I grew up very poor and was living in remote mountainous places on the island of Cebu, Philippines. My parents could not send me to school because my father had gotten very sick when I was very young. My mother did all she could to feed my brother and I daily. So I had no choice but to help my mother earn money to buy food when I was only 9 years old and my brother was 8. I worked in the sugar cane farm pulling weeds for the equivalent of 50 cents a day. That was 29 years ago.
At that age I realized I had to do better to not stay in that poor condition. Literally there were days when all we ate was a handful of corn meal mixed in a lot of water and some vegetables in a pot and made soup out of it and that was the kind of food my family and I ate almost everyday. Some other times we just ate bananas or sweet potatoes.
Realizing the severity of the situation I had to get off the mountain and offered myself to work as a nanny and house maid for a family under one condition; no salary just send me to school at night. So I ended up working like that and studied hard as a working student until I finished high school.
Later in life I met my husband and he helped me get my education in Theology. My mission then started by helping the children learn the love of God and His words and the purpose of life. I also shared with them my stories. So many of them are grown now and have their own families.
I continue to share my stories and encourage others how to overcome the struggles of life by having a positive outlook and change their lives for the better by having a grateful attitude and trust God in every circumstance.
In this blog you will find topics how to overcome pain, loneliness, family separation, work ethics, relationships, overcoming low self-esteem, emotional distress and much more.
Connect with me on the social media links I have provided and let’s create a community of changed lives and let me help you reach your dreams and goals in life with a positive approach on life.
I have been able to help so many change their lives by having a positive outlook of life. Some of them were on the verge of suicide and if it were not for intervention I don’t know what would of happened to them.
It was not my own ability that I was able to help those individuals, but by the grace of God. Sharing my experience, love and the wisdom of God that I was able to help them.
If you want to learn more and know how to overcome so many issues in life, please follow me and let’s connect. I would love to hear your story as well.
Go ahead and follow me with any of my social media links or leave me a message here and I will be glad to connect with you.
Thanks for your time for reading this and be blessed, inspired, encouraged and loved.
– Arlene Allison
Arlene Allison – CEO (allisonloveinaction.com)