We ALL have troubles. We ALL have challenges. We ALL have been hurt. We ALL have similar experiences and the one common theme is that ALL that are reading this right now are still here getting through it! Some of us have moved past it, some are IN it, and some will go through it. The thing to remember is that we are all here for one another and we should all be examples for one another when it gets rough. If you should keep anything in your mind, it's that you are NOT alone and that each of you are brave enough, strong enough, and resilient enough to not only move past it, but to flourish in spite of it! So get up, dust yourself off, and pick up those feet and keep on moving! Obstacles are opportunities for you to show yourself just how amazing you truly are! ♥
Monday, 20 August 2012
I Found My Morning Statement one day standing in a long and slow moving line at the Quick Stop Store. Each time a customer in front of me needed something other than paying, you could hear the shuffling and disgruntled sighs of the people behind me. Then as I only one person away from the register, the guy in front of me pulls out about 5 lottery tickets and asked the clerk to check them. The sighs from the 12 or 13 people who were behind me echoed in the store. As the clerk swiped the last ticket, the machine resounded with a loud,
"Congratulations, You're a Winner".
Within seconds because my mouth sometimes just blurts out what my minds thinking, I stated loud enough for everyone to hear me,
“Wow, Imagine if All of our Alarm Clocks woke us up Repeating that Every Morning”.
This quickly put a smile on every person in that stores face as well as me too. Because I knew that I’d just made that thought stay in each of those peoples minds. And some more than likely told others what they heard, adding more smiles to that Reflection. It's the first thing I hear whisper in my thoughts each morning I open my eyes ever since.. :)
Staring blankly at the world hustling and bustling around me, there was this strange peacefulness and quiet happiness fluttering in my head. Why would I not feel like that? It was the first ten minutes of my freedom from examinations hell. I got out of college feeling like I knew I was going to get a 50% (pass mark) for the exams I had been dreading the entire half-time 2011 and first instance 2012. Gone were the days I would aim for the top numbers. Fifty per cent was what I was dreaming of. And this was being very optimistic. I gotta pass. I just gotta pass.
And I gotta talk to someone.
“Anak…kumusta?! (How are you, my daughter?) My Mom's voice. I just heard my voice croaking when I replied, “Nasa bus na ko ‘Ma. Tapos na exam ko…” (I'm on the bus now, Mom. Exam's just finished...)
“Musta, yung exams mo Anak?” (How were the exams, my daughter?)
You see, some depressing and exhausting nights ago. I rang my mother up to just hear her voice. And to hear her pray for me over the phone. It’s a habit my sister and I share. It’s been over ten years since the last time I sat with my mother in prayer for an exam. But how strange that the feeling of comfort that someone prays for you does not change despite the time difference and distance? It has been almost 12 years, as far as I can remember since my mother and I sat together in prayer but the feeling of renewed faith after has never changed. I’m so sure she has been praying for all of us even when we were still in her womb!
When I am reminded of my mother’s tears of plea, thankfulness and sorrow in her prayers, I am reminded of all the reasons why I turned up the way I am after 22 years. I am not the most fabulous person I’ve ever heard of, but I do know that I have tried, and I am still trying to be what my mother asks God for her children to be in her prayers…reliant on His promises.
I am so sure that many more late night pray-for-me-Mom calls will be made in the next two years of my studies. With child-like confidence, I know my mother will never get tired of listening to my prayer requests. She just won’t. She will never be. Forever.
Mothers know best and when they pray for you, they do always pray for the best.
*Ikaw, kelan ka huling nag-pray with your Mom?* ( how about you? when was the last time you prayed with your mother? )
Friday, 17 August 2012
You're sad now because you feel like you can't live without that person. But if they can live without you, you can live without them. Your heart aches thinking of the fact that they can manage to live without you while you sit there and cry like the end of the world for you. Yet if they can, you can live without them, too. You only have tears in your eyes but your heart never drains empty of hope. It hurts now, in fact it hurts so much you can hardly bear the pain. But it will pass. In the end, it's you who benefits from all you are going through because out of that pain you endure, It will heal and transforms you into the most magnificent version of you. It hurts now, but that pain will eventually fade and a new day will come. It is not the end, your life has just begun...
Thursday, 16 August 2012
to all my friends who are...SINGLE
love is like a butterfly;
the more you chase it, the more it eludes you
but if you just let it fly;
it will come to you when you least expect it.
love can make you happy
but often it hurts;
but love is only special when you give it
to someone who is really worth it;
so take your time and choose the best.