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Monday, December 05, 2005

Ask Not “What if it rains?” but Ask “What if it’s a glorious day?”

Caloy : “Pops, next weekend mag-outing tayo. Picnic tayo sa beach.”

Popoy: “O sige, pero pano kung umulan? Pano kung mahangin at malakas ang alon? Pano kung maraming tao sa beach?”

Negative people concentrate their attention on the obstacles and not the main goal. In this case, simply to enjoy the outdoors and have a good time. By focusing too much on potential problems, a pessimist gets discouraged into even trying. Ang masama kasi, kahit hindi naman siguradong mangyayari o kahit maliit na bagay lang, sa isip ng isang pessimist big deal at parang nangyari na. Eventually, the pessimist almost always decides to do nothing. Status-quo lang. Walang pagbabago. Walang taking risks.

I believe, life to be fully enjoyed, one has to take risks. And I’m not referring to death-defying risks at all. There are somethings we cannot predict. Therefore some outcomes we should simply learn to accept and make the most out of them as they unfold. Learn to plan your life with a positive outlook, positive expectations. Be aware of potential problems that may occur so you can prepare for contingencies. But don’t let negative thoughts deter you from even trying. Instead of asking, what if it rains, ask what if it’s a glorious day?

Caloy: “Ganito na lang. Tuloy tayong mag-outing sa weekend. Kapag pangit ang weather mag-barbecue tayo at mag-inuman sa bahay. Okay ba ang contingency plan?”

Popoy: “Hindi. Mas maganda yata, inuman tayo sa weekend. Kapag maganda weather, mag-outing tayo.”

Huh? Pareho din ba? Maybe, but if you really think about it, they are dissimilar. One of them plans life with a positive outlook. The other with a negative outlook and only proceeds to do something different when conditions are favorable.

If you stayed home because you anticipated that it will rain but it didn’t, then have you not robbed yourself that golden opportunity to enjoy the outdoors? .......Don’t let the fear of rain ruin your chance of enjoying the sunshine. Don't just plan to live life. Plan to live an enjoyable life. ... Then... once in a while... don't plan ... just enjoy life.


25 Comments:

  • Just enjoy life. Yan na ngayon ang aking pilosopiya. Wala na munang planning planning. Walang stress, walang isipin, cool at hindi nagiinit ang ulo. *#+**@@@888 ang kulit talaga ng tupang inang spy ware ari naiinis na ako eh...sinong kayang mga tado ang naggawa na re magpakita lamang sa akin pag hindi inumbag ko. ****####****!!!!

    By Blogger atoy, at 12:15 PM, December 06, 2005  

  • Optimism...that's what makes the world go round and not money as others are saying....

    "Half full" is my glass KU!

    Enjoy life....galing ng ending mo...

    By Blogger Flex J!, at 6:23 PM, December 06, 2005  

  • hehe akala ako ako pirs, naunahan pala ako ni fafy atoy =)

    pero kahit na hindi ako ang nauna okay lang sa akin, hindi ito naging dahilan upang pigilin ko ang aking sarili na gawin ang mga bagay na gusto ko.

    Ganda ng iyong post fafa, very inspiring.

    tama sabi mo...enjoy life to the fullest, wag nating masyadong iniintindi ang mga negtibong bagay natin bagkus ay gamitin natin itong inspirasyon upang ating makita ang positibo at magandang side nito.
    thanks for sharing this one fafa KU.

