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Dealing with rejection

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OF course, rejection hurts, and a series of rejections hurts even more – rejection of a job or loan application, business or wedding proposal, a solution to a problem, or even a simple invitation! Can you identify? There is always pain whenever somebody experiences rejection, but it does not mean a death sentence!

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IF suicide is preventable, why has it become “a major public health crisis in the US and worldwide”? According to the American Psychological Association, it is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24. In the Philippines, reports on suicide cases among teenagers and adults are increasing.

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Learn from trees

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OUR santol tree had to be cut, and the roots “scooped”. The trunk was not that thick, so I was surprised when I saw the roots – extended beneath the soil, so thick, intricately woven, and sturdy.

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Respect for others

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IT was a Sunday mass, the first that I attended in a foreign country many years ago. The church-goers’ clothes were so varied that somehow you would realize how culturally diverse New Zealand was (it still is). What I noticed during the communion so amazed me that I wish I had a picture of it.

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Persistence

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She was broke when she started working on her first book. It was said that she even had to use a computer in a public library because she did not have her own personal computer. Years later, her book became a series. There are even movie versions. Both are making huge money!

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Call a friend

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HOW comforting it is to be able to express your troubles to trusted friends – so accommodating, so generous with their time, so wise, and so strong…or so they seem.

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