8 Inspiring Miriam Moments That Filipinos Are Thankful For
Seventy one years. Seventy one years of Senator Miriam Santiago’s life filled with colorful and powerful anecdotes, experiences, life lessons, humor and so much under the sun Miriam topics to talk about feels unbelievable. This time, the feisty brilliant and incredible Iron Lady of Asia is now a political legend passed on by this generation through stories, reports, articles and books to live on.
That sheer amount of intelligence, strong independent personality, fierce hardcore court look yet loved by so many is a stature of a Filipino politician that one would rarely come across. But life is meant to be celebrated, not mourned. For someone like Senator Miriam, who stands now on the ranks of Margareth Tatcher and other great leaders or personalities in the history of the world, she definitely deserves a proper tribute with these eight inspiring Miriam moments that Filipinos are grateful for.
1) That #MiriamMoment about importance.
“Handbags, I don’t at all like them because they occupy my hands. My hands always have to be ready in case I need to slap somebody.”
You have all your talents and skills to spend in one lifetime. So, make good use of what you are capable of. Don’t set limits and don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Better slap your financial problems or life problems as a whole to show that you can rise above adversity. Show ‘em what you got. Be your own hero.
2) That #MiriamMoment about life.
“Stage 4 is the last stage of cancer. Nag-aantay ako mamatay, eh hindi ako pinatay ng guardian angel ko eh.(Stage 4 is the last stage of cancer. I’m waiting to die, but my guardian angel didn’t come to kill me.)”
You can’t live forever. If it’s your time, it’s your time. And the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has lived her time to defend the good, fight for what she believed in, inspire millions in her lifetime and served her life’s purpose. Thank you Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.
3) That #MiriamMoment about challenges.
“I eat death threats for breakfast.”
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, but for the late Senator Miriam, when life throws her death threats, make a breakfast out of them. Life is not at all that easy, so better chisel that tough spirit and face your challenges. People will pull you down, unforeseen events such as financial problems will test your faith and strength but it’s how you handle such situations that make or break you.
4) That #MiriamMoment about competition.
“I may not be a genius, but my opponents are certifiable idiots.”
She has reminded us that you don’t need to be smart at everything but you can be the best at one thing which you loved doing. That’s why the late Senator is so great at what she does, it’s because she loves fighting for what she believes in accordance to the law and to the moral obligations of man. It’s the secret to success.
5) That #MiriamMoment about self-worth.
“Those who like me, raise your hand. Those who don’t. Raise your standards.”
You can’t please everybody. So drop the act and stop trying to spend to reach others’ standards. Instead, focus on your goals alone such as your financial goals. Trust that you’ll eventually get there. Don’t feel insecure. Don’t compare too much. Know your self-worth. You’ll one day give them a run for their money.
6) That #MiriamMoment about purpose.
“Why did man climb Mt. Everest? Because it is there! Why am I fighting graft and corruption? Because it is here!”
The late Senator Miriam’s purpose was to make sure we live in a clean and just government. We all have a purpose in life. There are problems the world faces and there are people finding a purpose to make the world a better place to live in. Just like how PawnHero finds its purpose to save people from their financial troubles and educating them foremost. Find your purpose, there’s a reason you’re here.
7) That #MiriamMoment about dreams and ambition.
“My ambition is more modest. I desire only to be known as the Demo Moore of Philippine politics.”
You can always dream big for yourself, but it is best to make those dreams into a reality. With knowing what’s important in your life such as goals, trusting that everything will come at the right time, finding solutions to problems, believing in yourself and serving your life’s purpose, it’s possible. Just never give up until your last breath.
8) That #MiriamMoment about learning to let go.
“This is goodbye. I shall not importune you any longer. I shall fade into the night like Batman.”
Now, with the passing of a great Philippine politician, begins a new era in our national politics. It is indeed a great honor to live in a time that the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has spread her torch of light in service.
To a Senator, a judge, a leader, a speaker, an author, an inspiration, a mentor, a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a daughter, may you REST IN PEACE our beloved Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.
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