Wednesday, December 24, 2008

happiness is a choice - Christmas

it’s the season of Christmas again and we look back at the time when God gave us His only son. yet why are some people still unhappy during this season? maybe because they have set their financial status or material possessions as a reason to be happy in this season.

remember, it is you who set the standard of what it means to be happy. if what will make you happy is having a brand new house and lot, or a high end car, or earning millions, then from there you have set your standard quite high. but if you set your happiness to a level where you learn to appreciate even the simple things, then you learn to appreciate life.

in this season, remembering God giving us Jesus is more than any other reasons why we should celebrate Christmas and be happy. because in this era, the most dangerous and unsure thing is to try to live life without God.

Behold, the virgin shall bear a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel, which means God with us” – Matthew 1:23

Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays!!!

regards,

dong ho

54 comments:

luna miranda said...

a great reminder, Dong. may peace be your gift at Christmas.:D

Luke Wiley said...

A great post. We can't forget that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Mike Avenue said...

Merry Christmas Dong!

This will be my thought for the day.
Thanks.

Rio said...

Maligayang pasko dong..=}

BlogusVox said...

Well said donG. Merry Christmas uli!

the donG said...

>Hi Luna, thanks! I wish for the same thing for you. Merry Christmas!

>Luke, Amen to that!

>Mike, that'll be great! Merry Christmas! Enjoy the long vacation.

>hi Doc Rio, maligayang pasko din sayo! enjoy the holiday season!

>blogusvox, thanks! i will never forget your personal e-card. enjoy the season!

Lawstude said...

Well said bro. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Share my point of view... said...

Merry Christmas dong! Thank you for what you wrote. It's true one must not put materialistic wants before happiness. :P

alicesg said...

Very well said Dong. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and may 2009 be a rosy one for all.

eunice said...

Hi Dongzhi.. er no! Dong ho heheheh!
It's raining today....seems like I can't take anymore X'mas pics outside.


Merry X'mas!!!

Em Dy said...

I agree with what you said. In fact, I think some people work so hard because they've set their standards too high or live the high life when all that's important is family. Simple things can bring joy too!

Wishing you the best this Christmas and always!

The Scud said...

tumpak dong! maayong pasko!

Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for this beautiful Christmas message. Wishing you and your family a memorable Christmas and a promising New Year. God bless.

Layrayski said...

Merry christmas, Dong! =)

gillboard said...

Merry Christmas The Dong!!! Hope you and your loved ones enjoy this blessed holidays!!!

lagal[og] said...

no truer words said, dom.
have a blessed Christmas!

the donG said...

>oman, thank you bro. extend my greetings too to your family.

>hi share, amen to that! merry christmas! extend my greetings to your family. thanks!

>hi alicesg, you too! Enjoy the season. extend my greetings to your family. thanks!

>hi eunice, hahaha... dongzhi festival it is! let's hope that rain will easen up tomorrow. here it's quite cloudy but not raining. merry christmas! extend my greetings to your family. thanks!

>hi em dy, very well said. if only everyone learned to be happy with simple things. thanks for sharing.

merry christmas! extend my greetings to your family.

>scud, hehehe... maayong pasko sa tanan! thanks!

>hi rachel, thanks! ill do the same to your family. merry christmas!

>hi layrayski, merry christmas! extend my greetings to your family. thanks!

>gillboard, you too. merry christmas! extend my greetings to your family. thanks!

>oggie, thank you! merry christmas! extend my greetings to your family.
>

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this beautiful bit of advice. Just the pep talk I needed this Christmas Eve morning. God bless.

Ely said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Mitz said...

great Christmas piece. Merry Christmas Dong! :)

eye in the sky said...

Merry Christmas, dong. Wishing you safe travels and happiness. Cheers!

dede said...

Hi, dong, you have a good time with your beloved one,..

darkhorse said...

Merry Christmas Dong!

Joy said...

I completely agree, Dong! It is indeed a choice - like the movie/book Yes Man.

Happy Christmas, Dong!

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo. Happy holidays!


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Friendz said...

Merry Christmas Dong!

Photo Cache said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Peace and love this season.

tikno said...

Merry Christmas to you and family.

Raft3r said...

merry christmas, dong!!!

EastCoastLife said...

Wishing you and your family a Merry Xmas!! *hugs*

Dakilang Islander said...

merry christmas dong!!

your blog is one of my fave to visit...keep blogging

Panaderos said...

Great message, Dong! Very apt.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I wish you all the best and let me also thank you for helping expand our horizons through your photos and write-ups. Thank you very much for that.

Btw, my site has moved. Please update your links with my new address at http://hometownboy.wordpress.com/. Thanks again. :)

Shawie said...

I agree...happiness is indeed a choice and it shouldn't be soon but now:)
Have a blessed Christmas a Joyful 2009! more power!

FilMasons NSW said...

Merry Christmas too Dong and may you have all the blessings of this holy season.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Merry Christmas, Dong... and to the rest of the family. :)

Jaki said...

Merry christmas dom!

Vic said...

Have a blessed Christmas to you and to your family! :)

sheng said...

Maligayang PAsko sa iyo!

REDLAN said...

Tama ka Dom. Pero I admit I am 1/4 unhappy during christmas for a different reason. masaya naman siguro yung mga may kakulangan sa buhay.

merce h:) said...

Maligayang Pasko dong:)

the spool artist said...

have a very merry Christmas Dongent! wishing you the best of the season and a brighter 2009!

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Judayski said...

Merry Christmas, Dong!

Sandy B and Dick said...

May you and yours have a most blessed Christmas Season, and a joyeous New Year!

sheng said...

Happy Holidays Dong! Be safe this NEw Year!

victor said...

Merry Christmas!! May all your dreams come true! GOD BLESS YOU!

PUSANG-gala said...

nagustuhan ko yun---happiness is a choice,....I need this post. merry Xmas Dom and to all...

Hilda said...

Ngayon lang ako nagkaroon ng oras ulit para mag-blog-hopping…

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Dong! Your nativity scene is pretty! The colors and patterns don't look like the set was made here though. Love it!

Lalaine said...

dong... pahabol po... Happy Christmas!!! =)

bw said...

merry Xmas sa iyo Dong. Hope you had a wonderful celebration :)

Pietro said...

Very significant post, Dong.
Merry Christmas!

KRIS JASPER said...

NEW YR NA KASUNOD!!!!!!!

Hope you had a good Christmas!

hisnameisdencios said...

perfectly true! again, happiness is REALLY a choice and i chose to be extremely happy not for myself but for my family! Godbless! happy New Year!

Miong said...

Maayong Pasko Dong!

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