Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Bum

I’ve never imagine that one can actually be content being idle for a long period of time, until I met Mr. Bum. This is the one person I met who tends to shy away from the world. He locks himself up in his room and spends the rest of the day dreaming about the girl he fancies. He is waiting for the day when she will come and rescue him from his drab and bleak life. He said he wants to spend the rest of his life with that girl.

What a pity! Just imagine what will happen to the girl if they end up being together? Not that I am trying to put down Mr. Bum, but like hello! Shouldn’t he be doing something about changing his stars and not just be content of what was given to him? I remember the story of the master who left different talents to his servants. The two invested their talents so when the master came back he was pleased with the 2 servants while the 3rd one buried the talent in the ground. So the master got mad and took away everything from him and he was thrown out of the master’s place.

I’m sure no one chose to be poor. But that is just a phase in a person’s life. If one would choose to rise above the situation, I believe things will be better for that person. I’m sure God gave each and everyone one of us a talent, we need to use it so that when the Master comes back we can be proud to show him that we’ve been good stewards.

Mr. Bum, stop complaining about how life is treating you. Stop being such a pessimist. Change is constant in life so if you learn how to go along with change you won’t find yourself losing at the end of the journey. Don’t wait for someone to save you from your miserable state. Rise and fight a good fight!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

My Day

I woke up today with a grateful heart because my Creator gave me another year. I have so many things to be thankful for the past year he gave me. The thing I’m most thankful for is receiving “peace” from Him. Despite the many tribulations and hardships still He never ceased helping me triumph over those trials.

He gave me two gifts big gifts today: a) two additional students b) Canada news

It gave me a boost because little by little I’m inching toward my personal goals. He is providing me the means to save some more $ so I can accomplish mg plans soon. Also, He gave me a new window to consider. I always believed that great things come to those who wait patiently and those who put their trust in the Lord. I hope I will have a clearer picture of how things should be in the next few weeks.

This morning also, I felt an aching for my family. I miss them so much. My mom texted me and she gave her wishes for me. I cried because this is the 2nd year I’m not with them and I guess I will never get use to the idea that I’m not with my family. I miss those big days of mine, when my mom would wake me up early morning to greet me and she would ask me, “ Tess, ano gusto mo agahan.” I feel special when my mom does that. Today, she is preparing afritada, binagoongang baboy, inihaw na liempo and pansit for me. She prepared a little something for my big day even if I’m like miles away. Oh how I miss my mom now especially when she reminds me everyday that she loves me.

I went out to have lunch on my own because no one here in my office remembers it is my big day. Since, this is a place where you hardly fine pork, I went to this Chinese place where I treated myself to a helping of pork dishes mixed on top of your rice. Here they call it nasi campur (pronounce C in campur as CH). This is my handa for my self.

Some of my really good friends called me while others texted me they all wished me happiness on this day. Well, I’m happy but I guess birthdays will never be the same unless you spend it with people you love. But the best wish I got from a friend is the wish for freedom & enlightenment.
To my family and friends who gave their wishes for me… I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for you all made a difference in my life. You’ve been my basket of blessings.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Where should I go from here?

Oh dear, I’m about to face another chapter of my life and it sometimes it scares me because I hate the idea of having to rely on others for help. I know in my life God had given me kind hearted people who helped me when I was groping in darkness. But sooner or later I will have to make that giant leap in my life. I’m just thankful that I was able to come up with a firm decision that whatever hindrances that will be placed before me, with my Creator’s help I shall be triumphant over them.

Just hang on little bird. One day you will be able to soar and change your destiny.