Intention to Please

I was reading several pages of a Bo Sanchez e-book titled “How to Conquer your Goliaths” last night and from there, I found out he got molested as a child. He mentioned that this sad event left him with a wounded heart and to fill that gaping wound, he felt that he needed everyone to like him. For years, he only had the intention to please other people. God has healed him eventually but he admitted “this weakness rears its ugly head every once in a while.”

But I’m not here to talk about child molestation or its long-term effects. I just thought about how many of us, molested or not, tend to please everybody. It’s as if we automatically got this intention to please the moment we were born. Worse, it’s as if our life depended on other people’s approval or good impression of us.

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Got Free Insurance!

So, the hubby and I finally received our insurance certificate courtesy of the Provident Fund in our office. It’s just a personal accident policy, but we’re still thankful because we got it for free. It’s only good for a year but we heard it’s going to be renewed regularly as one of the perks of our membership.

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I already asked them to change my last name to reflect my married name!

I don’t know how much they paid for it, though. As I understood, it’s a group plan and boasts of the following benefits:

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Weekend Story: Alone and Productive

The hubby went on a field trip slash bonding activity with his masteral group last weekend. It was a 2D 1N kind of event so we weren’t able to go home in Bacoor. I was left in Manila at my PILs’ place the entire weekend until the hubby got back from Subic on Sunday night.

Since the place where my siblings (and parents) currently reside in is just across the street from my PILs’ house, I spent most of my Saturday there. I was able to eat less, too, primarily because I didn’t have the hubby with me. But no, it wasn’t because I got emotional and missed him terribly (though I have to admit I missed him a bit!), it was just that he has a big appetite and he tends to influence me to overeat. Haha.

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How I Try to Live Below My Means

You’ve heard it before. Living within your means is good. But living below your means is better. I have been living within my means for as long as I can remember. And I found out it’s doable. But living below my means???

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When I started having solid “financial goals” this year, I thought about trying to live below what my income can afford. You see, the hubby and I keep our salaries to ourselves and we just share in our household expenses, mortgage payments and other bills. (This setup is subject to change any time we I deem it necessary.) The exact percentages I cannot divulge here, but let’s just say he’s a real gentleman.

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