3 comments / Posted on by Kris Aquino

I recently discovered a poet, rupi kaur. She is a 25 year old Canadian poet of Punjabi descent. She is also an illustrator, writer, and performer. I devoured her 2 books: milk and honey & the sun and her flowers.

This short poem she entitled - outlook.

 

I have

what i have

and i am happy

 

I’ve lost

what i‘ve lost

and i am

still

happy

 

I’m writing this January 7, 2018. And i needed the whole of 2017 to authentically agree with her words. I’m not happy every single day, every single waking minute- but i have total acceptance of what was lost, i accept responsibility for my complicity in retreating- but i also have learned that life won’t always go my way, yet fate’s kindness remains overwhelming.

In time- i can share details of the struggles, but for now allow me to embrace the victory of survival.

Let me close this 1st Blog Post for 2018 by another 1 of Ms. Kaur’s works entitled- responsibility.

 

a lot of times

we are angry at other people

for not doing what

we should have done for ourselves

 

Those are my life’s lessons. Described perfectly by rupi kaur: OUTLOOK and RESPONSIBILITY.

Happiness is really a personal decision BUT i am the only one with the sole responsibility for achieving it. Many people will want me to fail, but many more have been rooting for my success... in the end it is my life, and as much of it as you’ve all shared, i shall be the one answerable to my Creator.  

So with much gratitude & maturity- i accept the challenge of being worthy of a happy life.

3 comments

  • Posted on by Maricel

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Posted on by Margie Eigram

    I am one of the people rooting for your success. You are more relevant now that when you were in television. Do you think you can add “Books” in your social media channels? You are an avid reader and I enjoy your quotes. I’m 100% sure that your other followers enjoy them too. It adds intellectual value to your social media persona and very few Filipino personalities are able to do this. Your book list and intelligent quotes also attract followers who love to read and thirst for smart entertainment.

  • Posted on by Margie Eigram

    I am one of the people rooting for your success. You are more relevant now that when you were in television. Do you think you can add “Books” in your social media channels? You are an avid reader and I enjoy your quotes. I’m 100% sure that your other followers enjoy them too. It adds intellectual value to you social media persona and very few Filipino personalities are able to do this. Your book list and intelligent quotes also attract followers who love to read and thirst for smart entertainment.

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