Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Be The ONE !


ONE tree can start a Forest

ONE smile can begin a Friendship

ONE hand can lift a Soul

ONE word can frame the Goal

ONE candle can wipe out darkness

ONE laugh can conquer Gloom

ONE hope can raise your Spirits

ONE touch can show you Care

ONE life can make a Difference

Be That ONE today !

Wishing you all the most fulfilling week 🙂

(I found this beautiful text on Pinterest, if anyone knows the author, I would gladly credit him/her right away)


26 comments on “Be The ONE !

  1. Oh!!! Such an empowering and inspiring image! And yes, the power of one is a great power indeed.

    • estelea
      July 20, 2015

      I was thinking of it last week, after this little Cebuano kid got himself and his fam out of misery thanks to the power of a single pic that went viral. The power of 1 amateur photographer passing by …

      • Do you mean that boy who was studying by the light of a McDonalds? Yes, that’s a very good example! And I do hope the boy and his mother will be able to put everything they’ve received to good use. I saw in one news report that some of their relatives/friends have begun asking them for money. I really hope they make it. That kid is inspiring.

      • estelea
        July 20, 2015

        Yes this one ! Hope they will have the best kind of financial advisors indeed …

    • estelea
      July 20, 2015

      (And thanks for the compliments about the pic ;)) X from Bantayan )

  2. listentothebabe
    July 20, 2015

    great capture.

    • estelea
      July 20, 2015

      Thanks! I’ve been lucky on this one. Nothing was planned, Ms Attila was proudly wearing her new costume when we passed by this wall .. Et voilà 😉

  3. LifestyleswithLia
    July 20, 2015

    What an inspiring post to start the week off right! Indeed, the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step so ONE is the best place to begin 🙂
    Your daughter is adorable and her energy literally jumps off my computer screen! Thank you for transmitting joy!!!

    • estelea
      July 20, 2015

      🙂 love to read your comments in the morning, coffee in hand. You know how to put a big smile on my face ! Have a shiny sparkly day x

      • LifestyleswithLia
        July 20, 2015

        I’m so glad!! It’s dinner time here:) I love time zones :))) enjoy your coffee!!

      • estelea
        July 21, 2015

        I had coffee with your Mum Parmiggiana this morning. I had to skip the red wine though it was a bit too early ;P

      • LifestyleswithLia
        July 21, 2015

        I thought of you when I posted that pic ! She’s trying to cut down on fats so baked the eggplant instead:) it was yummy but fried is always the best:) And yes , red wine is better for lunchtime viewing:)) good night from NYC !

  4. brittabottle
    July 21, 2015

    Ah, what wonderful and wise words…and this photo! It’s simply adorable and is perfect for this text!

    • estelea
      July 21, 2015

      Thanks dear 😉 I think the outfit really inspired her, she was the most cooperative model this day. Hugs from super shiny Bantayan!

      • brittabottle
        July 24, 2015

        Well, it IS a fantastic outfit. I’d be inspired, too. 🙂

  5. anotherday2paradise
    July 21, 2015

    Love this photo, and the poem. 🙂

    • estelea
      July 21, 2015

      Thank you 😉 I totally felt in love with this poem too, it really talked to my heart. And for the pic , I guess the clothes really make the (wo)man, I love her energy (most of the time). Have a sweet day dear

  6. that traveling nurse
    July 21, 2015

    Nice capture! She really is one bubblicious little girl! Have a great week ahead. 🙂

    • estelea
      July 22, 2015

      Thanks a lot dear 🙂 Same to you with a big hug from Bantayan X

  7. Fabio
    July 22, 2015

    … and she is a Star! 🙂

    • estelea
      July 23, 2015

      Oh yeah 😉 At least mine, for sure !

  8. Fabio
    July 23, 2015

    Estelea, your family in Cebu and in France is a galaxy! Take care, my wonderful friend! 🙂

    • estelea
      July 23, 2015

      Stars everywhere, even David’s one 😉 all your precious stars included too ! Have a beautiful day, already looking forward to your Friday’s post! Ms Attila is always asking if there is a new pic of Auden, he has a fan club here too!

      • Fabio
        July 23, 2015

        Estelea, I will try to post one of Auden especially for Ms Attila. Best to all of you! Thanks so much! 🙂

  9. amommasview
    August 10, 2015

    That’s so well said! Let’s be the one…

    • estelea
      August 10, 2015

      We sometimes have no idea of the impact of a little gesture, a positive attitude .. Let’s start the week by being the one 🙂

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