    P.s. fafa atoy easy lang, inuman na lang tayo hehe

    By Blogger KaDyo, at 6:24 PM, December 06, 2005  

  • aga naman ng tagayan ditoh! oki-doki, magkape na rin ng alcohol para enjoy.
    lapit na Pasko kaya dapat lang positibo na laman ng mga coconut shells natin.
    galeeeng talaga ng mga fafas, daming alam na mga inpiling wolds. Danke!

    mas natsa-challenge nga ako fafa kung may lumilihis sa mga plano, positive ang dating nito sa akin, mas nagiging creative ako sa pagharap sa problema.

    ba't sino ang may ploblem? si fafatoy? hehehe
    maliit yata ang baso niya ...naghahanap pa ng pulutan :D

    By Blogger racky, at 7:08 PM, December 06, 2005  

  • pessimist? these are the people that i like most...i like to bully them. ang sarap asarin...

    tama lahat ng sinabi nyo, we must enjoy our life and not take it for granted.

    ito ang totoo...

    By Blogger Mmy-Lei, at 1:42 AM, December 07, 2005  

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    By Blogger JO, at 3:18 AM, December 07, 2005  

  • i like everything plan ahead of time, mas hindi ako na-te-tense at mas prepared ako siyempre.

    pero enjoy din ako sa mga last minute na lakaran o kainan o get together.

    ah basta lakwatsa, happy ako, umulan man o hindi!

    By Blogger JO, at 3:19 AM, December 07, 2005  

  • pessimism is a negative feeling. pero tiyak lahat ng tao, naranasan na ang maging pessimist one way or the other. marami din namang factors why there are people who has the tendency to expect the worst.

    this is a very positive post,KU. it encourages one to be leaning more to optimism.

    By Blogger bing, at 4:04 AM, December 07, 2005  

  • nice one ka uro.

    By Blogger Ka Elyong, at 6:25 AM, December 07, 2005  

  • The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
    Winston Churchill
    Great people are ordinary people who just will not give up hope!

    By Anonymous Ethel, at 6:34 AM, December 07, 2005  

  • atoy,
    bwisit nga yang mga spyware na yan. kaya next time wag ka nang pupunta sa mga x-rated na sites. hahaha.

    flex j,
    half full glass - optimist ka nga. for me naman it's not half full or half empty, but sufficient to quench my thirst.

    kadyo,
    basta mag-happy-happy tayo. tagay pa.


    neng,
    gusto mo rin tumagay?
    i like your attitude about problems. you look at them as challenges and means to be creative.

    mmy lei,
    ikaw ha, alaskador ka pala. enjoy lang tayo, kaya mag-blog ka na rin ulit.


    jo,
    minsan masarap ang walang planning lalo na sa lakaran. kasi you have no expectations. just enjoy the moment and make the most of it.

    bing,
    all of us sometimes go through times of depression. when that happens, i turn to my faith to help me get over it.

    ka elyong,
    thanks

    ethel,
    i like that quote. galing.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 10:00 AM, December 07, 2005  

  • Ang galeng mo talaga sir.. another nice post! bravo!!! :)

    By Anonymous Flordeliz, at 10:00 PM, December 07, 2005  

  • magandang araw Ka Uro..

    By Blogger BongK, at 2:43 PM, December 08, 2005  

  • nice one. not that i hate pessimist people, i just cant stand sometimes their negative vibes, nakakahawa minsan. with my job, i always take risk to gain result..in life too.

    By Blogger Analyse, at 4:19 AM, December 09, 2005  

  • This reminds me of the two diff. answers "Half Full" or "Half Empty" on the question "how full is your bucket?"

    Two perspectives over one object.

    By Anonymous rolly, at 7:42 AM, December 09, 2005  

  • FYI, if not for your posts... i'd probably be still in the pinas dreaming of canada or US.

    If not for your blog i would still be asking... "NZ ?? saan malapit yun ?"

    Hanggang dreaming lang kasi ako madalas.... pessimist din kulang sa risk taking. My wife is the exact opposite she's purely positive kahit minsan hindi na realistic.

    Thanks to My wife and your blog eh mejo umikot na yung gulong.

