Monday, May 30, 2011

Friends and Advocacy

     Hi guys! It's good to be back here in the blogosphere (again). I've been so busy with both my academic life and my life as a volunteer for various charitable works these past few days. That's why, as you may have noticed, I barely blog nor regularly manage my accounts. I think I don't need to elaborate the exact reason because I only have a very short time in composing this blog post. So please... do bare with me. c",)

     For this particular post, I've decided to share something that is worth consuming your very precious time in thinking and absorbing the lessons that these following photos have to offer: 

     Decisions coming from the heart really makes a difference. They're my friends but were strangers to each other until they've decided to come with me and help build a community in Nangka Marikina. Before, knowing me was just their common trait... But now, having a heart for others and the desire to create an impact to other people's lives are their common traits! 

     Good friends share advocacies. They volunteer together to stand for a cause. Together, this group of friends creates an impact to the society. I'm glad to work with these guys because they are now part of the people who care.... and the best part is... they are my friends!

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Note: The above photos were taken last May 21, 2011 at Nangka Marikina during the U! Can Build (A joint project of U! Happy Events For Kids Foundation and The Coffee Bean and Green Leaf).
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     Before I end this post, I hope that you've been able to extract those useful juices that may help you in your journey as a leader and, of course, as a nation-builder in your own respective country. Just bare in mind that, as a leader, we do have the power to influence other people and that includes our friends. Come on guys,  let's convince them (our friends) to become  part of our personal endeavors. Together with them, we do have the capacity to bring a much greater change... the change that we want the future generations to see and experience.

Until next time.... Matt c",)

Friday, May 06, 2011

Appreciation and Inspiration

     Earlier this morning, I've received an email message coming from Stick Men Creation (the site that I've mentioned on my previous post, which is entitled "Inspiration: A Chain Reaction"). The email message  is made up of a personalized artwork and a short message thanking me for writing the aforementioned post. 

     The said message has given me another reason to continue what I'm currently doing - sharing and inspiring other people through the use of this blog. Inspiring others so that they may inspire other people as well  has become one my core principles ever since this blog has been created. So... for the sake of inspiring you, my dear readers, let me share with you the exact message of Stick Men Creation.

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     We can't thank you enough for your kind words. It really means a lot to have someone appreciate the interest put towards their artwork! Your blog post was an inspiration to others, as well as an inspiration to us.

     We wish you the best of luck in all of your projects and want to let you know that we are always there to help you at Stick Men Creation; because, you're right, it is a chain reaction.

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     I do hope that their simple message did inspire you as much as I did. You want more? Well, I'll give you  more stuff next time. But for now, I think this would be enough.

     Allow me to end this post by leaving you with this additional thought for you to ponder with your friends: 

Inspiration comes right after you've learned to appreciate a thing (no matter how big or small it may be).

Monday, May 02, 2011

Inspiration: A Chain Reaction

     What does it feels like to be notified by someone informing you that your artwork has been featured in other websites? Your answers may vary in some point or another. But if you would ask me with the same question, my answer would be like this... I'll be flattered and definitely be inspired at the same time. Why flattered and why inspired?

      Flattered because of the nice gesture that has been made in showing his or her appreciation to my artwork; and inspired because what has been done is a simple way of encouragement - which fuels me with  enough energy for me to ignite more, to create more, and to inspire more people. 

     With the statement I've given, I can now conclude that "being flattered" is just the initial part of the process while "being inspired in order to inspire more people" is the raw product of the entire process. Being inspired is, somehow, the most important part of the whole package because it creates a different level of impact. I've been inspired by the gesture of someone - featuring my artwork in other website -  which leads me to striving more in honing myself in order for me to inspire more people as well.
  
The image below ("Clash of Conflict: The Battle of Good and Evil") is one of the few chosen artworks that has  been featured in stick-men.webs.com by the site owner himself.


     To the owner of stick-men.webs.com, thank you very very much for choosing my artwork. Surely, your action has opened a new door of exposure for my artwork and, definitely, a new door of opportunity for me to grow more and inspire more people.

     To my readers, take time in appreciating simple things that passes you by for it has the potential of opening different doors for you; and take time in enjoying the benefit of being inspired for it will unleash your will of inspiring others.

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