Hello, everyone! January’s almost over, and I am yet to write this post! Ha!
2015 had been a whirlwind of events to me, good or bad, rainy days or dry. Too much happened that I lost track of, but the year has made me a little bit of a better version of myself.
Upon looking back, I realized that my day job has taken over my life since I started it. Long travel hours in the evening, only to arrive at home feeling groggy and tired, getting my mom constantly annoyed because I can’t get myself to eat dinner after work, and the fear of criminals when payday comes.
But the Lord keeps taking care of me wherever I go (yes, I can feel that!), and for that I am always thankful.
With the promise of a beautiful future, I made a TO-DO LIST for the whole year. Included are the things I love to do, and some things to try. Having enumerated these things, I am hoping that I can make the most of this year. Continue reading “Hello, 2016! What I’ve been up to, and what I plan to accomplish for the year”
Looking back, I was an irritable, angry wench, and I was very unsure of what is going to happen to me. If I could go back earlier this year, I am going to slap myself and encourage me to strive more.
The months that went made me realize that I should be grateful no matter what happened. God will always be there for me, and He will never leave me.
And hey, have I told you that saying thank you even in the simplest act of kindness can make you feel good?
Anyway, sharing you a quote related to the things that has happened to me from last month up to today.
Even if I am almost a month in ny first (ever) day job, it is still surreal that I am now in front of a desk, typing and writing and email-ing stuff related to the job. But of course, the big responsibility of having to always report on time, obey immediate superior’s orders, everything related to work, will always be there to remind you the real world.
I can still remember the time when I first fell in love, first had a very big victory in a contest. All my hormones are just raging (esp. adrenaline) and I can’t sleep! This is why I chose to use this quote to remind me of all the things that happen to me when I work and pray hard for them.
I love September! Basically, this is my birth month, and as everyone’s birthdays come near, we have a set of wishes that we want to be realized, may it be a new gadget or toy, ticket to a movie or some place, or anything that we really want to have for that day.
Should this be posted last week (as planned, but no), this would have contained a list of thingy-majigies (e.g. gadgets and material things, etc.) that will make me happy for some time (but will get tired of it after some time).
Maybe the laziness to post this on time is a blessing-in-disguise. Last Saturday, I attended a seminar in our parish in accordance to Year of the Poor. This seminar taught me of things that should really matter: to be a blessing to the people who are needy, and realize the things that we should do to live a meaningful life.
Here’s my new wishes for this month:
1. I wish to give more to the people around me.
To be totally honest, I have been an introvert since forever, and circumstances make me more than eager to not interact with them (well, except friends). The seminar made me realize that these people need the most attention and we should not just turn a blind eye on that problem. How are we going to help them if we wouldn’t want to even interact with them?
2. I wish to be a more thankful and humble version of myself everyday.
When I was in college, my mindset is that everyone has their own work to do, and they need to make it right all the time. So imagine me when the train has to suddenly stop because of what I call “operator stupidity” and when school guards halt students no wearing their IDs.
Another lesson the seminar taught me is that people don’t only do their work because “they have to”, but because there is a deeper reason behind it. A jeepney driver has to sacrifice sleep and a dinner with his family to earn more money to feed them, a nurse extends her shift because the nurse after her has called in sick. There is an act of kindness behind every people’s homest toil. So let us thank them for doing their work.
Contrary from the common idea that August is the ghost month, this month has given me blessings and lessons that I will truly treasure.
This week ended the week my mom is not home. I realized that I need to be more responsible here in home, especially when she’s not around. That also became a lesson I learned about having your own responsibilities.
Last week, a devastating news arrived. My favorite uncle from my mother’s side died after an operation. And today, he will be taken to his rest.
I remembered like it was yesterday. He taught me how to harvest rice plants, he took us to small trips to the barrio market with the kuliglig vehicle, and all the fun stuff during my childhood. He was the one who cared to listen to my opinions and answered my questions as a child.
Rest in peace, uncle. Will see you again someday.