    By Blogger Senorito<- Ako, at 4:15 PM, December 09, 2005  

  • flor,
    thanks

    bongk,
    gandang araw din bong.

    analyse,
    that's true yung nakakahawa sila. pati ikaw nagkakaroon ng doubts.


    rolly,
    yap similar thing. mine is not really half full. sufficient to quench thirst that's how describe my glass.

    senor,
    parang naniniwala na ako na may 6th sense ang mga babae. esmi ko ganun din. mas risk taker siya. tayo kasing mga lalaki we rely too much on logic. sila basta may good feeling sila sa isang bagay they take it.

    musta ka na sa welli?

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 4:22 PM, December 09, 2005  

  • Hi KU,

    Nice post! I used to say that I'm an optimistic person but deep inside I'm a worrier. I wish I can think the other way around.

    Have a good week ahead KU.

    -Jack

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:30 PM, December 09, 2005  

  • Great entry, Ka Uro! I hope negative thinker | pessimists out there learn from this, cos it's really worth thinking about.

    My dad-in-law is one optimistic person who really has earned my respect. He's battling cancer for more than 10 years now, but due to his positive outlook in life (mind over matters, in this case, sickness)he prevails, he is still enjoying life to the fullest!

    Have a wonderful weekend to you and your family.

    By Anonymous thess, at 10:52 PM, December 09, 2005  

  • Medyo guilty ako diyan Ka Uro. Not because I am a pessimist, kaya lang palagi akong merong "check and balance" in the back of my mind. I always have a back-up plan, "just in case". Hindi dahil sa gusto kong maging negatibo, kung hindi upang mapanatili ang sarili kong nakahawak sa realidad at para na rin mapaghandaan ang anumang gusot.

    Kasabihan nga sa Army, "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worse".

    Have a good day :-)

    By Blogger Rhada, at 6:55 AM, December 10, 2005  

  • I am a positive thinkier, Ka Uro, lam mo yan di ba? Anti aging strategy yan, parang effective sayo ah :D

    Natulog ako buong araw ngayong Friday kasi nag-i-snow. Hibernation baga...ang lammiiiiggg kasi brrr!

    By Blogger TEACHER SOL, at 12:40 PM, December 10, 2005  

  • tama ka nga po jan fafa KU, di nga maganda ung palaging negative mag-isip, at kung makasama mo naman ang taing ganon, nakaka-walang gana din, hehehe...

    However, we sometimes cannot avoid being pessimist, maybe because of our past experiences, but i just hope that we will not succumb to too much negative thinking...

    DOPS

    By Blogger DOPS, at 5:56 PM, December 11, 2005  

  • Welli is windy ! parang signal #3 sa pinas... :) mostly ambon here and there... southerlies here and there.

    By Blogger Senorito<- Ako, at 1:04 PM, December 12, 2005  

  • jack,
    don't worry, be happy. kailan ka mag-open ng blog mo?

    thess,
    you DIL is a very brave man. very inspiring ang mga taong tulad niya.

    rhada,
    i also go by that army saying. like you gusto ko rin may back up plan. i think there's nothing wrong with that.

    sol,
    kaya pala batang-bata pa rin ang looks mo. katulad ko. hahaha


    dops,
    important thing is to learn from past mistakes para di na maulit anything that's negative that happened.


    senor,
    naranasan mo na pala ang winds sa welli. super di ba? minsan kailangan mong magdala ng pabigat at baka pati ikaw tangayin.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 11:04 AM, December 13, 2005  

  • Ka uro,
    Ang galing naman ng blogs mong ito.Nainspire ako. single mom ako with 2 kids. Andito ako sa dubai at ang mga kids ko nasa philippines. Urong sulong ba ako sa pagmimigrate at nalilito kung saan ang maganda..Di rin naman masyadong maganda rito sa UAE. Parang gagatasan ka lang pag wala ng pakinabang sa iyo ..stugi ka na...tuwa talaga ako dito...
    thanks
    cecillie
    jivanne96@yahoo.com

    By Blogger cecilia, at 7:21 PM, December 22, 2005  

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