Isn’t it crazy that when you look back from a year ago, you realize how different things are now? There are some who left, entered, and stayed in your life. A year ago in this very same day I was in the states with my family and friends, celebrating my 19th birthday. (I clearly remember going to the towns local movie house and watched the last installment of the twilight saga, breaking dawn) Then my friends and I went back home and had a little dinner (Filipino FOOD of course) then some stayed for sleep over. Today I celebrated my birthday by going to church and having a little dinner as well. One thing I can say though is that I’m thankful, thankful to have amazing friends (both from the states and the Philippines) My friends from the states remembered by birthday and greeted me with love (despite the distance between us) and my friends here in the Philippines surprise me with birthday red velvet birthday cupcakes (which is my fave!) Besides from having awesome friends, I also have the best family who is always there with me with every decision I make. SO yes, a year has passed and everything has changed but one thing that remained the same is the love and care my friends and family has for me. So thank you for being a part of my life, a part of who I am, thank you.
There’s nothing wrong about wishing.
When we were kids we wished for candies or toys.
On our teenage years we wished for cell phones or laptops.
As we grow older that wish becomes more practical rather than wishing for something we can get anytime.
We wish to get high scores on SAT exams and get in to the college of our choice.
At times, these wishes will bring us disappointments.
There nothing wrong with wishing although its not guaranteed to come true, we still wish and hope that one day that one ultimate wish we have will come true. In fact I believe all wishes do come true if we just keep our head high and have goals to pursue that wish
Attends Easter Vigil and did the “salubong” as well where large statuses of Mary and Jesus were brought together. Imagining the first reunion of Mary and Jesus after his resurrection.
Attended the mass as well which took a bit longer than the usual 1 hour mass. The two to three hour spent at church just listening to the readers and songs, ill be honest, was a bit boring. However, knowing that the two to threw hour spent in church was not hard enough compare to the sacrifice Jesus did for all of us.
That made me realize that we should not complain about going to church on Sundays due to lock of time and busy lives, because that one hour of dedication to Him or even if its three-five hour of church isn’t enough compare to His sufferings.
(This picture warms my heart. Watching the statuses meet from one side and another, in front of the church made me feel the love Mary had for Jesus and vice versa)
"I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether wonderful to me”
I’m very thankful to you for giving me a great life. For surrounding me with good people. Most of all I THANK YOU for giving up your life for all of us.
Dedicating this Holy Thursday for you doing a ‘Pabasa’ (ritual, a religious chanting) going to churches for ‘Visita Eglesia’ and doing the stations of the cross will never be enough for what You have done for us all and for that I am grateful.
Thank you God
Today I woke up with the sun shinning down through the window.
No problems whatsoever
Happy to be alive!
Thank you for the life and love. Thank you