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Remembering Mother on this Chirstmas

19 Apr

A mother who is looking and waiting for her loving mother.

What is Christmas season without your loving and caring mother? Do you know that every part of a single mother worth more than a million? Let me explain its value.

Your Head

As a single mother, you used the top of your head to carry a bundle of newly harvested rice grains for meal; a bundle of firewood for cooking or a basin of Anchovy fish for selling.  You also used your head to think wisely and find right solutions for the daily problems.

Your Eyes

As a single mother, you kept your eyes to your children for their safety. You used your eyes to discipline your children. Eyes that maybe big and wide; on-focus or understanding and kind-looking to your concern. Sleepless nights in times of sickness of your children just to ensure they were safe.

Your Nose

As a single mother, you used your nose if the newly laundry clothes were smelled pleasant and if the children were smelled stinky already and they need to take a bath.

Your Ears

As a single mother, you used your ears to listen to your children and grandchildren’s amazing stories. Through your ears, you heard the sound of the roosters in the early morning wherein you rise from bed instantly to fetch up water for daily consumption.

Your Mouth

As a single mother, you used your mouth to give pieces of advice to your children and grandchildren. You taught them the right things and told them to become nice and hardworking person with brighter dreams in life.

Your Shoulder

As a single mother, you used your shoulder to carry the “Buli” bag or “Pandan” bag with fruits and vegetables inside when going home after the whole-day work in the rice field.

Your Breast

As a single mother, you breastfed your young children regularly so that they will grow healthy someday and free from any kind of illnesses.

Your Heart

As a single mother, you provided unconditional love to your children and grandchildren. You have a big heart too to your parents, brother, sisters, nephews, nieces, husband and in-laws. You knew how to accept and how to forgive persons. You really loved them so much.

Your Arms

As a single mother, you used your arms to strongly uproot the rice seedlings, transplant them on rice fields and harvest the rice grains after a few months.  You used your strong arms to pound and manually mill the greener rice grains up and down then filter them using “Bilao” to make it into whiter rice grains.

Your Hands

As a single mother, you used your hands to prepare “Buli” or “Pandan” fibers, weave and design them properly into a local mat for sale. You used your hands to catch fishes along  the shallow river and pick up shells on the shoreline with your siblings and children. You used your hands to wash the clothes of your children and grandchildren then press these clothes after drying. You used your hand to put the wet face towel on his/her forehead when he/she has fever. You used your hands too in giving foods to the very young children and elderly people around you.

Your Waist

As a single mother, either be sunny day or rainy day, you bent your waist the whole day while planting rice seedlings on the rice fields for a little payment or non-monetized payment of your labor instead, work exchange.

Your Hips

As a single mother, you sit on your hips almost the whole night just to weave and finish intentionally the local mat so that you can sell it then later buy some foods for your children, grandchildren and sister.

Your Legs

As a single mother, you used your legs in walking distantly about two kilometers away from your home to your work place and do the same routine when going home from work place to your home. Your legs consumed all the energy reserved in walking after the whole-day work. You also walked in going to the church to attend Holy Mass with your sisters on Saturday evening regularly. You bent your knees whenever you pray.

Your Feet

As a single mother, you used your feet not only to separate the greener rice grains from its husk but also to clean up the house floor. You used your feet to stand up firmly against all tough moments that trying to bring you down but they fail. You courageously stood still and never give up.

Thus, for this special day wherein everybody celebrates the Christmas season and for this special occasion wherein every member of the family comes together, what is a Christmas season without your loving and caring mother? What is Chirstmas season without her presence?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Thanks God, I am still alive.”

15 Jul

Thanks God, I am still alive,
Coz I have the mission to survive,
And have the human rights for life.
They need my presence and tender, loving care,
Thus, they always ready to support my basic needs.

Thanks God, I am still alive,
To breathe the fresh air and hear the sound of the wind,
To see the raindrops falling on the green leaves,
To smell the favorite foods on the table,
And ready to eat fruits and drink milk any time.

Thanks God, I am still alive.
To hear the Holy Mass every Sunday,
To strengthen my faith on Him and receive His blessings,
To glorify and praise Him because of the wonderful things,
That He had given to me including my own life.

Cry Types

25 Sep

Do you cry? How often you cry? Do you know that we cry for several reasons? Here are some types of cry that I can share with you.

Cry of Grief

Sometimes, you cry because of grief when you lost someone. You lost a person that you love most. You really missed this person. Believing that you will never see this person anymore.

