Life is full of surprises! Me and my kids were very busy for the past couple of months, we had been receiving lots of inquiries and orders for cup cakes. There were times that we have to sleep late as we need to bake and finish the orders the following day. Baking is my passion and I felt so happy that my son shares the same passion with me. We are always happy seeing our finished products and being appreciated by our customers. Earning from it is just a bonus. :) We also had an event styling project last summer. We are getting lots of inquiries for event styling but we have to turn down some due to time constraint. We do not want to accept projects if we think that time is of essence and we couldn't guarantee an excellent result. Satisfying our clients is our biggest priority. My love for home decorating and crafting reunites me with this job. Again, my son is a partner who always share the same skills and talents with me. Such was a blessing. Lately, I was given an opportunity to go back to seminars. Facilitating seminars and being a resource speaker is one of the things I love to do most. It brings me a great sense of fulfillment and it has always been a rewarding experience to be able to motivate and inspire people.
I am still busy with my online teaching and my students are increasing. I was reluctant to do this at first because I'm afraid that I can't find enough time to do this. I am basically in charge of everything in the house since my house helper left so obviously, managing my time effectively is indeed a challenge for me. Glad that I've managed to do it and now, I'm beginning to love this job and my students, as well. It was also a good thing that I was able to find a foreign employer that is so considerate and very easy to deal with.
We did a lot of decluttering in the house the past months and I am very happy that we were able to convert some "clutter" into cash. My son's sales skills is really admirable. He practically able to sell all our old stuff that are no longer in use and adding up clutter to the house. I was also surprised that these items were sold at a good price. As a matter of fact, some were bought at their original price and some were even bought higher than the original price. :) We were able to hit two birds in one stone, eliminate clutter and at the same time, make extra cash. Proceeds of this yard sale were used to finance some minor repairs in the house and purchase of more important items.
Our old tenant from our house for rent also pulled out and we are very lucky to be able to find a replacement after a long wait and guess what? at a better deal of course. From 10K a month, we were able to increase the rent for 15K a month. Isn't that amazing? God is really good and consulting HIM in all my plans and decisions really works to our favor. To God be the glory!
That Thing Called Tadhana
My son Edmar resigned from his job in the Philippines last April and decided to work on his papers for a pending employment abroad. I was having second thoughts allowing my son to work abroad. He is very young and it's not long ago that he graduated from college. I find him too young to live on his own in a foreign land. But what can I do? He deserved to go for a greener pasture considering that he is bright, responsible and possess a lot of skills (pls. forgive me, I am a mother). Kidding aside, he is always on top of his class from elementary to college and he is well appreciated from his previous jobs. At the back of my mind, I am thinking, "who am I to hinder his dream and progress?" The original date of his trip was moved to a much later date but now I understand why that happened. God allows him to fix all the things and issues in the house for our safety and security first. He helped me a lot with my seminars, doing all the paper works and coordination. He also helped me process the transfer of the land title for our other lot. I am too busy to handle everything alone and God finds a way to help me ease some burdens before my son settles to work abroad. He also managed to find a new tenant for our house for rent and have minor details in that house fixed first before the new tenant moves in. I wouldn't be able to do everything without his help. GOD really moves in mysterious ways. I thank God for that!
Now my son had already pushed through with his trip and currently on his 3rd day in a foreign land. From the feedback I got from him, it seems that his living condition is okay and that he is surrounded by supportive and friendly individuals. I just have one wish, that he be safe and comfortable in his new life away from home, that he is happy and at peace and that he would be able to love his work. I'm positive coz God gave us a hint. He was consulted and He has given His promise.
I am happy to have received such tremendous blessings from the Lord. Being happy and fulfilled in whatever you do is very important, financial rewards is just second to that.
I am happy with how's everything is going on with my life and my family....that thing called tadhana is not really a tadhana, it is a manifestation that good things come to people who works hard and knows how to persevere.
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