The Little Things from a Big God

We all have choices. That’s a fact.

And today, I choose to appreciate.

This morning, I woke up a bit late. I was supposed to be out of the house by 7:30 to arrive at work by hopefully 8:00 AM (i’m keeping my hopes up though its Monday). But things didn’t turned out the way I had imagined it. Instead, my dog woke me up at 6:30, got out of bed at 7:00, had breakfast until 7:20, reminded that i need to get some things out of the house (so these little urgent matters went on until 7:45), then took a bath and dressed up until 8:15. As i stepped out of the house I whispered a small prayer to God asking for a tricycle. And he answered. =)  THANK YOU PAPA GOD! I was out of our village way fast but I found myself at 8:30 AM and still hailing for a ride.  In times like these I run to God. Who would better help me solve these seemingly close to impossible moments but God. =)

 

I prayed for a UV express as i waited patiently but it was to no avail. I was contemplating on taking Uber. The fare difference is way significant. That’s P25.00 versus 170.00 and above. And since its 8:35 already I took Uber. The driver arrived after 5 mins. Now i’m trying to beat the 9:00 AM clock to work. My everyday ride usually takes 30mins (this is waaaaaaay too fast) to an hour. But I have faith God is on my side. As i entered the car I told the driver that i need to be at the office hopefully by 9. And off we go. He knows its way impossible because first its a Monday and second we’re passing by a major road that’s usually filled with vehicles rush hour or not. But i have a God who works wonders and that’s more than enough for me.

 

Oh and good Lord! the roads are almost clear of vehicles, it wasn’t congested. Each vehicle was moving normally. Needless to say, it was a smooth ride. I arrived at work by 8:58 AM and my total bill with Uber was only P140.00. The Uber driver was even saying that he’s surprised that the roads are clear of traffic and it only took us 20 minutes. It was a blessing over another blessing. And I know who made it possible. That guy up there who always looks after us.

I say, Life’s little blessings are God’s ways of answering even our little prayers. His answers maybe a Yes, No, or Not Yet but trust that he always finds a way to give us the best. That’s how much he loves us. And that’s more than enough reason for us to love Him more.

May you choose to appreciate the littlest blessings that would come your way today. And in everything we do, may we choose love over fear or pride. Have a blessed day!

“It is the art of living, the purpose of our existence. Happiness is the true index of quality of life. Without happiness, life is dry and meaningless. With happiness, life immediately becomes fulfilling and wonderful. Happiness is an infectious feeling that immediately lifts the sagging spirits of people. Happy people keep themselves happy because they know the little ways to appreciate themselves and to see the humour and magic in each moment.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m reminding my soul there is restoration, confirmation and strength coming my way … if I don’t give up.

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)

Help me finish well what you have called me to do in this life Oh Lord. I’m pressing on. I believe this is all in preparation for eternity.

John 15:7, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (NIV)

Acts 20:24, ”However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.“ (NIV)

I am pressing on.

Couple UP!

Hello bloggers and readers! I just couldn’t pass on without posting this one.

 

I attended ”The Feast- Pasig” yesterday. It’s a Catholic Prayer gathering held every Sunday in different venues around the world (as far as I know they have Feast builders in the US and in Europe). It starts with the Holy Mass followed by a Talk and then worship. It’s like spending 2-3 hours worshiping and listening to God’s word. I tell you, it’s “the happiest place to be”. 😀

Right before you enter the venue Ushers would hand out “Feast Bulletins”. As I went through the pages I couldn’t help but notice a section for “Couples”. (I’m married now so my eyes now easily looks for the Couples section. I used to stay at the Singles section of that bulletin before. Haha! )

This particular section for this weekend enumerated of “The Ten Laws of Marriage”.

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#3 struck me first. This is usually what’s missing among couples.

I firmly agree that couples need to spend “quality time” with each other. But you need not be with each other ALL-THE-TIME (like you cannot eat-sleep-breathe without the other). Remember you both have separate lives before you met. You need to stick with your individuality still, even when you’re already inside the relationship.

