On March 25, 2017, Viviamo! Inc. held the second BDJ Women`s Summit. It was an educating yet enjoyable event. They featured inspiring and encouraging keynote and guest speakers which gave light about how we can be empowered in today`s world.
|BDJ Women`s Summit 2017: Women Can. Women Will.|
The talks were divided into 4 parts with 3 plenaries for the guest speakers and a segment for the keynote speaker. The 3 plenaries` topics are “Unleashing the Power Within,” “Make it Big with Something Small,” and “Be the Driving Force to Positive Change.”
This was the first time I ever attended a Belle De Jour event. I have always wanted to attend their events but I was often hesitant because I`m mostly be going alone if I ever attended. Even though the ticket was personally quite expensive for me, knowing that the ticket sales will go to charity, I finally bought mine. It was worth the money because it was a new experience for me at the same time I acquired inspirational messages from people who are at the top of their games. I`ll be sharing with you 5 of some of the significant realizations I had from this women`s summit that made a mark in my being:
1.) The visions placed in our hearts are meant to be fulfilled.
There are many times I often became skeptical about the dreams and goals I have. It`s even very difficult to tell my dreams and goals to other people because I risk being discouraged or ridiculed. However, I`ve learned that our dreams, goals, and visions were not put in our hearts based on our capabilities and resources. God put these visions in our hearts because He intends to fulfill them.
Don`t be ashamed of dreaming big especially because of what other people say. If I have a dream, by God`s blessing and grace, I simply have to be faithful and give my all. I believe that all that I aspire for will come true.
“If God has placed a dream in your heart, it is with the intent to fulfill it.” – Ms. Jodi Sta. Maria, Filipino actress, International Emmy Awards Nominee and Mother
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2.) Live in the Present
I often like to be practical. I don`t like to use my best items or show the best of me simply because the best seems to be for only the best occasions. However, when I`m not absolutely accurate about what`s going to happen in the future, how can I be confident that I can use my best at the “right” moment?
Many times, the “right” moment is now. When I was in my last year in highschool, my teacher in Physics used to often say that we should always do things now because we might not have the chance to do it tomorrow. It`s a simple yet very powerful message. A lot of us take for granted the day we had been given thinking we still have tomorrow. In reality, we have no absolute guarantees if we’re still going to live tomorrow.
I`ve learned not to hold back but live with steadfast faith, prayerfully living the time I`m being given. Living in the present means valuing my time and making the most of it, giving my all, and faithfully and prayerfully doing what I ought to do with the visions I had been blessed with.