End or Extend?

Photo of Ann Maureen Gualberto

By Buena Laoang

Well- June is almost over! And this post concludes our JUNE challenges. Have a run:

JUST ACT!  Whatever it is you have to do to make you feel lighter,  JUST ACT on it!  Feel free.

UNEXPECTED  Has something “unexpected” happened recently?  How did you go about it? If it is for or against your favor- what simply did you learn?

NO, THANK YOU? What’s one word to describe your feelings about AMSDaily since that day you said yes to it?

And we will end up with a challenge that goes like this:


Okay, you are going through something. Maybe it’s a pain or some sort of discontent you just want to end. Or a beautiful moment you want to just go on and on. Whatever it is, your time is up. You need to move on to the next.

We simply have to accept that there is an end to everything. So the hopeless can no longer feel so because, the despair ends and a brighter day still comes. The powerful (for instance), on the other hand, cannot abuse because, there comes a time his authority soon expires.

However, it is true that people choose to “extend” on whatever it is they are experiencing- or do you? How? The miserable extends being one, by not accepting reality and coming out to confront the situation head up. The achiever or satisfied extends on his moment of bliss, by trying to ignore reality and wanting to linger on in what’s supposed to be ‘no longer’ his comfort zone.

But, dear you, if that is the way one does it, do you think there’d be growth (or call that personal growth) on his part? Wouldn’t life be easier if one simply accepts an end and not wish to extend? Could it not be sweeter, or lighter, for anyone else too? Tell us what you think.




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.