"Find joy in the simplest of things."
These were the words of Andi Eigenmann as she shared the realizations that she got from her kids.
In an Instagram post, Andi relayed that there was this time when their car broke down at the Coconut Farm Viewdeck in Siargao. Instead of being frustrated about what happened, Andie was inspired by how her children reacted to the situation.
"I knew when I posted these pictures, that I wanted to share the hassle of a day we had. But as I scroll through, I notice the big smiles, and can't help but recall this moment as a fun one! All we had was each other. We had no signal/ no water/ we were sticky sweaty from the hot summer air and we were (mostly papa) being eaten alive by noknoks!" Andi posted on Instagram.
The actress shared that she realized the essence of accepting life's challenges graciously.
"Sometimes things, life, just doesn't go our way. It may be upsetting, it may cause our heads to explode. But we can also accept it graciously and be grateful instead. This is an important lesson I am happy that my fiancé and I both want to instill in our children," she said.
Andi remarked that as she looked back, it dawned on her that it was her kids that made her realize this important lesson.
"It makes me proud to realize that maybe it was the kids that taught us this lesson in the first place. Not once did they complain, they were just enjoying themselves, being out in the world, amongst all those coconut trees," she said.
"They were just curious about what had surrounded them, and it was just papa and I that joined in on their little adventure. It's nice to stop and try to see the world through children's eyes. And allow that to help us find joy in the simplest of things," Andi added.
Andi is engaged to surfer Philmar Alipayo with whom she has two children. Andi has another daughter, Ellie, from her previous relationship with Jake Ejercito.