Celebs’ hashtags for 2019
Yesterday, the Feast of the Three Kings officially marked the end of the long Pinoy Yuletide season. We still have a holiday hangover, as we wait for the spirit to move us.
So, let’s first take a pause by sizing up our 2018, before we can make a fresh start this 2019.
In the spirit of the New Year, I asked some celebrities what their hashtags for 2019 are and the biggest lesson they learned in 2018.
May we all see fireworks in everything we do and with everyone we love, long after the New Year revelry is over.
If there is something you have always wanted to say to someone special, say it. If there’s a question you wish to ask, ask it. If there was ever a time you wanted to do something with or for someone special, do it. In 2018, I lost my father. I should have, could have, would have, but didn’t.
In 2018, I learned how to live with a grateful heart. When you have a grateful heart, you see and live life differently. If my hashtag for 2018
as Jade [my character in the TV series, “Halik”] was #HatersGonnaHate, my hashtag for the new year as Yam is #ShineBrightIn2019.
Hopefully by 2019, I will be living in my dream house. My most important lesson from 2018 would be knowing my priorities and always giving my 100 percent to achieve a goal. There are no shortcuts. So if I want something, I will work hard to get it. I won’t wait around for it to be handed to me.
The most important lesson I learned from last year that I can apply in 2019 is that inner joy and peace are major keys to finding your core, and having that invisible weapon [can] fight the bad energy or negativity in life.
The most important lesson I learned in 2018 is it’s much easier to soar if you surround yourself with people who truly believe in you and your capabilities.
The most important lesson learned is “to be grateful!” (I’m copying Catriona Gray.)
(“Bau” is short for Bautista.) Lesson learned in 2018: To be a good partner—in love, in family and at work.
A reminder to stretch, expand and push. I know it’s a strangely specific answer, but I learned that you should stretch after running. I never had to before, but injuries suck.
The year 2018 has been a sharpener, trainer and a life coach to me. All of the wounds and injuries inflicted on me only made me more equipped to face this year and beyond. I’ll continue to ask God for a strong heart and ready mind.
For 2019 and beyond, I choose to follow God’s direction, to pay more attention to the little voice inside and cover my ears to anybody else’s. My destination may not yet be clear, but the journey will be happy and safe because, aside from God, I have good people around me.
I’ll keep on swimming, but I’ll do it in “style”—and without being jaded.
Last year taught me greater faith, to not quit when it seems to be the darkest, and to remember that it’s always darkest before dawn. To trust that truth always prevails.
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