Taking Small Steps towards Change

Posted by Papa Sez | Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Today, hopes are high as Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III takes his oath of office as the new President of the Republic of the Philippines. I have no illusions of a dramatic turnaround of the country's status over the next six years, but I am hoping that a new path towards a better Philippines would be established paving the way for future administrations to reach the illusive dream of becoming a developed country.  One that is able to protect its citizens and provide them with the essentials so each can reach his/her own highest potential (as parents we want this for our children and their children's children).

One of the critical firsts of a series of small steps towards restoring trust in government and in ourselves have already been made in the last national elections. Now the next ones still involves all of us supporting (as well as exhorting) our new President in the work required to effect the changes that we collectively envisioned.

Difficulties are expected as we move away from the status quo and out of each of our personal comfort zones to combat inertia. No one should expect change to be easy and comfortable. In fact, it would take so much of our personal and collective energies and attentions, that we would be tempted to quit.

I for one would start with myself...to be the transition person that Stephen Covey talked about, that brings positive change to my family and community by breaking the flow of negative habits or harmful mindsets from one generation to the next. All of us can be one if we put our minds to it and just take small, steady baby steps one day at a time. It will be worth it!

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About Us (circa 2009)

Our journey led us to this place. A little more than 10 years ago we began our journey as husband and wife. Three years later, we found ourselves with two bundles of joy- a daughter and then a son. They're the children we've dreamed of having.

About five years since the birth of our son, an unexpected gift came- a younger brother to our school-age kids. And soon enough, a baby girl arrived to round the family membership.

Brave was a term used by a friend to describe us. Challenging... and loving it -- yeah, this journey is not for the faint of heart.