October 23, 2017, 8:42 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07128 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18168 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0346 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33849 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02474 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03455 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03882 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.59705 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03208 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00732 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.78397 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01941 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02639 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13315 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06146 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01941 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26213 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20042 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 388.58696 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03878 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02429 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01906 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.12442 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1285 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 56.61879 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.99029 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01941 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.81172 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42217 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.44992 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12229 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91751 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.21396 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25699 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34161 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52232 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01642 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03984 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01474 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01481 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08518 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91421 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 174.2236 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14253 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.96933 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15143 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45421 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12329 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.19002 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.04988 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 262.46118 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06762 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26145 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.63199 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 665.74146 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03707 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.46487 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01373 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19732 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00019 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33191 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.26087 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.11083 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.46894 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.96991 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00585 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01592 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.49204 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 160.69488 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.21972 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.98137 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.29173 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26378 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05918 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01204 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02652 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18258 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33463 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.00621 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.37811 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.47671 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15597 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.84045 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65703 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30221 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.90062 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36633 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08199 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26335 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.8323 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58773 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15441 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0099 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02778 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00746 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01941 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06268 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06206 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03901 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06957 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 109.45264 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07337 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0755 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11374 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.1349 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07279 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15088 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26054 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12926 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15816 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0264 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01475 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43102 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 147.90373 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.81134 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 402.56018 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16984 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.99573 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26335 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64344 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04808 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04338 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07108 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12963 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58637 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.42003 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51417 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.78804 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01941 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.5722 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 155.95885 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1936 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 440.93556 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02426 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04922 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.76747 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05241 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.69488 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.94759 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.85151 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26339 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 100.72787 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.02446 Zimbabwe dollar

The power of gratefulness

Of course we already know that out of ten lepers, only one went back to Jesus to say thank you. I guess this was meant to show us that being grateful is not natural to man -- even if a marvelous gift has already been shoved right under our noses! 

I’ve seen people who hardly  say thank you for a kindness, a favor, a compliment, or a gift given to them. I continue to be shocked at such brazen ungratefulness. I used to file it away in my mind as maybe just a case of really bad manners. “Kulang lang talaga sa GMRC,” I’d mutter to myself.  But now that I’m giving it more thought, I’m thinking --  it’s not just bad manners. 

It’s pure, unadulterated selfishness. Self-absorption would be a euphemism. 

Do you have a hard time saying thank you? Think of a recent act of kindness that was done for you. Did you say thank you? Did you have an appropriate response to a compliment, a favor, a gift given to you? If your answer is no, perhaps this is a good time to analyze why you didn’t show any gratitude! 

Was it bad manners? Pride? Insensitivity? Entitlement? 

Greed? Lack of appreciation? Selfishness? Being too distracted, self-absorbed? 

Whatever is preventing us  from saying thank you -- or showing our gratitude -- is definitely not a good thing. It reflects very badly on our character. 

And then again, many times, it’s easy for us to show gratitude to people outside our family -- but not to our own family members. How sad. If there’s anyone who deserves our gratitude, it’s actually our family. The people who often do many things for us without being asked! 

This is something I’ve been teaching our children -- to say thank you and express appreciation to others. Especially to each other! And what a privilege it has been to see our adult kids doing this. It’s so heartwarming to read their thank you messages to each other in our family Viber group. In fact, I call one of our daughters our “Gratitude Girl” because she’s delightfully  detailed in the way she says thank you to us, her family! 

I told her once, “Always return a kindness if you can. For example, if you have a friend who treats you to a meal, make sure you treat her to a meal next time. Whatever you can afford! If someone gives you a gift, make sure you give her something in return next time -- a birthday gift or a no-occasion gift; whatever you can afford. What’s important is you remember to show gratitude. Don’t just take. Give also!” 

Gratefulness is an extremely powerful thing. It provokes even MORE kindness, favor, blessings from God, through others. 

Our own life experiences prove this. We’ve met many stingy people whom we’ve helped and done favors for, whom we’ve invested a lot of time in -- counseling, teaching, training them -- and yet they’ve been ungrateful. Thank God, this has never been an issue for us because we know that ultimately, it’s God who will surely reward us. And He consistently has. 

The awesome thing is this: we have a plethora of friends who are amazingly generous to us -- beyond what we can ask or imagine! And we haven’t even done anything much for them. They’ve given abundantly to us just because they want to.  And from what I’ve observed, generous people, in general, are constantly blessed by God! Their businesses are flourishing. They get promotions easily. They make killings in their investments!

It’s the stingy ones who always, always have financial problems, work/business problems, or domestic issues in their lives. Why? Well, I guess it’s because stinginess is a big negative in God’s Economy. 

Proverbs 11:25 says, “A generous person will prosper. He who refreshes others will be refreshed.” I took that as Gospel truth from the first time I read it. I applied it, and have been reaping the benefits in such stunning, amazing, mind-boggling ways. 

We don’t have to advertise our generosity. God knows. And He’s the one who makes sure we are repayed a gazillionfold. 

Why am I inserting the subject of generosity here? Well, it’s because I’m sure that Gratefulness and Generosity are closely intertwined. The more grateful we are, the more generous we become! We cannot help but be generous if we are truly grateful for the blessings we have
received. 

I’ve seen tight-fisted people live in abject misery or constant deprivation. Some are rich but tight-fisted -- oh, how famished they are for joy and contentment! Then there are people who are always, always financially hard-up. Perhaps, they don’t know that they themselves are causing their own financial distress -- because they’re stingy and ungrateful. 

Why would God refresh a person who doesn’t refresh others? We need to understand God’s economy. When all you do is get, get, get -- but you’re stingy to others -- then expect niggardly returns from God. 

Gratitude is the key. Grateful people are humble people. The Bible says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” God blesses humble people. 

You want to be blessed? Obey God. Be humble. Be grateful. Be generous to others. “He who refreshes others will be refreshed.”
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