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By Buena Laoang

Rest is not equated to simply going out, doing some shopping and knowing that you have exhausted your cash or credit the next day. It is not getting yourself in a deep slumber and forgetting all about the responsibilities waiting. Rest is giving the spirit some lift- to add to the drive, the energy, the capability to continue. Rest is this:

R-elax, get yourself some relief, de-stress, refresh!

E-mbrace inner silence, pray, experience a different world, dance!

S-ee to it, that after doing so- you feel more beautiful, you become more confident, you are ready again

T-o dream higher, act better, and live happier TODAY!



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 is a mother, public servant, teacher. Her Lifenotes tell of a “once-a-wretch-now-fully-blest” life story, inspiring the advocacy of living simply, fragrantly and richly. She is a Filipino and is proud to be one.