'It's OK to admit you can't do it alone,' says Jackie Lou Blanco on how to survive COVID-19 crisis | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Jackie Lou Blanco, photographed by Raymond Lauchengco via Instagram/@jackielou.blanco

In her younger years, veteran actress and celebrity fitness guru Jackie Lou Blanco used to write down her thoughts on paper. It’s a practice she is returning to now.

Blanco has gone back to journaling, as she also expressed her gratitude to a company which sent her a journal and a beautiful pen, as per her Instagram post today, Aug. 30.

“I always loved writing down my thoughts. I think in my younger years, I just called it writing what I felt on paper. Now there is a better term, [journaling],” she said.

Blanco stated that while she used to do journaling when she was younger, she forgot about it because she became busy with other things. But now that there’s a pandemic, she has ample time to go back to writing.

“Now that we are in these trying times, at home, and with a lot of time in our hands, I’m happy I started again,” she said.

Blanco then shared some of her realization in light of the pandemic.

“This situation has made me more appreciative of what I have, even of what I don’t. It has made me humble enough to ask for help when I need it. It’s okay to admit you can’t do it alone. We need each other,” she stressed.

“It may be a kind word you say to someone, a smile, a prayer for even those you don’t know. I am a spiritual person, but this pandemic has made me rely more on my faith and on my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,” Blanco added.

The COVID-19 crisis has also made Blanco look at things with positivity, because “it has made [her] look at our situation with eyes of faith.”

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Jackie Lou Blanco, photographed by Raymond Lauchengco via Instagram/@jackielou.blanco

“He never promised a life without struggles but He did promise He would be with us as we are going through it,” she spoke of her faith in God. “I wake up each morning and thank Him for a new day, another day I can be blessed, another day I can be a blessing, another day I can offer to Him, another day of hope and joy despite what we are going through.”

Believing that all will come to pass, she feels that “our situation is temporary and in His perfect time, all will be well.” JB


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