Cry of Pain

Sometimes, you cry because of pain. You feel the physical pain and cannot tolerate it due to severe illness. Believing that medication is just a temporary reliever for your pain. Heartbreak and sudden separation intensifies emotional pain too.

Cry of Anger

Sometimes, you cry because of anger. You are emotionally stressed.  Believing that the current situation is unjust and brings discomfort on you.

Cry of Pity

Sometimes, you cry because of pity.  You feel sorry to less fortunate citizens.  You feel sorry to your own family. You feel sorry to yourself too.  In spite of everything you did for the best, but still, nothing happens.

Cry of Joy

Sometimes, you cry because of joy.  You feel very happy for something that you received or achieved unexpectedly. It might be material or non-material things.

Cry of Faith

Sometimes, you cry because of faith. Your undeniable faith to God brings tears into your eyes. Believing that you owe everything from Him. God allows you understand it that you cry in various ways for various reasons.

His Presence, Message and Legacy

18 Jan

Wearing a yellow raincoat, Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. A rain-drenched but lively crowd wearing yellow and white raincoats welcomed Pope Francis in the typhoon-ravage central Philippine city of Tacloban early Saturday, chanting "Papa Francesco, Viva il Papa!" (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The 2015 remarkable visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines brings up the real essence of Christian life in the country. The Filipino people really love him and Pope Francis also loves them too.

His Presence

When Pope came out from the airplane, he smiled to the Filipino people in the airport. His charming smiles may suggest that “Here I am.”  His presence alone was so significant to the Filipino people. Every Filipino was so happy and excited to see Pope Francis in person. Everybody felt the love at the airports, on the streets, inside the churches, at the mall and university, on the park and even at homes. His presence gave blessings for the persons with physical impairments. His presence provided hope for person with ailments. Pope Francis blessed the babies, children, youths, adults and elders. His presence shows genuine concern to victims of typhoons, earthquakes and to the poor families in the Philippines.

His Message

Pope Francis delivered an awesome message in every place of his visit in the Philippines. His inspirational message deeply-derived from his heart is truly sensible and gets political, psychological, social, intellectual and spiritual impacts to every citizen of the Philippines. The Filipino people attentively listened to his relevant speeches in spite of long-hours of standing in the middle of the rain. The religious faith of the Filipinos retained and sustained regardless of natural calamities and life challenges they had been experienced in the past up to the present times. His message focused on helping the poor ones which applies the true Christian life.

His Legacy

Pope Francis builds his Christian legacy for the Filipino people. His advocacy to help especially the poor ones is absolutely amazing. He touches one’s life through his mission. He listens to anybody attentively.  He speaks well with a sense of humor. He comes to you directly, hold your hands and bless you gracefully. With all your love, care and concern to us, the Filipino people would like to say “Thank you very much. God bless you, Pope Francis.”

 

What is your birthday wish?

17 Aug

Our birthday is one of the most celebrated events in our life.  We give thanks to the Almighty God who had given us life.  We do acknowledge our loving family who had raised up and guided us to become good citizens of the world.  We appreciate the presence of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives for their wonderful supports in times of urgent needs.  Some people enumerate their birthday wishes as follows:

Good Health

Most people wish that they get maintain good health on their birthday and to the rest of their lives.  How can you determine the taste of delicious birthday foods  if you cannot eat them anymore because you are severely sicked?  How can you feel the joy of having a birthday party if you cannot sing or dance with your guests anymore?  People should stay fit all the time so that they can do wholesome activities which they want to do.

Better Income or Profits

Most people wish that they get better job or business venture to increase their income or profits.  How can you treat yourself and your family on your birthday if your individual income  goes from paycheck to paycheck only?  How can you expand your business if you have limited resources to run your business? For economic reasons, people should look for a better job  or business opportunity wherein it may bring them into a higher income or generate more profits in order to meet their daily needs.  They want to save their money for long-term use.

Best Family

Most people wish their own family to be the best.  How can your family live peacefully and happily together if some members of your family are fighting to one another for some reasons?  How can your family be united if some family members are separated from each other by distance, wealth, life principles, faith, values, attitude, work, crimes and death?  Anybody in the family wants their extended family to be the best family in the world with flourishing joy, contentment, respect, hope, love and care.

Therefore, whether you have a birthday party or not, just pray that these birthday wishes will push true with God’s guidance, friends and family’s supports and  your positive attitude about life.