Last week, I was surprised but deeply honoured to have received an email from the Catholic Social Media Awards 2016 informing me that this blog was nominated in the best blog category.
Never in my craziest dreams did it cross my mind that this blog could be worthy to be nominated for any kind of award.
It made me pause and reflect what this blog was all about. Looking At The Bright Side.com is all about recognizing that in the good and the not-so-good experiences we have in life, there’s always something good that will come out.
Sometimes, we get the instant answers. Sometimes, it may take years or even a lifetime. There’s no definite timetable but what I’m sure of is that there’s is a definite answer. In the good experiences, we acknowledge that they are ultimately God-given (and not just because of our doing). While in the not-so-good experiences, all will come to light in God’s perfect time. The time will come when you will look back and say “Ah kaya pala nangyari yun! (So, that’s the reason why that happened!) or even “Buti na lang nangyari yun! (It’s a good thing that happened!)
This blog was my personal answer to the call of New Evangelization or simply sharing God’s love to the world.
I did not win the award but I still feel like a winner. If there was just but one person who was touched, inspired or felt God’s love through this blog, then that makes it all worth it. Oh but one person is all it takes.
This is also a big reminder from God to keep on going with this blog. There were a lot of times that I was too busy and didn’t make the time to give to this home sweet home of mine but I am reminded of my main purpose for this blog and that gets me going again.
The work of evangelization is massive and there’s definitely a lot of work to be done. The call to do mission online is very real and necessary in this day and age.
I commend and congratulate the Catholic Social Media Awards, all the nominees and winners for doing their share in this. May God continue to bless the mission that we do in Social Media!
Congrats again to all the winners of the Catholic Social Media Awards 2016! A special congratulations to all our friends who won! :)
Best Online Video Series: Family and Life Update
Best Catholic Organization Website: CFC Singles for Family and Life
Best Catholic Organization Instagram: The Parenting Emporium
All for the greater glory of God! Full list of winners here!