Gratitude and Beautiful Bantayan | SANTA FE, BANTAYAN ISLAND, CEBU, PHILIPPINES

Albert Einstein once said, “There are two ways on how to live life: one, as if nothing is a miracle, and two, as if everything is (a miracle)”.

I am choosing the second one. I realized, Albert got a point back there. All that we are, all that we have—they are miracles [we are]! I mean, one day, we can all wake up without everything we have or lose everything we love or are given a serious illness, or we can be really terribly depressed because of such things.

But no, here we are, we are still breathing beating alive human beings— and that is a miracle! And so beginning today, I am choosing to remind myself to choose gratitude because we are living a life full of little and big miracles!

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I am grateful for God, for giving me sooooo much more than I deserve. I have life, I am still breathing, I have complete body parts, I have a loving and supportive family, I have my caring parents, I have a house to stay no matter the sun or rain, I have the most genuine friends I could ever ask for, I am living in a tropical DID I SAY GORGEOUS country, I have access to ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL beaches and forests and mountains, I can breathe air without any equipment attached to me, I can eat without any problem, I can walk, run, talk, laugh, cry, read, write... I mean— it’s endless!

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ENDLESS MIRACLES! And I... I am happy and indebted and grateful and blessed and thankful and full of overflowing joy.

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How about you? What are your miracles? And also, do you know you are one? Yes! You are a walking, talking, breathing miracle! ✨


SANTA FE, BANTAYAN ISLAND, CEBU
El Paradiso— The Beauty that is Bantayan


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It was my very first time going to the famous island of Bantayan last May 5th, 2021. Believe me when I say, and this may be an understatement, but the island has captured my heart. Truly. Wholy. I am captivated by its beauty. That is why I went there again last June 24th. And I can say that I can go back there again and again and I will never grow tired of soaking in its beauty.

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The island of Bantayan truly deserves its spot as one of the many islands in Cebu province famous to tourists-- both local and foreign. THE ISLAND IS A PARADISE!

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I took so (too many!) many photos. The only time I did not take photos was when I ~literally~ soaked in all the beauty as much as I could for as long as I possibly could. I will have to post the other pictures for the next post, right?
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Have you been to Bantayan? How was your experience? Yayyyy do share! 💛

‘Til the next post, hivers! Remember that you are loved beyond borders and beyond time & space. Okay? Okay. 💛❤️

Ciao for now! 🤗🥰


Jong CL

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