Inspiring you to be more grateful each day

Happy Tuesday, :)

I was chatting with my dear college friend a few nights ago.

We were talking about how challenging it is to book a ride via Grab these days.

She suggested months ago that I buy a car but I haven’t given it much thought since I don’t usually go out anyway.

Now that the world is starting to open up again, I realized she has a point.

That night, I told her about this second-hand black Honda Civic car I was planning to buy.

She suggested I can have the car repainted to something more feminine.
She then asked me what color I wanted.

I quickly replied, “Peach! It’s my favorite color.” (Actually pink or peach. They look the same to me)

She said, “Not peach for a car, please! Haha!

She then added, “Go for classic… white!”

When I shared it with my brother, he agreed with my friend. Hahaha!

During my retreat last month, the directress announced that we can let the admin know our diet restrictions.

My eyes lit up and I asked my seat mate, who is also my long-time friend.

“So it means I can request for hot choco since I don’t drink coffee?”

My friend teased me and said, “Sha, that’s not a diet restriction. That’s kaprichuhan! (whim or preference).

She went further and said, “For example I like to drink Coke, but I won’t ask for it because it’s kaprichuhan.”


I love how honest my friends and my brother were.

They didn’t sugarcoat their words.
They didn’t say the words they thought I wanted to hear in the guise of respecting my opinion.

And I’m so grateful for that!

We all have our blind spots and it’s such a gift when we have honest friends who can speak the truth in love to us.

We need honesty now more than ever!

We need honest leaders, honest employees, honest government officials, honest friends, honest spouse, honest social media posts (vs fake news)…

Indeed, honesty is the best policy!

Honesty leads to trust.
Dishonesty leads to lies, deception, cheating, manipulation, theft, etc.

May we embrace honesty and may we be surrounded by honest people.

I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday! :)


P.S. I have a few announcements:

  1. Do you want to co-author a book with me? If you’ve attended any of the Leni-Kiko Pink Rallies and you’d like to share your inspiring stories from attending any of those rallies, you can be part of this Rosas book.

You can get the details here:

We plan to launch the eBook on April 25, 2022.

Writing this book together is easier than you think.

If you wish to join, simply fill out the form on or before April 8, 2022.

2. Our Gratitude Pink Fest 🌸 is getting beautiful and positive responses from the attendees. We’re doing this every Wednesday until May. Let’s count our blessing and celebrate our little wins.

Our next fest is happening on April 6 (Wed) from 7:00PM – 7:45PM via Zoom.

We’ll have my favorite college professor, Prof. Benjie Sandoval as our special guest.

Sir Benjie was the one who inspired me that we can do something to lift other people up, no matter how small it may seem.

His Pink activations inspired me to do the Gratitude Pink Fest, among others.

Whether you’re a Kakampink or not, you are welcome to join. Simply click this.

Admission is free! See you!

Here’s the link again to the Gratitude Pink Fest! 

Sha Nacino is a motivational speaker, TEDx speaker, author, and adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management. For speaking invitations, visit or email us at

Sha Nacino

Sha Nacino is a motivational speaker, author of 15 books, and adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management. She is on a mission to inspire fearless possibilities by helping leaders and companies build a culture where everyone feels safe, seen, and appreciated.

Sha finished her B.S. in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines - Diliman and holds a Certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

She was awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by the United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council and Inspiring Humanitarian Award by the World Humanitarian Drive.

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