Monday, May 7, 2012


I was watching 'Kung Fu Panda' (the first one) today with my daughter. Oh I've seen this other times before but I just love this movie. There's a line somewhere there by Po the Warrior Panda which says..... 'there is no secret ingredient ... it's just you'.

And that is correct. I once heard someone ask another 'what's your secret to your success?'  or  'what's your secret to your young looks?'  or  'what's your secret to raising good children?' -----  I don't wait to hear the answer ..... all those contrived answers pang showbiz (showbiz style) with the end effect of wanting to make it look special or intriguing or having one's ego sated.

Because all that is unnecessary ---- they don't have to or need to gild the lily any further. It already stands beautiful and exquisite by itself. If only they understood that.

What do I mean? It's this. Everybody knows that............

There is  no secret to success; it's simply hard work, consistency, dedication, high ideals, courage, believing in one's self, and the willingness to succeed.

There is no secret to youthful looks (let's not talk about genes here, we know what it can do too); it's simply adhering to good healthy choices and regimen and the attitude of positivity which is the sole beautifier of one's mental outlook, heart, and soul.

There is no secret to raising good children; it's being the person of high values, good breeding, and god-centered. These are the things which are transmitted to the children unawares. Live your values and your children will certainly live off it in their own.

And many more.

So you see, it's just like what Po, the Warrior Panda, said in the movie......

'There is no secret..... it's just YOU.'
You with your best.
Be the best of what you can be. It's as simple as that.
That's God's blueprint for your life too.

Blessings to everyone.


  1. I agree add is beautiful and will always depend on how do we respond to every situation that comes in our lives..willingness to learn is always a key to success..visiting you po ;)

    1. Those are wonderful words you have written there, Sie. Wisdom from one who has learned much from life and learned them so well. God is mightily pleased with you, dear friend. Be blessed and stay blessed.

  2. Ellen,

    I fully agree with you on what you listed out for each situation, be it success or youthful looks or well brought up children.

    Take care

    1. Hi Jack! It's good to see you. That was a nice story you wrote in your blog. Freedom is a responsibility too. We should try as best we can to safeguard our freedom and too make sure that those of others are not trampled with nor abused. That includes our 4-legged friends.

      Blessings to you and your loved ones.

  3. Well ain't that the truth! I don't know why it took me half a lifetime to figure this out, but God wants us to just be ourselves, not to try and compare or measure up to others. His yoke is surely light...

  4. So true, Deb! :-) By the way, congratulations on your book's coming out party. It looked real fun having family and friends around. What a lovely blessing! More blessings coming your way from the heart of a God who loves you! Thanks for your lovely visit. :-)


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