As a post-Mother’s Day celebration of sorts, we were treated to a relaxing afternoon of getting to know one another, of learning, and of listening (and eating delicious food courtesy of Vask!)
Through the talks of Marilen Montenegro, Cheska Kramer, and Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio, we got great tips for ordering the home, letting our inner beauty shine outwards, and ordering the heart, which is what 100% Whole Mom is really about.
To be honest, I had qualms about attending the gathering (I actually confessed this on Instagram and Facebook after the event). I am glad I went though, because I was able to meet and mingle with other moms who had different abilities and talents but all had one thing in common: a passion for life and love. Love especially for our families, of course!
But my main takeaway from the whole event — which I believe applies not just for us moms, but for everyone — is the question Rica asked us to ask ourselves that afternoon; a question that ALL of us should ask every day:
How are you today?
It’s something that we probably would not ask in the midst of our daily routines and busy lives, yet it is something that should be asked, don’t you think? (Thanks for the reminder, Rica, and thanks, Moleskine, for the chance to answer that question in our personalized notebooks!)
So if you’re facing challenges today (aren’t we all, in some form or other?) I want you to take a deep breath (or two), ask yourself the same question Rica asked us, be perfectly honest with yourself, answer the question, and then say a prayer. Let go and let God. Trust in Him.
He’s got this.
He’s got your back. He’s in control. He’ll give you grace for the day.
Whether you’re a mom or not, know that He loves you. He will provide. He will heal. He will grant you miracles, big and small.
Do I hear an Amen?
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them.
If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
But seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.
Again, special thanks to Moleskine, 100% Whole Mom and Collab Contessa for organizing this inspiring event, Sheila Catilo for the photos, Vask for the delicious food, and Fiora Manila for the lovely flowers that were given to all of us present! God bless the work of your hands!