Friday, November 27, 2009

FOREVER THANKFUL and MOMENT OF PRAYERS...



My moment of prayer,in this world that may you bless Lord those people who have lost their homes-give them shelter,people who lost jobs- give them jobs, people who lost their families-unite them once more, people and children who are sick- heal them, people who needs comfort-comfort them, people who are lost-direct them, people who are confused- counsel them, people who needs You-save them.-Use me as a vessel of honor into their lives...in Jesus name, Amen!

" Pray without ceasing, and I will declare your goodness Lord to all Nations! ."


I'm thankful, that whenever, my soul is weary, and my body is weak, God is there, to reflesh me completely! that when i wake up, I feel renewed, and refreshed and ready to face my life's journey.
" Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you...He will carry you through."





I'm forever thankful for God's promise, when the bird returned to the Ark, and brought a leaf ,to bring sign that there is a land. That gave us all a hope that we have a promising life to live for.


"Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life."( Psalm 23: 6)



Everyday, when the sun rises,and when the sun sets, I am thankful to God that until now we still live in our home, we still have food to eat, we still have jobs to do, and my family is still in-tact.The sun brightens my day, to whatever journey we are facing worldwide right now.I thank God for the flowers that makes me smile during the day, Furtheremore, I thank God for this opportunity this great opportunity to live here in America with my family, where it has given me a chance to share whatever abundance of blessing i have with my loveones to others.

" From the rising of the sun, until its setting down, Lord, You will be praised."


I'm forever thankful to the Lord, for the water of life, and the life that i breath this time, and for the life he has blest to my family.



" O GOD, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;my soul thirst for you...in dry and weary land where there is no water." ( Psalms 63:1 )



The life itself that He has breath within me, and my family is the best thing that I am thankful for in this world.THANK YOU LORD FOR THE WATER OF LIFE. To God be the glory!!!

Lastly, These are the " THANKSGIVING" reasons why I am forever thankful , Yes, God has blest me and my family but I also do not forget to spend a moment of prayer to others who needs it.


ENDED BEING THANKFUL AND A SHARE OF PRAYER, IS GOOD !!!








Sunday, November 22, 2009

TO LIVE MY LIFE WITH CONTENTMENT AT THE MOMENT...IN DUE TIME BLESSINGS WILL COME.


Six years ago, when i first got here in the States, i was that quick to think, that i need to go back to teaching in Elementary, since it was my Degree in the Philippines.When my hubby bought me a Laptop, i took time to search countless of websites,which i may never knew some of it were scams.Then i found this " Preschool " and " Daycare " words.I got confused what does it meant here in the States or it might different in our Country and i found out that it's different on how it is being applied...So, i tried to searched more about it and there i found out that some Daycares are "Homebased" and some are " Centered Based".There is a Daycare that follows a Preschool Curriculum, and there are Daycares that offers " Before and After-school Program."




DURING MY FIRST FEW MONTHS HERE IN THE STATES...the eagerness to work.

Since my first child was about to be in Preschool at that time,i had an idea that maybe,teaching Preschool might be a good option.In fact,i enrolled some Early Childhood Units to qualify myself for the job,which i did not know after Accreditaion my Credential in the Philippines was credited,all my subjects in Elementary,and my 15 units in Guidance Counseling in Masters Degree,were all credited here, and i ended up having two Credentials: Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching in Elem. and Site Supervisor for Early Childhood.After a while, i bought this "ebook" about Daycare Management.I read everything and i understood it so well. In my online class as well, i read a very "important " research which six years ago, i just did not mind though i remember it until now, and because of that it gave me a wide realization about coping job, or sustaining job during recession time.The income may not be that much but it really sustain my family.





A MOTHER'S DESIRE FOR HER CHILD TO BE IN PRESCHOOL ...THE tuition fee benifet.

Before going furethere, i was able to work in Preschool and i got almost 100% discount for my child's tuition fee.In my case, that was a great previlege knowing that Preschool tuition fee is quite expensive.Yet i got pregnant twice, and made me have three kids now.Since then, i stopped teaching in Preschool and i ended up opening a Homebased Daycare,which is more practical for me because Preschool and Daycare nowadays are very expensive for three children.In many ways my Daycare have given me a lot of advantages such as: you will not be stuck in the traffic, your gas for picking kids is tax deductable, all areas in your home that is use for Daycare are all tax deductable,children during early years needs emotional attention which i do most of the time,i can tutor my own child( save me from tutorial),and more time with my hubby-like walking together,bicycling with my kids,and more...




