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You can make a difference 2014 Christmas eBook
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Christmas, it’s the most Wonderful Time of the year! Christmas comes early this year at Symphony of Love. Actually I am late already; a Filipino friend whatsapped me a Christmas picture message on the morning of 1st December.

I replied saying ‘Early?’ Read more… »

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory blog

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.

- Betty Smith -
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I hope you have a wonderful break with family, friends, food, and a thankful heart.

Life always has its fair share of ups and downs but when we are able to look at everything with gratitude and love, the world is never the same again! Whether you have a fabulous year of abundance or a year full of challenges, let us all take a moment to relax with a nice cup of coffee and enjoy these thanksgiving quotes that will surely inspire you this Thanksgiving! Read more… »

She got yell at for giving coats to the homeless. Her Response is truly inspiring and brilliant!

Veronika Scott, 24 years old, CEO and founder of The Empowerment Plan, who empowers women to become more independent. Veronika really believes that people can tackle far more than they think they can. This power belief in others can make a world of difference in the their lives.

Rescued starfish that marooned themselves during the low tide

Small changes can make a world of difference.
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In a BBC News Magazine report, “Can kindness movements make a difference?”, by Sam Judah, Sam wrote, “Picking up litter. Buying someone in need a coffee. Or just doling out free hugs. There’s a growing movement of people doing nice things for strangers, but do they make for a kinder society?Read more… »

Socrates Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

- Socrates -
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Quoting Robert Frost, “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” I believe that as much as we may want to teach someone something or to simply impart knowledge, there is no way we can force it onto the person if he or she is unwilling to learn. What we can only hope to achieve is to kindle a flame from within the person for learning. The video beautiful illustrated the best gift we can give to children as a parent. What touched me deeply were the lines from the video, Read more… »

World Vision water - Zambia Project

Could you imagine every morning your children have to get up before the sun and walk two miles to get drinking water for your family everyday? That is the routine for many children in Zambia three times a day. And many of them dreams of going to school. Seeing the smiles on them getting clean water for the first time is priceless and I would add on humbling. I am grateful for clean water with the turn of faucet. Read more… »

Albert Einstein I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

- Albert Einstein -
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I believe that Einstein had been more than passionately curious as he said. In one of his other quotes, he humbly said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” According to Wikipedia, “Einstein published more than 300 scientific works and more than 150 non-scientific works.” It was no surprise that he was named ‘Person of the Century’ in 1999 Time magazine and his name is synonymous with genius. What do you think contributed to his phenomenal success? I personally feel that curiosity and a focus unwavering mind, coupled with a lot of hard work were the foundation to his success. Read more… »

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

- Mother Teresa -
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Whenever I get a dollar coin for my change in purchases, I would put it into a piggy bank. This would be sent to a friend around Christmas every year to be pooled together with her own money; the money would then be used to buy gifts for less fortunate children near where she stayed. Last year, instead of buying gift for less fortunate children, we used the money to reach out to people who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. Read more… »