True Love and Friendship Found After 40

As a child, I heard stories about how my parents as well as uncles and aunts got to meet each other and how they ended up having a love story which led all the way to the wedding altar.

Their stories seemed so uncomplicated: my parents lived in neighboring houses while attending university, one of my uncles was introduced to his future wife by a common friend, another uncle met the future mother of his children while she was working with his sister (my Mom). All of them met in their 20s.

Well, the dating scene can be different when men and women reach their 30s, even in their 40s.

Those in their 40s are usually highly independent now and quite successful in their careers. Some have come out of previous relationships, some out of difficult marriages.

They know themselves better; they know life better than those in their 20s or 30s. They also have a clearer picture not only with what they want in a relationship but what they can also give. The hazy and heady days of dating in their younger years are now seen with a backdrop of reality.

Going through the lengthy time of dating may no longer be that appealing to the 40s lady and gentleman.

And I am writing all the above observation based on at least 3 other female friends in their 40s who not only showed me that love of the romantic kind can still blossom well in their age but that it can also be found ONLINE 🙂

Yes, all 3 friends found new love thanks to an online dating site!  To be honest, when they first started telling me that they met this special guy they were dating online, I was quite skeptical. After all, this was not how I found love (or was found by love!) myself.

One of these 3 friends also told me that she was also skeptical at first if finding a date through sites like older-dating.com would work. But several months into finding  a date online, she became ecstatic in telling me that she was not just dating anymore but she was already in a relationship with this guy!

As their communication continued to flow freely and they took steps to finally cross each other’s computer and phone screens as well as the geographical distance, I began to clearly see that indeed what they had was for keeps.

Eventually marriage plans were in place. And today my friend is one blissful wife to one happy husband.

And if you ask me how did my two other friends fare in their online dating experience, all has been sunny as well. Their stories were also capped with walking down the aisle in white lace.

Well, I did have one other friend who also tried exploring a dating site who did not end up marrying they guy she dated. But she told me that she learned so much from the experience.

In this day and age and of technology, she said, we need not stay by our lonesome self in a lonely corner. We have easy access to good dates and good friendships if only we welcome new ways of doing things and be willing to embrace new experiences.

Well said.

Finding a new love, a new friend is always possible even when you’re in your 40s.

True Convenience at Your Fingertips with LBC Connect

Convenience is something we can always welcome.

At a time when you can get practically anything and everything you need, whenever and wherever you may be, with a few swipes and taps of your fingers, convenience has indeed become king.

To keep up with the growing demand for mobile efficiency and seamless transactions, logistics solutions provider LBC digitally transformed its services in order to offer the best tracking and branch location features via its newest mobile app, LBC Connect.

A faster and easier way to track and trace multiple LBC deliveries, the new LBC Connect app allows you to access the entire range of LBC’s shipping and delivery services so you can move anything-wherever you are, and whenever you want.

With LBC Connect, you can:
• Manage your LBC account. Register and update your LBC account information anytime from LBC Connect

• Track and trace. Track any number of shipments with status-by-status updates on your device from LBC Connect

• Enjoy auto-pinning and notifications. Tracking Numbers you search via LBC Connect are automatically saved and pinned, and you’ll get notifications every time there’s a status update or new promo

• Access the branch locator. Find an LBC branch near you using the handy branch locator

But more is in store for LBC Connect app. This early, plans are afoot to introduce new functionalities on the app that are certain to improve a customer’s overall experience. This includes: LBC Mobile Branch –  Book any LBC service and book online; Case or Tickets Management – Raise concerns and have them resolved; Promotions and Rewards.

LBC President Mike Camahort exclaimed: “The launch of LBC Connect forms a huge part of our movement towards Digital Transformation. This is one of the initiatives that will help reshape customer experience through technology, while staying true to our brand attributes of Clarity, Certainty and Convenience”.

LBC Connect is available for download on the Apple Store and Google Play.

ABOUT LBC
LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier & cargo, money remittance, and logistics services. With a growing network of over 6,400 branches, hubs & warehouses, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world.

Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 60 years. Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to-door delivery in the Philippines.

Today, LBC is one of the most trusted logistics brands of the Global Filipino. LBC can move it for you: visit www.LBCexpress.com, or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter).

September Inspiration In the Midst of Grief

I’ve been listening to this song from Chris Tomlin since the early part of this month and it has been a blessing for me.

This month, I learned that two of my friends whom I began friendship when I was still based in Cebu had both succumbed to cancer. I felt really sad knowing about their deaths. Although both know and loved the Lord, I find myself affected by their deaths, knowing that I won’t be seeing them again until of course we meet on the other side of this life.

Their deaths made me nostalgic about my life, our lives in Cebu. The reality of their passing just really made me aware that I won’t be able to visit them again and reminisce and laugh about our times in Cebu together. Well, such is life.

Their deaths reminded me to live my life to the fullest, to be on point with God’s purposes for me.

Here is the Chris Tomlin song that has helped comfort my heart: