#IStandWithHer// Promoting Personality Development and Good Grooming

Angel Lasona
Posted November 30, 2019 from Philippines

Personality development is the relatively enduring pattern of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that distinguish individuals from one another. Psychology today holds that personality emerges early and continues to change in meaningful ways throughout the lifespan. 

In this Commemoration of the #16th Day Activism Against Gender-based Violence, I am most glad to share to my fellow sisters around the world my own little way of uplifting unfortunate sisters and children who've been a subject of violence.

I am a sister, a daughter, a mother myself, and an educator by profession. In my three decades of existence, I can attest that there's no such thing as a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow...rather, a pandora box there might be....the phenomenal box which was full of sinning evils and wrongdoings yet there's that one thing that is just waiting to be unleashed... HOPE.

LIFE'S never will be easy... An ancient old history that's traceable way back to the very first man and woman, Adam and Eve who've been punished to stay away from the garden of Eden and were made to use their minds and hands to make their very first bread, the fruit of hard labor and sweat.

With great faith in the Lord and thyself, everything's will just eventually fall into the right places as what I've always mentioned during a series of talks.. 

Violence is not a stranger that I can't dreadfully look in the face. I've got my own fair share of it when it was the least that I expected, having been reared in a not well-to-do yet God-fearing family where laughter is our ultimate viand amidst coarse NFA rice. (You may refer to my first introductory post.)

Anyway, crying a river over an already spilt milk is definitely not my kind of personality, being Aries and Dragon by nature. Instead, those are my ultimate springboard for something better, thus motivating me to pour out the best in me instead. Same precise thing that I definitely want my sisters around the globe to feel and do.

Now, this is my story. 

A year and a half ago, I was invited by a known beauty pageant handler to orient a group of male and female candidates about Personality Development and Good Grooming. I was at first aghast to say YES yet also reluctant to say NO. At the back of my mind, my married life's story is not a secret that I know everybody gossipped and talked about. So that leaves me rather the very least resource person to be talking about such topic. Yet the burning desire to turned my whimpers into one solid voice is just way too strong. I know there's roam for me to be a one great speaker and this is my ultimate moment to start such! 

Hence, that was then the start of everything! I felt the same adrenaline as if I was a high school stud who brought home some gold medal and a cash prize after having won the first place of a declamation contest. I talked effortlessly just like a college bud who became a master of ceremony in every called occasions. The memory of myself winning titles onstage on particular pageantry came rushing back. Indeed this is me, the real me, the thing that I am greatly made for, to talk.... To talk, and bring one great VOICE. That was the greatest realization that hits me.

Thus, this started my journey... 

With the surge of confidence being alive in my veins again, I simply just can't refuse to be talking more about Personality Development and Good Grooming in every invitations that I was asked to. Colleagues and friends in the teaching profession used to invite and make me as one of the resource speakers in lieu with that topic. Which to my heart's delight, is as well being done by me on a group of students, children and women. 

It's just recently then that I had my recent talk about Personality Development and Good Grooming, yesterday in fact, in the Shelter of Women here in our city. My face is actually not new to some of them because clients do come and go after seeking solace for a few weeks or months yet the wonderful staff sisters as well Ma'am Carmella, the shelters head is way too accommodating every time I dropped a hello in some of my spur of the moment visits. 

At first, the women were just eyeing me as if testing waters, I triumphantly gained their winning smiles though when I started mimicking voices of national artists like Angel Locsin, Kris Aquino, Mommy Dionesia, Boy Abunda and even Manny Pacquiao, (a newly discovered talent that made me one amongst the 27 star hunt finalists in Samar and Leyte provinces), which astonished and left them begging for more, that was then I sang to them in a modulated JAYA and JESSA SARAGOZA voice. They were shrieking with delight and to my extra joy as well. 

It was the time then that I plunged and stressed the importance of personality development as well as good Grooming. And left them a good thought that I myself came to ponder a long time ago, " What particular thing/s that you can do in which others cannot?" A penny for some good thought indeed. 

They all bade with a hearty goodbye as well as with an invitation for me to attend to their Christmas Party in which I am most excited as well to join because it's a great time for me to showcase once again my voice prowess of those famous celebrities that I used to voice impersonate with. As they say, everything that starts well will eventually ends well. 

​​​​​I went home with the purest SMILE and with a lightest HEART. 

It never felt too good to give more cheers to beaming faces rather than grudge. The world is always a better place to live with, if given the best attitude to deal with it, and as long as we put God in the midst.

Thank you for reading my story. 

​​​​​​May our God blesses you our sisters around the world. ❤️❤️❤️

 

This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer.

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maeann
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Hi Angel,

I do like your talent in mimicking the voices of national artists. Sample! Sample! Sample! hehehe.

That was nice.... after what you have done, you felt fulfilled knowing that you make a difference to those women who listen about Personality Development and Good Grooming.

I'm excited for you with the invitation to their Christmas party :)

Angel Lasona
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Hi sister Ambassadress, I actually got this YouTube channel too.. I'll be sending some links for you dear sisters for my sample. Hihi... Thank you for encouraging me on.

maeann
Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019

Looking forward :)

Anita Shrestha
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Thank you for sharing nice things. Plz keep continue

Angel Lasona
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

My heartfelt thanks Anita❤️

Jill Langhus
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Hello Dear Angel,

How have you been doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your update and infectious positivity. Why did you think that you weren't that qualified to speak on personal development and grooming due to your marriage? I'm curious, but I don't see how that wouldn't make you qualified to do a good job. Also, I hope that in your next story that you attach a video of one of your impersonations or songs:-) I would love that!

Hope you're doing very well and that you're having a great weekend!

Angel Lasona
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Hi dear sis Jill, oh yes would really love to attach some vids for you next time. Well, there was one particular situation when I delivered that topic with colleagues in my profession in fact who just smirked and told me in the office that why am I speaking about it... That was then I realized that they might be referring to the turmoil that had happened inside my marriage.

Jill Langhus
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Hello there:-)

Yay! Looking forward to it!

Oh, I see. That's too bad that you had that happen. I would think an experience like that would make you more qualified for life experience than not, personally.

Paulina Nayra
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

How nice of you to share your time and talent to the VAW survivors housed in the women shelter of our city. I am very sure that it was well received and inspiring. You are so talented. I will not be surprised if I see you on TV one day. Keep on sharing. Keep on writing.

Huggs.

Angel Lasona
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Hi dear Mam Paulina, ohhh thank you very much for those uplifting words. I'm much honored po actually to be invited to talked something like that... Feel free din po to invite po ma'am in ur own good office... I'm doing it for free po. ❤️

Lisbeth
Nov 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019

Hi Angel,
How are you? Hope you are doing very well. My best regards to all the laughter family. You all keep it up, laughter is actually the best medicine in human history.

I also like your statement when you said
"...can attest that there's no such thing as a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow...rather, a pandora box there might be"

It's very true!
My regards
A

Angel Lasona
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Hi dear Lisbeth, thank you very much for recognizing that adage that there's indeed no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.... Indeed life is quite at odds at times yet simply worth living. ❤️

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019

Hello, sis Angel,

I can imagine how much you wowed them with your talent of impersonating Filipino celebrities. I remember you did that during our IWF event in UP Tacloban.

Great job to you, dear, for making your life as a blessing to so many people. Please know that World Pulse welcomes stories of positivity like what you are sharing on your Facebook, too, like the mangrove tree planting? please share that here, too.

I just love the support of our World Pulse Philippine sisters on our post. Please keep on writing dear. Please feel free to share your videos to our FB group as well. Thank you for sharing!

Angel Lasona
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Hi dearest sis Karen! Ohhh wow, thank you so much po for recognizing my talent hihi... Which I actually never knew existed..
Indeed there are a lot of things that I want to share about with you dearest sisters around the world yet juggling time seems ultra exhausting already for me nowadays, though the fire is still in rage as ever, the body just seems to disobey whatever the mind and heart sometimes tell me to do... Been defying moments as a teacher, reading coordinator, etc dearie... But would really always try to update some good stories a week or two ❤️

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hello, dear,

Of course, you are very talented! I'm proud of you for maximing them all. Please take your time, dear. You are always welcome to share your passion and projects here when you have time. That sounds like a plan. We support you, dear. Keep it up!