To LEARN SOMETHING IS NEVER WASTED,JUST IN TIME WHEN YOU MOST NEEDED IT...I REALLY BENIFET FROM IT.

As i read in my book, it said: Homebased Daycare tend to sustain during recession period,than a Centered based Daycare, and i really did not get it before because i never experience any recession yet here in the States six years ago.Then,after all it came and i really experience it up to the present, and i watch news, i pray for those who lost their home,jobs, and as the recession got worse I then understood so well the position i have right now in my Daycare, which i struggled a lot to go back to teaching in a structured classroom in many times of my life as a stay home mom.Last fiscal year here in California, it really broke my heart watching those teachers got laid off from work, even PHDs, got laid off.Then one day, i watched the news and they were giving tips on how to somehow survive during recession .Baby sitting was one of their options,or having a Daycare, aside from that, they said selling online like in ebay, craigslist,etsy.com.There i opened my eyes and realized, that everyday, i should be thankful that until this very MOMENT me and my family are still living in our own house,eat the right food,which we have the opportunity to share the blessing.My daycare is doing good, it can sustain my family's basic needs at the moment of hardship, and my ebay store is doing good too which can supplement,my income and it really, really, helps!!!




AS A MOM, WIFE ,& WOMAN, WHEN GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GETS GOING!

Despite, i struggled hard to go back teaching,but i realized too that in my Daycare though i'm a young mom, i could help other parents to be strong in whatever hardship they are facing in their lives today.Some of my parents have lost their jobs as well, and i saw their tears and felt their frustration,but the support of telling them that " as a friend you are there, you can help them without charging them extra pay,if they need extra hours due to working extra hours to meet their basic needs" i realized that it was enough and there should be no more than that help could measure any lifes success.And they help me too in giving me courage to keep my home for their children and not to give up this home,but by finding ways to modify this Home Mortgage.In fact, it's the parents in my Daycare that gave me courage to research more about saving your home,not by losing it.They gave me courage to move on as well.




WHEN THRE'S FREEDOM, THERE'S PEACE...AND THERE IS VICTORY!!!

Finally,i have learned that you don't need to earn more money for you to be more content in life.I have learned that i can meet my family's need by somehow, cutting off expenses, and best of all " by being there at all times with my family".In fact, it's been 4 years i have not used a credit card.I discipline myself to use my money to whatever i got in my hands, and i end up saving money at the end of the month.Not much, but the best thing is you are able to save.Living my life with content of whatever i have at the moment, has given me peace,satisfaction,joy, and freedom in life.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

WHILE THE SUN IS STILL RISING...


While the sun is still rising, in my havens window...i just want to savour its beauty, the breeze of the wind, the fall smell which starts to come out from every tree.I sit in my country style bed and just look outside my window,appreciating God today in my life with my family.The peace, and the contentment that i feel at the moment.I thank my God for it.I don't want to miss a day of not thanking God...because who i am right now with my family is all because of His amazing grace...

As i look outside, my havens place...I'm blest of God's beauty, as the leaves wave itself as the wind blows, it just show that my God is alive.The night is almost coming and the leaves, the flowers, the grass, are praising Him for what they got for the day.So do I...I don't want the night to come by not saying my praise to God, for what i have for today.I believe, today has enough for itself to offer me...the rest will be tomorrow...it just feel so good deep within me to appreciate God in my life today.He is enough to give me strength knowing that His strength is perfect when my strength is gone...he will carry me, when i can't carry on...to rest in His presence is the best way to let baggages rest into God's own hands...

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WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY THE RAT IS WORKING HARD! DAY ONE...

I always feel good for the rest of the day, when I could have a mug of coffee...to start my day, especially that the cat is away! and today, is my first day to excercise!!! yes, doing it before going to the rest of the activities today. In two weeks time excercise progress will be in great SHAPE!!! " Just catching up before Fall season starts...while the glorious sun is still there to offer me a great sweat."
This is our first schedule for today August 24, 2009.I brought them with me at USpostal warehouse to experience how to drop shipments from my ebay customers(This is my part-time job). Each of them is compensated every time I asked help like lifting the medium sizes of boxes, to let them know, their help is valued and appreciated, even if the load is not that heavy but helping me is also a great reward from them.They put their money in their piggy bank after...or treating them at Mcdonald.

