Going Lenten

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I'm doing a Going Lenten series this week. It started from my Instragram account where I share travel inspiration thoughts and quotes without being too much religious tone with travel photos each day that can be reflected upon and ponder about in this special season of Holy Week. It started last Thursday here in Going Places but I started sharing it since last Palm Sunday. 

Here are other topic thoughts that I shared throughout the Holy Week that might help you reflect in life in this special season of April:
 
Palm Sunday is about Change.
 
People hate change, or so I hear. But the change we generally resist is the kind that we think will make our situation worse rather than better. We eagerly change jobs when it means higher pay. We happily move to a bigger house in a better neighborhood. So it's not change in general that we hate; it's change that involves loss - sometimes physical; other times emotional or psychological. 

Change is both inevitable and necessary. If everything stays the same, no one is growing. 
 
Cowrie Island of Palawan: In changes.
*I choose the coconut trees for the picture not only it is related to palm tree but the coconut trees symbolizes a lot of changes to it as grows older.


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Holy Monday is about Friends and Friendship.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. 

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. Friends are important. Friends serve as confidants, counselors and burden-sharers.

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro: In friends and friendship.
*I choose a photo of my first out-of-town trip with my early group of friends from my hometown because this photo shows a great bonding of friends and share of genuine friendship.


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 Holy Tuesday is about Respect.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. -Benjamin Franklin. 

Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human. No greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues. Be curious, not judgmental.

Anilao, Mabini, Batangas: In Respect. 
*Two bancas in equal footing shows the aspect of respect.


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Holy Wednesday is about Maturity.

Maturity is not measured by age. It's an attitude built by experience. The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back.

Thai Orchids: In Maturity.
*Flower when they bloom from a bud signifies a change in the life stage of a plant just like when we reach maturity.
 
Sorry for being not updated quickly on travel stories. But soon I will share a lot travel stories as I have been busy traveling this summer. But for now, I hope I helped you reflect and think this Lenten Season upon reading my Going Lenten series. I know most of you are on a trip this Holy Week for Summer vacation but in case you stumble upon my blog, here are some things that you can reflect while on travel. Enjoy the week everyone and happy travel whenever you are right now!


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