January 23, 2018, 2:14 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07248 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.15117 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03513 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37432 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02466 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03513 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03947 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.63391 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0315 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00743 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 34.55654 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02619 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13539 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06307 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.25863 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19114 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 395.1056 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03943 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02465 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01899 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.98717 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12629 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 56.09039 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.14821 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78074 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.40983 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.49517 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12017 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94356 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.24754 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25256 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34873 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.537 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01614 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03952 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01424 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08955 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.95481 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 177.50149 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14478 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.06335 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15424 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4645 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11993 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2536 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.98796 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 262.6801 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06734 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2595 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.36688 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 722.49855 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02684 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.44306 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01395 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18305 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02388 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.36803 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.05665 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.11131 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.76199 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.05013 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00592 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01618 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.40616 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.40439 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.70989 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.03631 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.51372 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24018 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06017 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01225 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02645 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1822 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33221 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99072 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.54431 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.6416 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15887 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.94691 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64535 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3059 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.08092 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36718 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07768 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24178 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 7.06532 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6045 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15516 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01397 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02711 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00759 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06337 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06241 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17782 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06737 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 110.75588 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07183 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07523 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11021 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.49398 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07401 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15294 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26317 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13811 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15903 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02605 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43825 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 150.5822 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.09138 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 395.67793 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17269 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16341 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24082 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62838 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04813 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04392 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07512 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1331 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57902 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.22736 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56937 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.46241 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56325 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 160.3513 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19686 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 447.97712 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03691 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0496 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.5818 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05329 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.49813 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92441 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.9329 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24034 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.41761 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.14229 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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