All of us with the kids in my Daycare,we went to USpostal office to drop the boxes from ebay.


Then i brought them to the park to have fun, because next week fall classes will start.When she landed, she said, i'm ready for my Ballet lesson mama.kids love to call their mom isn't it?



My angel Daniel is trying hard to hanged on to the bar! she said, I want to stay to play mama.




Dindo said hi! he has a teary eyes today, he said, i love my papa.





Hannah said, hello papa! and...i took a shot!






The excellent helpers in my Daycare.They are compensated. I value their hard work as a team! Right now, we work together at home...these are my three lovely children!







I took a full view shot, to make sure the front yard is well cleaned up for next weeks class. And when the cat will come back the house is clean!!!








We cleaned up the front yard, it's clean now.we moved all the tykes at the backyard.









Those who need a home-setting Pre- School, my ad is ready to let you know, I have opening.Anyway, for credential question for the safety of your kids, I am a Certified California Licensed of 14 Capacity Childcare Provider for almost five years now. My CPR is current, as well as my Health and Safety Training.










I put back the Bright Rock Home Pre-School Decals on the truck.Ready to pick -up kids!











My last list for the day is to clean up the mess inside the truck.Next week, School starts. To God be the glory!!!Thank You Lord!!!












Thursday, August 20, 2009

LORD, THANK YOU!

Lord, after having a busy day, I don't want to sleep without thanking You for sustaining me with your grace...I may still have things that I have not finish today, but today has enough things that You have laid for me, and the rest will be enough for tomorrow. I thank you for the wisdom that you gave me, to give something for my buyers in ebay today. I pray that as they read the thank you letter, i pray that You will touch their hearts when they read the words " Jesus love's you! and God bless you ."I believe, it will make a difference now that people need one another to reach us out that someone is up there who is willing to give our lives right now a hope. I hope that they will follow me here on my daily blog.

Thank you,Lord for my family.We, are all healthy,happy, and favored by You. I pray that you will continue to find a way for those people who needs a job to find one, and for those people who finds a shelter, that they will find one as well.Bless the children that needs a home.Thank you, I give You all the glory and honor and thanksgiving...

I just really want to say thank You!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

FACES THAT DEFINES MY BEING AS A STAY HOME MOM!

Even I'm tired, I take care of myself...that defines me...
My family, that defines me...


Like father like son, that defines me...

Their angelic smiles...that defines me...



Their playful nature...that defines me...




Their natural smile and innocent faces....that defines me...





That handsome look of my son even it's a stolen shot, that defines me...






That talented pose...that defines me....




These are all the faces that defines my whole being!!!








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Thursday, August 13, 2009

WHEN I FOUND ETSY.COM

Since, I am a stay home mom, I make it a habit after giving thanks to God for a new day, in my coffee table, i will watch the news every morning with my coffee.That is also one way to influence my child of being aware of what is happening in the surrounding by watching daily news. It work because my son really does learn to watch news even he is just 8 years old. Anyway, Many times I heard the news about people who are laid off from work, and it really break my heart to see them sad, some they are losing their homes, some have lost their homes already, and still , they have a hard time looking for a job. In my silence, even I am at home, I lift them up in prayer that one day they will find a job.

What I do in my home is I keep creating something, to avoid boredom, and burn out while I am at home with my kids.I learn to be more creative in my own way, like last year i made a handmade crochet hat and scarf for winter and I gave it as my gift to my friends...then one day, i asked myself why do i need to register my product or make a trademark to sell it? it will just make me spend more money.Yet, I still keep on creating something out of my hands....until one day I watched the Good morning America news about " Etsy.com" where you can post and sell your own handcrafted stuff, provided that you make it yourself.There must be originality from you.I was happy when I learned that from the news.I was hoping that it would help a lot of people to give themselves a chance to sell their handmade product like what I am doing right now.I am happy that it gives me an opportunity, to sell my own handmade stuffs like the one in the picture.I crochet it myself.I am still making stuffs out of my own creativity and hopefully to sell more items at Etsy.com. Anybody out there,who are creative,resourceful, who can create something out of garbage things,you might turn it into a treasure and sell it.It might help you this recession time.Remember, little means a lot to help your basic needs especially, this hard times where every penny you get you need to save. most of all there's nothing wrong in trying.Try to explore at Etsy.com and sell what your hands have created.Credit crunch this year is still going on...so I am hoping this will help to some of you my friends out there. Go to Etsy.com!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

