Surround yourself with great people

Three weeks ago, forty people committed themselves to something big and scary – an understatement – that will change their lives (and the country, too!) They became friends, colleagues, and siblings who will continue to learn from each other and work hand in hand to achieve one goal. Each has their own “why”; but ultimately creates one voice.

They are all unique and special. There’s a gun owner, a board topnotcher, a SpEd teacher, a statistician, a social worker, etc. Some hold a degree in Filipino, Biology, Political Science, Mathematics, Speech Communication, Psychology, Asian Studies, and even Philippine Arts. Never in my wildest dreams that I would be in the same room with these people who have been and will continue to be great in their own ways.

Being with them is my life’s greatest present at the moment. I am learning a lot from their stories, experiences, and lessons. The things they share make me see the world in a different perspective. And it’s only been three weeks; how much more in the coming months that we’ll be together? I am very excited for what’s ahead of us!!!

All smiles,

Donna, the daydreamer


Progress Track: 6 Out of 20 Books Read for 2017!

(This post was written last March 26. It was supposed to be up before I left for my commitment but WordPress betrayed me haha so here it is!)

March is closing, and I’m so happy to have read six (6) books for the first quarter of 2017! Last year, I only finished SEVEN. And for me, that was already a feat as I wasn’t really into books. But this time around, I resolved to read at least twenty (20) books and challenged myself to make reading a habit. Which means, I’m at 30%-ish of my goal! However, I can’t review most of these books (for now) so I’m collating all the summaries here. My theme for the first quarter: Love, romance, relationships – whatever you call it! 🙂

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18 Heartwarming Book Dedications To Brighten Up Your Day


From the movie “Definitely, Maybe”, there was a scene where Will asked April why she has so many copies of Jane Eyre. She told him that her deceased father gave her a copy of the book with an inscription she never read. It was later lost, and she has been searching for it inside secondhand bookstores. Since then, every Jane Eyre book with a beautiful inscription is bought as part of her collection.

That’s where I got the inspiration to compile from my e-bookshelf these lovely book dedications where authors express their love and gratitude to their parents, lovers, certain people, or readers – in which, somehow tell little stories and connections. It brought me delight while making these, and I hope they also bring you happiness and positivity as you read them. 🙂

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