Showing posts with label a walk through life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label a walk through life. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

an inspiring story of simplicity

On our way to work one morning, while we were riding our motorcycle, we noticed the van ahead of us bore a mini poster plastered at the back of the vehicle with some words that are not quite readable if you don't get near it. There's a picture within the poster, though, which I later recognized to be that of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. Out of curiosity, I asked my husband to drive closer near it and I forced my eyes so I can have the chance to read some parts of it. I knew I can google it later when work is over. Luckily, I had an idea that the words written in the poster were excerpts from the Story of a Soul. I googled those 4 words and realized it was all about the life of St. Therese. This beautiful and inspiring story about her life has got me reading the rest of the day. I thought I should have just listened to the audio book so that I won't tire my eyes out (I guess I have to accept and acknowledge the need of eyeglasses now at my age) but thought I would appreciate the words better when read rather than heard. Nonetheless, I thought I would eventually listen to the audio book as soon as I'm done with the written version. Anyhow, I have come to appreciate how St. Therese, in her writings, had made me realize that it is in our own uniqueness that we are made beautiful; and that no matter what circumstances we are in, we don't have to question God about it. We have our own purpose and that we need to just follow His will.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

my Valentine thoughts

I felt compelled to update this blog because it's Valentines Day! :-) Actually, there's not much happening today (maybe later tonight haha! kidding) as husband and I have been busy at work. Despite the lack of time to celebrate this special day exclusively for us, I am already happy (always happy) because we're together every single day. After all, we are working in the same office; so, we go to work and go home together. What more could I ask for? Some people say this routine of constant togetherness can put our relationship to the brink of boredom. However, I don't see it happening with us. Everyday we are getting closer because there's always communication. We understand and respect each other more as we get to know each other and ourselves more. Of course, there are still arguments along the way as neither of us is perfect but what is more important is that we often agree more than we disagree. I appreciate my husband for everything that he is and he is not. I thank the Lord that I have a partner who understands and accepts my imperfection. Life is more wonderful with him and my daughter. On the other hand, life wouldn't be also complete without family and friends. I am also happy that we have families and friends who love us. We love them just the same. I am definitely loving whatever I have right now. Now, if only we can balance our time for all of these - work, spiritual life, marriage, parenthood, family and friends - life would be a perfect blend! We will work on it! :-)

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

written over a cup of coffee (note to self)

Change. We all want to change for the better but, at times, it is such a struggle to be able to successfully do so; but once you finally found the courage to take the first step towards the process of "change", everything else will soon follow... hopefully, with God's will and guidance. However, it is always possible to find yourself falling into the trap of going back to the previous state you are in. You might feel tired about your failed attempts at changing because you would always find yourself back at square one rather than progressing towards the finish line. And you will then start to wonder and ask yourself, "Why did I mess it up, again?" Of course, it is easy to figure out why you failed because you will be able to assess the consequences of your failed attempts. On the brighter side, you can always start again - 'more intelligently', as Henry Ford puts it.

Today, with the help of God, I am changing. I am starting again more intelligently today. No more procrastination this time. And if I should go back to square one and try again with a different approach, I will not complain and happily do so. After all, this walk through life gets more and more exciting when I have trials and failures to overcome.

Really now? Hehehe :-)

Monday, January 31, 2011

when are we going back to the basics of life?

It's Monday. Happy day, everyone! I'd like to share a wonderful song I just discovered today. It's called "The Basics Of Life".  I feel like the message of the song is very timely because of what is already happening in our world today - so much chaos, so much war, so much crime, and so many other things that most of us do that no longer conform to what God originally wants for us to do. Well, let me know if you liked the message of the song.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

the pink blouse and memories from the past Christmases

I'd like to write about our memories from the past Christmases we've had here in A Walk Through Life. Let me just say that last year's Christmas was our first Christmas together with our then nine-month-old baby. So far, we have enjoyed the challenge in our journey and life as parents.

Yes, this was how it was three Christmases ago. Just got married here.



And this was how it was two Christmases ago. A picture of us taken during a company Christmas party -


where I wrote about my merry bloated Christmas. Why I called it a merry bloated Christmas? Let the photos speak for themselves. :-)



Now, I realized when I wrote about last year's Christmas in my other blog - I showed photos of me wearing the same pink blouse I wore when I was still pregnant.

I also wore the same blouse during my daughter's baptism when she was about four months old. Do you know what this means? It means I don't have a lot to wear! Kidding aside, I think it looked like I lost some weight in the photo below but that was because I've had health issues at this time. Remember that bleeding story involving the birth control pills? :-) After I got past that, it was already a struggle to get out of my postpartum body.



And then some months back, I must confess, I have worn that blouse again. Waaaaaa... So much for these changes in my life! Maybe it would help if I'd wear that pink preggy blouse no more? :-)

Anyway, I really wish this Christmas would be a merry Christmas - not a merry bloated one! I can't promise that one though because, in the coming weeks, my diet plans are somewhat threatened. We'll be having that dinner with ex-officemates. They say we should make this an annual thing.What about Christmas Day and New Year's Day where there's a lot of food prepared on the table, you ask? Hmmm, I just wish I'd lose my appetite this month of December. Good luck to my diet!

Talking About The New Normal

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