HOW I EARN EXTRA-INCOME IN eBAY.COM

Few years ago, I happened to learn how to pick the right " slightly used handbags" for my work,or casual outgoing.Buying a brand new genuine leather handbags like Michael Kors, Coach, Betsy Johnson,and more...are quite impractical for me to buy it knowing that I have three kids growing up. When I found my first job I passed by this " Thrift Store ",and when i went home from work, I stopped by then tried to looked at their slightly used item which they sell. Then I found slightly used handbags such as Michael Kors, Coach, Chloe, even Gucci vintage handbags.I bought one Coach Handbag and it was my first treasured slightly used handbag.


Now,went the love of collecting handbags..............




As Years went by,I have collected quite a lot of branded handbags,branded shoes,and branded clothes,because the price was very affordable for me,I saved a lot of money in my clothing, shoes, even my own kids clothing.In fact, I was able to share my blessings to my friends.Suddenly,the economy here in the States went down, though I believe that God will provide all our needs,yet I have seen and I have experienced the downfall of the economy here in California especially the budget. Last 2008, up to the present the credit crunch is really hurting to each individual. For me, our mortgage is the biggest burden at the moment.



Months ago,I have watched in the TV on how you could get extra income from eBay.com by selling the stuffs in your home which you do not need anymore.Though I have a software of that one for so long,I just did not try to download it.Right now,that I want to try to save our home from foreclosure,the eBay idea went back into my mind again.I had a second thought if I could make it or not.My own personal collections of handbags were on my mind.I said,wow! I will be giving up these handbag collections? I just bought these in a very cheap price,then I would be selling it? after that,my mortgage was on my mind.Finally,I have decided to try to sell it.



How I did it? since I have a laptop I made use of it in doing business. Here's how I made it into the eBay the largest e-commerce online business 1.) I opened an eBay account. 2.)I opened a Paypal ccount where the buyer pays the item which they won or bought. 3.) I have my camera( with an excellent zoom). 4.)I have a printer where I will print the receipt and mailing address. 5.) I took pictures of all my slightly used branded handbags which I bought from the Thrift Store. 6.) I download the pictures into your computer.7.)Then I open my account in eBay and click: sell an item.There I uploaded the pictures of the item which I wanted to sell and described it.....Remember: Don't forget your policies, and don't forget to ship your items and respond to your buyers promptly,in that way you will receive a positive feedback which will lead you to get a star reward. 7.)That's it,after posting it,you will just wait until the last day of bidding,waiting who will win.



Furthermore,when I posted my handbag items in eBay I chose only 5 day of bidding.After 5 days I have sold all my handbags with the amount of $ 600.00 not bad because I just bought all those in a very cheap price.In just 5 days I was able to get an extra income.Then I roll that money to buy more Slightly used hadbags to sell in eBay.I remember,while I was posting, I watched this movie about " The confession of a Shopaholic." She maybe struggling to stop buying expensive stuff, yet at the end of the movie she was able to " Auction Sale" all her expensive stuff and that includes her favorite "Green Scarf " she sold it.She left nothing out of her hand,she chose to gave up everything .At the end her boyfriend asked her you sold everything you got,and left nothing for yourself,and he said " no" not the Green Scarf " because that's what made the girl famous and made herself known for who she really is on the inside.Her boyfriend bid the Green Scarf without her knowing it.



Lastly,it was just a funny movie,yet I was touched when at the end she was able to gave up everything for her to be debt free, and even left nothing for herself.I picture myself somehow,I may not be as expensive,as extravagant as that character in the movie,yet selling all my branded stuff just to help meet the family need is quite satisfying.That's where I got the name of my eBay store " Green Scarf Boutique ." Now,I have a principle of " BUYING STUFF TO SELL"instead of buying things for yourself,for your kids,even if it's not needed,then why not buy things and sell it which I won't lose anything, I will have double in return instead.

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