Tag Archives: life

“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.

Good Friday: A Day of Sorrow

14 Apr

When was the last time that you had visited your mother or your child? When was the last time that you had spent time to talk with your mother or your child? When was the last time that you had served foods and spoon fed your mother or your child? When was the last time that you lifted up your mother or your child? When was the last time that you had changed the diaper and dressed up your mother or your child? Maybe your answer varies from one another. Your answer might be a few minutes ago, a few hours ago, a few days ago, a few months ago, a few years ago, a number of years ago or it never happened.

Good Friday is a day of sorrow. This was the day when the Blessed Mother, Virgin Mary, cried over the death of her beloved Son, Jesus Christ. This was the same day when the Lord Jesus Christ tearfully seen His loving mother crying continuously until no more tears came out from His mother’s eyes.  The truth behind this was the moment of dying brings out pains physically, mentally and emotionally particularly between the mother and child. Sometimes, the bonding break up may lead and result into a severe depression if not properly managed by concerned individuals.

Happy Teacher’s Day

4 Oct

Teacher I

To my elementary teachers, You taught me the basics of education.  I learned how to read with comprehension, listen carefully, write legibly, speak clearly and count correctly.

To my high school teachers, You explained me the academics. I learned the basic subjects and electives. I learned the how’s and why’s of certain phenomena.

To my college professors, You taught me how to apply certain things. I learned how to grow professionally.  I learned how to teach the youth.

To my graduate professors, You taught me to understand beyond unexpected things.  I learned how to become a professional and well-experienced teacher with distinctions throughout the decades.

Teacher III

To my parents, Guillermo and Teofila.  You were my very first teachers.  You taught me the true meaning of life. You guided me towards righteousness.  I learned good things from you. I treasured most the core values in life that you shared with me. In spite of everything, I learned how to succeed by myself without putting anybody down.

To my Aunt, Indo Simay, You were a great teacher too. You taught me how to understand life, to help others and love one another. I learned how to show concern with the elders, sick people and less fortunate citizens.

Master Teacher 

To God, You are my Master Teacher.  You are the greatest teacher I have ever known. I do worship and praise You most.  I give all the glory on You. I do appreciate all the things the You created and provided for me. I would like to thank You for giving me dedicated and committed classroom teachers as well as very loving. caring parents, relatives and friends.

Happy Teacher’s Day!

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 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.

The Battle for a Reason by Renato Mas Meron

28 Apr

The Battle to Win

Some people have the battle to win against their opponents or competitors.  Athletes in boxing, basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer and other sports want to win in a battle.  Sport’s fans also want their idols to win.  Contestants in singing, dancing or talent competition show their best performance to win the battle.

The Battle to Change

Some people have the battle to change.  They want to change the society where they belong.  Some people want changes in the government system that offers public services.  Some people change as they grow and develop.  These changes in various ways can be obviously observed by anyone. They might change physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, economically and spiritually.

The Battle to Heal

Some people have the battle to heal.  People with sickness or illness want to be completely healed.  They ask for medical help from the professional doctors.  They ask for spiritual help from the Almighty One.  People who got in despair or broken-hearted need emotional recovery or fast healing.

The Battle to Live

Some people have the battle to live.  Victims of crime like in drug-trafficking, human-trafficking, homecide and other crimes who were sentenced by the highest court with death penalty or capital punishment need the battle to live.  These people need your prayers to save them from execution. Pro-life supporters pursue and promote their advocacy for rights to live of every citizen of the world  and have a quality, peaceful and happy life.

Warm Up the Snow

23 Jun
Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach

Some things change gradually over time.  Your physical body changes as you grow and develop.  Your mental condition changes too as your physical body changes.  Your social-emotional condition changes as your mental state changes.  Do such changes influence you? Would it significantly contribute to your attitude in life? Does it attribute most in building a positive relationship to others? Let us consider the following discussions below.

Relationship to your family and friends

What are the things that maintain your good relationship to your family and friends? How would you bridge the existing gap or conflicts among your family members or friends? Do you have the ways and means to do it effectively? Do you have open communication with each other? Are you always busy in life or making so many excuses instead of facing up the reality? Would it be necessary of having a third party to intervene in solving family problems or getting back the genuine friendship? Well, whatever your valid and logical reasons, I think there is a need to talk about it and be encouraged to get involved on family matters and keeping the good relationship.

Relationship to your co-workers and organization

People all over the world get employed in a company, agency or organization which they need their good services. They get into the private sectors, government-managed agencies or charitable institutions.  If  you are one of them, are they treated you equally? Are you receiving the same equal opportunities like anyone else in that organization? Are they executing fair labor practices regardless of who you are? Do they respect you as a human being? Do they recognize your strengths instead of your weaknesses?  If you are in the business sector, you may understand that profits are better than wages in order  to attain a better quality of life especially if you do it appropriately and effectively.  However, possession of wealth is definitely temporary on  earth.  Even your current job position, you cannot hold it permanently. That is why always be humble to yourself. Everything may come and go. Remember, we are living temporarily on earth.

Relationship to the Almighty One

People around the world have different religions, churches or denominations.  Their faith, beliefs and philosophies in life depend on what they believe in or what their church teaches to them.  Do you really follow of what you preach? Do you really apply the good teachings that you had learned from your church? If your answer is Yes, go ahead and multiply. But if not, does it make any sense at all? Perhaps all the religions or churches I think would agree on what has been stated in the Golden Rule that goes “Do not do unto others what you do not want others do unto you.”

Warm up the Snow

It is not too late. Like the weather that keeps on changing every now and then.  Sometimes, there are things that seem cold like a snow that needs to warm up.  Our positive relationship to our family, friends, co-workers, organization and Almighty One does mostly matters.

A Year to be Happy

1 Jan

“Wake up”

Happy New Year!

What makes your new year happy? Is it the foods of various kinds on your dining table? Is it the fireworks that explode outside? Is it the loud music that plays everywhere? Is it your friends around you that keep you laugh all the time? Is it the gifts that you received from your relatives? Is it your special someone that inspires you everyday? Is it your job or work that motivates you? Is it the enough money on hand that can satisfies your daily needs?  Is it your healthy life that does not bother you? Is it the love and care that you received from your family? Is it the blessings, faith and love of God? Well, whatever the things that makes you happy, you have to thank God for another wonderful year to you.

Time passes by so fast and sometimes it is becoming shorter and shorter for us.  We want to give our best to our family. We want to give our best to our job or work.  We want to give our best to our community.  We want to give our best in serving and worshiping God.  How can we determine the quality of life that we have? Others say that it is not the length of time that we live on earth but rather the quality of life that we have while we are still living on earth.  Quality life can not be measured only on how long do we live on earth but it is really be measured on how do we live on earth.

Perhaps this new year, it is time for us to reflect on ourselves. It is time to patch up things that seem lacking not only for ourselves but also to others.  It is time to settle up conflicts as early as possible. It is time to move on and focus on your plan.  Show concern to others as the Golden Rule states “Do not do unto others what you do not want others do unto you”.