November 25, 2017, 5:28 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07254 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.22066 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03521 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34299 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02592 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03516 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03951 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.60589 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03253 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00746 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 34.51185 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01976 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02656 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13552 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06373 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01976 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27914 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20568 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 395.49586 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03947 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0251 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01934 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.5162 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13038 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 58.75346 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.09502 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01976 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.82714 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42146 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.5079 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12329 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94607 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.26118 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25918 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34868 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53457 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01656 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04139 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01481 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01481 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.09104 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92967 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 177.69657 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1449 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.07922 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15426 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46501 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12517 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.22145 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.16041 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 266.6535 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0693 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27625 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.03437 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 696.06876 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03813 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.47234 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01397 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20192 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03576 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.37669 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.67207 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.28586 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.77953 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.38305 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00596 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0162 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.52213 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 164.26314 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.7906 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.03635 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.46247 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27292 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06023 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01226 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02699 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18541 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34526 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.01442 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.92612 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 48.20229 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15888 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.91426 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.68451 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30047 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.14757 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36633 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0813 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27483 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 7.03279 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60352 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16042 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04563 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02867 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0076 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01976 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06392 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06337 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07685 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0697 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 111.98933 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07516 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07679 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.15428 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.47807 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07408 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15686 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26162 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13157 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16365 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02658 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01482 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43868 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 150.13829 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.00356 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 406.44806 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17286 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.17345 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27485 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6448 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04877 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04522 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07781 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13097 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.5918 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.15251 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53121 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.55275 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01976 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57349 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 159.22561 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19705 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 448.93324 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.09581 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05077 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.85875 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05334 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.88937 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.96543 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.93678 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27485 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.51877 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.14935 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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