Having a “significant other” in your life is not your sole relationship. It’s simply an addition to your existing relationships. What existing relationships am I pertaining to? It’s your relationship with your friends, family, community and the list goes on. Those are relationships you’ve built through time. And the presence of your significant other in your life is another relationship built and to be nurtured with love through time. That’s the reason why we introduce our significant other to our family and friends. It makes our relationships grow! 🙂

Conversations are healthy. And I mean conversations that do not only compose of “sweet-nothings” and “mushy acts and ideas” but rather those with sense and content. And to strike a good conversation with your partner you need to allow yourselves some time without the other. A good “ME time” will do. Or you spend time with friends, siblings, have coffee, shop, drink, socialize. Allow your partner the same. Why? So while you’re out with each other’s friends/siblings, the time apart would give you reasons to miss the other more. And the moment you see each other again (at night when you get back home) both of you will be filled with stories to talk about. It’s like catching up on an old friend even when you were just apart for a couple of hours.

Try it! 🙂

 

I’ll blog about the other numbers tomorrow. I choose 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, & 10. 

How about you? What number/s particularly strike you the most?

Talk about it here! Share your thoughts. 😉

 

 

transition

Red rose

Surprises, and sweet what-nots

Fill me with so much gaiety

Mix it with creativity

To add variety

Unique things I see

Bring color to days gloomy.

Now,

Blanks, Empty spaces, Vacuous thoughts

Like a black void of space was brought

Isn’t it too early for this?

We’re just starting, aren’t we?

What happened?

Where will this lead?

I’m afraid, scared.

What’s next?Wilted rose

V-Month

V-Month

I highly recommend reading this story.

It’s Touching, Inspiring, Moving.

It makes you want to look back on past love,

Assess the present love,

And look forward to love

That could withstand the tests of time.

http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/21761-love-was-hard-love-was-easy

I believe that’s how LOVE should be.,

TOUCHING, INSPIRING, and MOVING…

So this V-month,

Be touched, inspired, and moved. Love Life.

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Sharing a part of a book I’m reading, I came across this gem when I went to a bookstore Warehouse Sale. Believing it’s just some book only a few would take a chance on buying because it was cheaply priced at P50 compared to other books on sale. I never thought that I’d find words to live by and thoughts of the author/s that made me say “I could not agree more”.

This particular excerpt struck me the most (though I haven’t finished the book yet) 😉 I hope you too could relate to it.

Real love- whether romantic love, close friendship, or a family relationship-happens long after (love) at first sight. It shows up as people get to know each other more deeply and often they work through tough things together. Real love in relationships isn’t a magic act- it’s a journey.

When people say, “It was love at first sight.” what they really mean is “I was attracted to that person the first time I saw them.” There is nothing wrong with being infatuated with someone at the start of a relationship. The real question, however, is, do you have a love that is growing stronger and deeper everyday?

I don’t believe in Love at first sight; I believe in Love at LAST sight. Each of our relationships has to have the potential to be better the next time we’re together than it was the previous time so that the last time we see each other we’re closer than ever before.

To know more you can visit their site http://www.lastsightchallenge.com/

ENJOY!

-haze-

Musings from someone who’s missing

Hello world hope you’re listening

There’s someone I’ve been missing

The better half of me.”

I miss sweet nothings, little surprises,

Romantic evenings till the sun rises.

I miss soft whispers, gentle and sweet,

With arms entwined then our eyes meet.

I miss long walks and adventures

Of destinations we’re not sure

Just the idea of being together

Makes us not mind, no never.

I miss endless conversations over coffee,

Filled with laughter and glee.

I miss serious talks over decisions made,

Agreeing to meet in between and not hate.

I miss building memories with you that’ll last,

Pushing behind a dark-filled past.

I miss us dreaming of things to come

Hoping it’ll come not minding where it’s from.

I miss…I miss a lot about you

I hope and pray that you’re missing me too.

“So hear this now, Come Home, Come Home

I’ve been waiting for you.”

 

*Italicized lines from the song Come Home by One Republic feat. Sara Bareilles.