant of COVID-19 is making extra havoc than its more mature brother.

Previously this year, I assumed my birthday celebration in September would be far more satisfying and outrageous as I rejoice daily life with a feeling of flexibility and liberation from the pandemic. Regrettably, one particular can never ever really strategy the future and predict how points will unfold.

How do we make very good and audio selections when reality and honesty are compromised? Of course, we can approach for the upcoming, but we have to have to understand to adapt to alter and be keen to let go of points that compromise our value and integrity.

Carlyn Trota Salud, Dicky de Leon, Sea Princess, and Ernest and Mariels Winhoffer

Getting older need to be a subject of acceptance fairly than a single of denial. We have to dwell with the optimum regard for our nicely-getting in purchase to stay gracefully. To dwell with grace, we have to act with grace.

In the phrases of Mark Twain, “Wrinkles ought to merely show wherever the smiles have been.” I want the marks of my age to inform the tales of my happy recollections. It’s human mother nature to view ageing as getting primarily based on visual appeal. But we can defy that.

Birthday girls Marixi Prieto and Sea Princess

When it will come to growing older gracefully, self-assurance plays a critical function. The most desirable accent a human being can have is self-self confidence. As we settle for that improve is inevitable, we could get ready to hold a balanced attitude of being happy and authentic. Getting a feeling of humor is essential, much too, as lifestyle tends to be so stressful and depressing.


Since age is just a range, we could maintain our focus on the core goal of our everyday living and reside balanced. Every day meditations and prayers help discover our elementary purpose for staying. This purpose turns into extra legitimate if we also improve the lives of some others and make them come to feel great and distinctive.

Forgiveness is an critical component that will help anyone are living much better. It doesn’t imply that we deny the other person’s accountability for hurting us, and it does not reduce or justify the improper. Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which we go through a transform in feelings and frame of mind about an offense, hence we permit go of our individual unfavorable feelings. And we all know how harmful negativity can be. Becoming able to forgive allows us to mend.

Seated: Charmaine Lagman, Sea Princess, Vina Francisco standing: Mike Lagman and PJ Pascual

In growing older gracefully, we need to have to constantly encompass ourselves with like that we give and acquire. Most ladies have no difficulty offering really like but when it comes to receiving, we generally sense selfish and undeserving. When we understand to receive and take appreciate, we turn into extra happy and total.

We need to have to live whilst we are dwelling, and be loaded with joy, laughter and forgiveness. The purpose is to love and be liked and to make a big difference to another person.

The longest-dwelling people today in the environment know that eating properly, being alive and sleeping ample are keys to dwelling a fruitful lifestyle. Reports clearly show that protecting solid associations is also a pillar of daily life, these as in Okinawa, Japan, and Sardinia, Italy, in which persons delight in lengthier, much healthier life than anyplace else in the environment.

Keeping buddies and spouse and children close can impact not only our happiness, but also our wellbeing span, or the range of disorder-cost-free many years. Becoming social beings, numerous conditions, like hypertension, being overweight, diabetic issues and quite possibly even most cancers, could be lessened by staying all over people aid teams.

Donnah, Nadine, Miguel, Christina and Ricky Locsin

Whether or not it’s through a religious group, a ebook club, or a yoga studio, retaining relationships alive support impression our longevity and joy. Slipping in adore can unleash rigorous emotions that obviously aid maintain our purpose of getting.

I share my birthday with my soul sister Vina Francisco. She is a kindred buddy who is on the exact same journey of a touring and buying life. We are in some way headed to the similar hill of sharing exciting moments and superior laughs.

Sacred day

Twenty several years back, Vina was performing for American Categorical in New York Town when the Earth Trade Center towers have been attacked on Sept. 11. She was amid the hundreds of New Yorkers who expert this tragedy firsthand, not just as a spectator but as a survivor.

As Vina retells her tale, her recollections of that day and the many making an attempt months and yrs that followed are as vivid as if they occurred yesterday. If there is anything at all we have acquired through the present pandemic, we know that with tragedy will come trauma, and as a result of Vina I also know now that it may also carry about everyday living-altering private and non secular development.

Birthday girl Emilie Petrocelli

In 2010, Vina relocated to Manila to join Asian Advancement Lender (ADB) as a human assets (HR) experienced. As a result was born our friendship and the commence of our soul sisters journeys as we share the similar natal day, Sept. 6.

Vina considers Sept. 11 a sacred working day. For her it is a day of solitude and silence as she results in a 9/11 memorial in her dwelling. She reconnects in many ways with her fellow survivors from all more than the globe to try to remember and spend tribute to all who were being misplaced on that working day.

Considering the fact that 2018, Vina has been the HR business associate for ADB in Pakistan and Afghanistan, two countries tied to Sept. 11. From being a 9/11 survivor, she is now also a growth expert contributing in an HR potential to reduce poverty and hardship in these two international locations.

Abruptly, in her existence there are new tales and perspectives. She’s relocating ahead. Her tales about Pakistan are intriguing, a world so remote and so taken off from us that I can only take a look at vicariously by way of her travels. She normally talked about foreseeable future travels to the ADB office environment in Kabul, Afghanistan, but those outings in no way arrived to be.

Due to the fact she has journeyed with me these previous months on my personal journey to self which introduced us to The united states, Vina will, unintentionally, be in New York City on Sept. 11—the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and four months considering the fact that Afghanistan at the time once more fell to the Taliban. The previous and current colliding. She had one particular would like for her birthday, and that was the basic safety of her ADB colleagues in Kabul. Due to the fact God is great all the time, that want has, in point, been granted. Full circle.

Inhale like, exhale gratitude! INQ

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Rina Cinco with sons (clockwise from leading correct) Robin, Jacob and Diego San Pedro
Sept. 6 birthday gals Vina Francisco and Sea Princess, and equine therapist Tyler Thompson in Miraval, Arizona
Vina Francisco at American Categorical HQ in New York
Nico Bautista and Rico Bautista
Pixie O’Neill, Leica Carpo