This time it’s a true story

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My heart overflows with so much gratitude for all the blessings I’ve been receiving. I reckon sometimes prayers aren’t enough to let Him know how much I appreciate what He’s done for me that’s why I also write it down just like what I am doing today.

This story isn’t fiction anymore. It’s about me—a simple girl raised by two ordinary people who fought for love but isn’t wise enough to fight for their dreams. Thus, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon and I haven’t really gotten the things I wanted when I was growing up because my parents couldn’t afford it. I used to question the idea of it—on why I had to experience a life of less instead of more, a life of few instead of many. After so many years, God showed me the answer. He said he showed me the darkness so I could appreciate the light. He gave me sorrow so I could cherish each happy times. He allowed me to be poor so I can use the skills and traits he has lent me to work hard to be on top.

Whenever I look back at this humble truth, I couldn’t help but to feel so amazed with how God can truly make the seemed to be impossible, possible. I will always look back because it makes me feel thankful that the once underprivileged girl in me has now fulfilled almost everything she ever wants. And this I owe to God. I’m no billionaire and I’m not even close, but the contentment I feel with what I have makes me feel like one. It’s not entirely about the money or car or signature things that makes me overjoyed, it is primarily the blessing of love and family and friends and career and freedom that makes me feel grateful once and for all.

I share to you a tiny part of my life to urge you to look at things at a colorful perspective, to look at the rainbow—as how the tagline of my blog portray. A rainbow that brights up our day once the rain has stopped to play. I am blessed and you are too. We have to be reminded that God will always provide us what we need, more than what we ask for, more than what we think is right for us, even before we could even say what we want ’cause He knows what’s on our mind. Listen closely to your heart because that’s where He talks to us. We just need to follow the road He has set for us and live the life he gave us in the most meaningful way possible. Learn to give and share as abundant as how God showered you with so much blessings. It is through giving that you also get to showcase your gratitude for the quality of life you possess. That’s why I will never ever get tired of giving in my own little way, and I hope you too. 🙂

(Note: I normally feel unease talking about my deepest thoughts, that’s why most of my posts are fiction, due to the fear of judgment. This is a brave move for me to publish what I truly feel at the moment. I hope you enjoy reading this one. Thank you!)

#truestory 

36 Comments

    1. Apple Rae says:

      Hi! Thank you 😊

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      1. You’re most welcome dear…

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  1. George F. says:

    tearing up on second read…

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Aw thank you for reading this George, means a lot to me 💙

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  2. Enni says:

    U and ur soul both are pretty 😍😍😍😍

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Enni!!! And so are youuu 💙 love lots!!

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      1. Enni says:

        😍😍😍😍

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  3. Bartek D says:

    It’s great. Don’t be afraid to share your feelings, write for yourself not what the reader wants.

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Thank youuu Bartek ☺️ i will 💙

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  4. Jay Kaushal says:

    This is amazing Apple. You should do more of this! Seriously!

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Oh yea? Thank you Jay. We’ll see 😅

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  5. Jerry Peri says:

    Your story is inspiring! Thanks for being brave enough to share!

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Hi Jerry! Thank you so much for taking the time to read. Appreciate it 💙

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  6. Myrtle says:

    I can understand how much courage it takes to share about oneself. Praise God for giving you the strength to do so. God bless! 🙂

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Hi Martle, thanks for understanding and for the kind words. God bless you too 💙

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  7. Anuj ! says:

    Hope you never shy away from sharing posts like these; because these are the best ones: the ones that really connect. Hope to read lots more :’)

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Hi Anuj, thanks for your words of encouragement. Appreciate it. I will keep that in mind ☺️

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  8. texaslawstudent says:

    Where is that beautiful picture taken?

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Sydney Australia. I’m here on holiday ☺️

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      1. texaslawstudent says:

        I’m so envious!

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      2. Apple Rae says:

        This is Sweden lol sorry i thought you were asking about the current country I was in. Didn’t notice right away that you were pertaining to this very old post 🤣

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      3. texaslawstudent says:

        I’m sorry! I was snooping around your blog! I hope that’s okay lol

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      4. Apple Rae says:

        Haha it’s alright. Will do that to your blog in a few too so we’re even lol

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      5. texaslawstudent says:

        Oh no! Well you better not watch my YouTube videos! D:

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    2. Apple Rae says:

      Oh sorry my bad I thought you commented on my latest post. Haha this one is taken at Stockholm Sweden 🇸🇪

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      1. texaslawstudent says:

        It didn’t look like Sydney 😉 I’ve never been to Sweden. I’ve been all over Europe and China though 🙂

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      2. Apple Rae says:

        Oh cool. Have you been to SouthEast Asia? I’m originally from the Philippines 🇵🇭

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      3. texaslawstudent says:

        Never but I want to go! Where are you living now?

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      4. Apple Rae says:

        I live and am based in the Philippines 😊 my sister lives here in Australia i just came here for her 😌

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      5. texaslawstudent says:

        You’re such a good sister! My brother lives in a boring place that is no fun to visit haha

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      6. Apple Rae says:

        Really? Lol where does ur brother live?

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      7. texaslawstudent says:

        Oklahoma! Haha

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  9. Wise Hearted says:

    I for one am grateful to read you give God the glory for the less and most in your life. He did not say things would be easy, in this world we will have trouble but He did say He would fill our hearts with joy unspeakable no matter our state of being. I have a plaque someone made me that states, Life is in Christ. I have found that to be the biggest truth even though the world promises life is in stuff, other people, places. those things can bring happiness or heartache but He alone can bring joy no matter what is going on in our life. Out of that truth will ring a grateful heart. Good words, made me smile as I read with tears in my eyes.

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Aw you just melted my heart with your words. You are full of light. Keep on shining. The world needs more geniune, sincere and kind-hearted people like you.

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