Another year

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  1. I got vaccinated for COVID-19. So did my wife, my eldest daughter, and my 86-year-old father-in-law who witnessed World War 2, and now, a pandemic.
  2. I’m close to paying off another loan. Lesson: Pay off your debts first.
  3. I’m now a registered voter (been so long since I was one). Time to vote the next capable leaders next year.
  4. I’m getting more sleep. I have mastered turning off the noise in my head before I dose off. Reading helps.
  5. I deleted social media apps on my phone. No mobile games too. #ReduceScreenTime
  6. I’m deliberately spending more time connecting with my family, friends, and “strangers.” I’m not much of a talker, but I love to listen.
  7. I’m reading more.
  8. I got another dog. She’s bringing us joy. She also wakes me up in the morning.
  9. I pick and share God’s words. He offers wisdom and answers to life’s questions. Period. It’s me, and it’s not a persona.
  10. I’m learning to focus more; and not to sweat the small stuff.



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Erwin Lemuel Oliva

Erwin Lemuel Oliva

An ex-journalist. Teacher. Dad. Loves Guitar & Books. Writes when inspiration hits.