No, Thank you?

 

Photo of Randy Legaspi

By Buena Laoang

Dear Alpha,

I was wondering- taking myself back to that time you asked me if I could contribute to this site- what if I said, “No, thank you.”

Given my current occupation at that time- having committed myself to fulltime house chores and family duties- I think I gave hints in my letter to you of my hesitation, but in the end I remember, I was still led to say “yes”.

And now, we are on the first year anniversary of AMSDaily!  It’s been one year of working together. It’s been a year of exchanges between us, weekly posts, and a year-round of inspiration inside a friendship.

Should I have just said, “No, thank you” when you invited me to it, would I have had:

  1. Exchanged little but warm talks with blog friends I don’t see, but shared thoughts with me on a weekly basis, and learned from them definitely?
  2. Organized my experiences in such a manner that they turned out to be pages of learning, and challenges to some other people?
  3. Been able to utilize my internet time to a very good cause- to inspire?
  4. The chance to receive comments from around the globe that tell me I moved them or that the post spoke to them, that particular Wednesday, somehow?
  5. Felt genuinely appreciated for what I do, inspired to inspire by you and the team, and on its  1st blogaversary, to be one of the writers of the first AMS Best Inspirational book, and also, personally grow as this site grows.
  6. Would I have maintained a relationship with someone like you that goes beyond friendship- that one called, fellowship-because we aren’t together at one location but our hearts speak one statement- GET OUT AND INSPIRE.

Would I have had- if I said no? For today, I have attained it all with you, because I said YES.

I am grateful, Alpha. As I said, to be in this friendship is an honor. To be part of a purpose I am personally tied to- is fulfillment.  To work it out with a loving heart has its overflowing rewards. And to be one year and not noticing it, is certainly a “Wow!”

CHALLENGE TO AMS READERS: What’s one word to describe your feelings about AMSDaily since that day you said yes to it?

Happy anniversary to all of us in AMSDaily!

Cheers,

Buena

 

About the Author: Buenaflor Laoang-Rosete finished Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and an awardee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Philippines in 2001. She worked with the Tarlac College of Agriculture (a government college) as Communication Officer for eight years, and now with three kids ages 2,4,and 6, moved to becoming a full time house mom. Currently she is devoted to satisfying her husband, nurturing her kids, goes to runs and outreaches, and writes. Valuing life, she keeps her love for wisdom, photography, and immersion intact- in and out business.

 

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Comments

  1. Stuartart says:

    Hi Buena, I agree with you. Saying YES to Alpha was a wonderful decision. She has started a movement that none of us know where will end. She has such a positive, giving personality (it’s hard to say no to her!). I for one am better by contributing here and long may it continue. Love your Wednesday posts, keep them coming. :)

    • Buena says:

      I like reading your posts,too, Stu! You are right- Alpha has such the wonderful, generous personality that I believe God blesses. Personally, just reading from and interacting with the team, is good enough- and the growing number of readers now makes for an awesome feeling. Alpha is a blessing; so you are! May we passionately commit to our purpose of inspiring others thru our letters. Looking forward to a day that AMSdaily writers can all be together at one place!

  2. Ria Romabaoa says:

    First of all I want to greet AMS a fruitful first year anniversary! Ading Alpha, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to share and thru this, I can say that I have already accomplished one great thing in life and it gave me a sense of fulfilment. I wasn’t aware of the significance of what I have done until I saw the reactions of my niece, my nephew, and my mother when I showed them cover of the book. This is what the road I choose took me. A lot of people expected me to be someone that I am not and that challenged me. I am still not successful and I have no money but one thing for sure, time and life presented me with experiences that are priceless. Thank you for helping me achieve one of my goals in life.

    Magick… This is one word that describes my feeling about AMSDaily since I said yes to it. Why Magick because according to Aleister Crowly, “ it is an essential method for a person to reach true understanding of the self and to act according to one’s true will.” AMS allowed me to understand myself better and the purpose why certain unexpected things happened in my life.

    To my fellow writers and to our readers, may we continue to learn from one another and inspire each other. Words can help change a life and let’s make the most out of these words. I may not have shared a lot before but I will try my best this time around. May negativity be lessened because it is too ideal to be eliminated and may light and love shine upon us all.

    • Buena says:

      Hi Manang Ria!
      So true Manang- doing this all with Alpha has made us all better (at least to ourselves) since day 1. I love the fact that I got closer conversation with you, too, because of this work.. and it’s as if we have been sharing the same light and love, the warrior soul long before. I thank God and I thank you all because really- fulfillment, life purpose, inspiration, personal growth are actually in place in here. My prayers to all of us- and, to God be all glory!

    • Stuartart says:

      Well said Ria, we are all on this journey, but our joy comes from travelling our own path. Ours seems to be to reach out and touch other people with our words and for this blog I am very grateful. I’m glad we are featuring in the same publication. :)

  3. Buena says:

    I like reading your posts,too, Stu! You are right- Alpha has such the wonderful, generous personality that I believe God blesses. Personally, just reading from and interacting with the team, is good enough- and the growing number of readers now makes for an awesome feeling. Alpha is a blessing; so you are! May we passionately commit to our purpose of inspiring others thru our letters. Looking forward to a day that AMSdaily writers can all be together at one place! :)

  4. Mel S says:

    I took a look around Ciera’s website, and I really like her style…especially her logo designs. Her work is attractive in a simple and clean way. Great stuff!

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