“I know you are having a difficult time, and in deep pain. Alas! Can you lose yourself and relax? Learn to be mindful, and grateful for the positive side of everything that you are in now — you’ll realize, there are a lot more reasons to be happy.” Josh Balerite Acol
Gratitude is considered the sole most compelling emotion in life to affect happiness in any human being.
Think about this, how do you feel when you say those plain words sincerely, thank you or thanks to you to someone, to anything or anyone?
Your sulking mood instantly changes, doesn't…
“To become a good person, you have to do good deeds; but to be the BEST you can ever be to anyone, especially to your loved ones, you have to take care of yourself first and foremost in the best possible way.” — Josh Balerite Acol
Caring for yourself means handling oneself with the adequate amount of love, kindness, and respect as any human being is privileged to have.
When you adopt self-care, you allow yourself to be who you are with recognition, responsiveness, and compassion.
Though imperfect we are as a person, each of us deserves to be treated…
“So, you think you can hurt me with your anger? I think its the other way around. I tell you, all my life, I have known that defying someone to be in command over my emotions is a sign of emotional intelligence.” — Josh Balerite Acol
Anger is a healthy human emotion that can be experienced by anyone.
It is just normal to be angry especially when you are in disheartening and infuriating situations.
However, it is in how the way it is expressed, that it can be destructive or constructive.
Most of the time, it is perceived as a…
“I have understood the tough way that being too kind results in self-deprivation, desperation, and bitterness. Being myself led me to be with people who love me for what I am and inspires me to discover myself and keep on thriving.” — Josh Balerite Acol
Being kind to others is the greatest virtue and wealth you can have in this world.
Nevertheless, too much kindness can hurt you more than you’ll ever realize.
You may not know it, but you are slowly destroying yourself especially your identity as a person.
You see, there is nothing immoral with kindness, but when…
Being a writer on Medium since September 2020 has been an excellent venture for me. I got to hone my writing skills gradually while juggling between a daytime job and being a penner at night time.
I do promise myself, to level up my writing prowess this year and for the days to come. I haven’t yet realized fully the value of being consistent in writing when I got to see and collect this brief list of mine. This is very inspiring.
More so, I just discovered here my love of writing poetry being a literary performing artist during my…
I am not this expectant
I will meet you this time
I thought my heart’s frigid 😑
to love, care for one more time
Yet here I am once again
loving you from deep within
starting my day right
playing with you alright
If you’ll ask me I won’t ever
dare leave you today to work
I regret to see that sad look 😢
from you, my heart’s get to hook
tail wags, face-smooches, hand slurps
happy jumping up and down
simple loveful gestures I can’t forget
to appease me when I’m upset
It’s hard for me to bid you…
SMILE — don’t grieve for it’s the last day of my life
this is just the beginning we’ll be together
think of it as the day I am done prepping it all
BE HAPPY — you’ll be hearing much more of me
my legacy will be through the poesies, posts I had
I know they are just a speck out of the millions
FEEL IT — you will know it comes fondly from me
— barely a regular writer who strove hard
creating the ordinary into the extraordinary
GIFT ME, unselfishly with anyone you’ll meet
for sharing is caring, you won’t…
“I want to help people, Mother!”
a younger Josh whined seriously
I think I should join this group, that club,
a super teens’, or girls’ generous guild
“Are you sure you can help others
just by joining that group, Baby?”
that’s what my mom fondly calls me
I can vividly remember in my teens
“Oh, but there are other things you have
to give priority, too, like you — your studies,
“Girl, you should think twice or even thrice
‘Charity begins at home’, instill in your mind”
That’s how my mom molded me
as she emphasized then, you can
serve others out…
you may think the world is hoary
you may guess it's soon collapsing
you may insist it isn't worth living
yet one cold soul can be consoled
you may say to yourself, everyone
here is so cruel, it’s a hopeless case
you may presume wickedness
rules this freaking unfair world
all I know is, you’re unto hard times
you are fighting the greatest battles
believe out of nothin’, miracle unfolds
you and I will make this place better
for there’s no such thing as a tiny bit
of kindness old, coming deeply from you
topped with a chip of love from me…
I can feel
of my life
til I can
I can sense
it’s a normal
thing with life
I do realize