Gift of Life

Last night, I found out that a person I knew just passed away. He had a heart attack last week. I could not stop thinking about him because exactly three months ago he was at my father’s wake trying to help out. Who would ever think that he will be gone?  Truly death comes like a thief in the night.

At this point in my life, I just figured out my greatest fear. To see a loved one gone, and the thought of leaving my family behind. With my father’s passing, I often think about things pertaining to the after life, about our existence, and some other “weird” things. It is like seeing things differently. Talking to my  husband keeps me grounded. He would plainly state that it is the reality of life. So he does not really think or worry about it. That it is something that we should accept. Maybe I am just about to learn that step.

Last night I told him about one of the things I always pray for. And I said he should pray the same thing so it makes us two. I said I hope we will be blessed together with a long life (I state specifically at least 90 years old) so we can see our children and grand children grow. He replied, “Whatever is God’s will.”

Now, when I kiss or embrace my family, it feels more than that. When I say some good words to a friend or to a relative, I truly mean it. Slowly, my heart is learning how to forgive and how to sing to each waking moment.

This song was in my head when I woke up and I feel the need to share it. It is a beautiful Filipino gospel song. I really love the acoustic version but unfortunately, there is no vocal. For non-Filipino speakers, I included an English translation below. I hope you do enjoy the music.

Sino Ako?

Hiram sa Diyos ang aking buhay
Ikaw at ako’y tanging handog lamang
Di ko ninais na ako’y isilang
Ngunit salamat dahil my buhay
Ligaya ko na ako’y isilang
Pagkat tao ay mayroong dangal
Sino’ng may pag-ibig?
Sino’ng nagmahal?Kun’di ang tao Diyos ang pinagmulan

Kun’di ako umiibig
Kundi ko man bigyang halaga
Ang buhay na handog
Ang buhay kong hiram sa Diyos
Kundi ako nagmahal
Sino Ako?

Who Am I? (English translation)

My life is only borrowed from God
We’re only a living sacrifice
I did not wish to be born but it’s
A God given blessing to have a life
I am glad that I was born…
I am born with dignity
I have love and I know how to love
Because God first loved me

If I didn’t know how to love
If I didn’t know how to be grateful of
The life that God has given me
Then what is my worth?

Goosebumps

What are goosebumps? 

I have been having it for the third day usually only on the right side of my body particularly the right arm. 

When I was growing up they say if you have goosebumps, there are spirits around you. But I am sure there is a physical explanation I yet need to research on.

I hope your day is going well and do not forget to enjoy each breathing moment. 

Summer Morning

InstagramCapture_0c23c75a-bb6b-4122-91e7-970c9e3cffd8_jpgWaking up to a sunny day

Enjoying the comfort of the cool breeze on my skin

With the company of two little kids playing around

Hoping to feel happy and at peace even after today

And still to see beauty in every single way…

Have a blessed day to my fellow bloggers and readers

May we always find inspiration as we go by our day.

Afternoon Inspiration

Close your eyes

Be conscious of your breathing

Breathe in the gift of life

Exhale all negative things inside

In your thoughts, in your heart

Let the breeze embrace you

Let the energy envelope you

You are alive

You are blessed to be here

Be glad for this one time journey…

99 Years Of Life!

This morning, my little girl and I went for a trip to the library. It has been one of my favorite places for my children. The one that we go to have a lot of fun toys for kids. It is really an enjoyable place. Of course I am fond of borrowing books too.

Today is special for me. I met wonderful women named Rosalinda and Clementia. With them was their one year old grand-daughter named Stellie.  Rosalinda (Rosey) is 98 years old and will turn 99 this year (in October). I was truly at awe. I can not explain the feelings I had standing right next to a person who has seen the world for a long time, for almost a 100 years! I can say that I am truly honored to meet her. How many people can live that long? She is an old soul. Her eyes have seen a lot. She must have gone through a lot. She does not speak English, only Spanish. Good thing, her niece (the other grandma) was there to interpret. It was indeed a lovely scene watching the baby girl with her grandmother and great-grandmother! My little girl played with Stellie for a while. I asked permission if I can give her a hug. Rosy was so amiable. She was very happy when I gave her a hug. Before we parted ways, Clementia and I had  our last chat. She told me some advice that I am pondering right now. She said, “First, love God. Second, yourself. Third, your husband. Fourth, your children”. She said, love and take care of your husband because when the kids marry, it will just be you and him. So enjoy the moments with him. This life is not just my journey. It is our journey together. We will go through this life and die together. It is still one of my prayers for God to let me and my husband live at least until we are 90 years old. I really desire to see my children go through their lives, have their own children and become grandparents too. I also pray for my parents that God will bless them with more years to come.

God is the source of life. God is good. I guess we should just ask to be blessed. Like Rosy, I can say that she is so blessed! And she intends to live for another 10 years more! May God bless her. And to you, who is reading this! Have a beautiful day!

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