Looking at the Bright Side is the blog that provides young women inspiration and affirmation that in any situation, there is always something good and positive to look forward to!
Hi! I’m Chinky Magtibay – a wife, mom, teacher, businesswoman and lover of life! This blog is all about reflections on life, love and always Looking at the Bright Side!
I’m cheerful, positive and a firm believer that in everything that comes our way, in the good and the seemingly bad, there is always something good that will come out of it. I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, Wally and mother to a toddler, Joaquin. I teach first year college students in an exclusive girls school. I manage our family businesses. I used to be a fulltime lay missionary for 10 years.
I love to travel. I love to laugh. I delight in the simple things. I believe that for any situation that life brings, there’s always a bright side. It is finding joy in appreciating the simple moments in life. It is also finding joy in going beyond painful or difficult moments. When we don’t understand or agree with what is happening in our lives, I believe that there will always come that time when everything falls into place. The time will come when you’ll look back and say, “So, that’s the reason why that happened!” or better yet “It’s a good thing that happened!” It is being able to let go and move on. I believe that there is always something good to look forward to at all times!
In the logo, you will see the sun and stars. The rays of the sun symbolizes that even in ordinary days, there is joy to be found. The stars symbolize that if times are difficult, there’s still something shining over us. You can read about the inspiration for the name here in this post.
This is where you’ll find Doses of Faith, Inspiration, Life and Love! There is always something to be inspired of everyday of the week.
You can read about them in the DOSES of INSPIRATION.
MOMMY MONDAYS is all about my favorite role in life – being a Mother. This will be about milestones, moments that I cherish and challenges in being a mom. You can read about my earlier struggles in Breastfeeding , Bittersweet moments or 1st Birthday reflection.
TEACHING TUESDAYS is all about life lessons and inspired teaching moments. You can read about the challenges and joy of educating young women. Read about my posts Tough Love breaks the Rock, celebrating World Teachers’ Day or when I had guest sharers in class.
WIFELY WEDNESDAYS is all about my relationship with my husband and everything about marriage. We will be sharing our ‘Date Nights‘ and other learnings on being husband and wife here. You can read about our 60th monthsary here.
THANKFUL THURSDAYS is all about gratitude. This will focus on 3 things that I am thankful for the week that has passed. Here are some of the posts –
Guests posts are welcomed here.
FEATURE FRIDAYS is all about my personal inspiration at the moment. These are people, events, places, etc that are making a mark or difference in the world. You can read about it True Love lasts, Learn to teach, teach to learn and Real Ways to be a WAHM – The Virtual Assistant Edition.
SAINTLY SUNDAYS is about reflections on the faith journey in life. This is about living one’s faith through one’s actions in life. Read about The Road to Damascus, Assumpta Est Maria and The Real Gifts of the Magi. Guest posts are welcomed here as well.
Thank you very much for being here! You can send me an email — looking.at.the.bright.side.blog (at) gmail.com. Find me on Facebook (Looking at the Bright Side) or follow me on Twitter (chinkymagtibay) and Instagram (chinkymagtibay).
Here’s to always LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE!