Last Post of 2013

It’s been a hectic few weeks. I was on many emotional roller coaster ride, but not for my mental instability. That’s something my psychologist wouldn’t miss to remark on my progress note if I were still having a therapy. It has been a few weeks of many trials, small and big, all in the midst…

Let Nothing Disturb You

A book that I have been waiting for is finally here. A morning spent with great teachings of St. Teresa of Avila and a hot mug full of hot chocolate on this cold winter morning is a lot to be thankful for. I am short on time for my writing today, so I replace my…

Staying Centered

“God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.” – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta * * * I am on job search site again at 5 in the morning, trying to find another job. Honestly, it’s been so hard to get up at 4 in the morning to go to…

How Wonderful

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank On writing about equality and fairness of the quality of the human life in her essay “Give!”, Anne Frank had this inspiring message to give to the world. She found hope in that everyone, great and small,…

At the Conclusion of the Year of Faith

Winter has never been my best month, but this winter, the season is well with my soul. I didn’t mean to fall asleep at the Eucharistic Adoration. I almost think it was Jesus who knew that I was tired gave me sleep. I dozed for a mild sleep-like rest, my body reduced to a small…

One Redemptive Afternoon

It was an unusually warm day for the late fall season. Eunice, my niece, was playing while my dad was trying to fix my sister’s TV. He was taking parts apart, and Eunice was clearly an obstacle for his grand project. The living room was dark, in contrast to the bright warm late Autumn day….

Do You Know?

  I met a woman who now bears the pain of losing her own child. She married a man she loved a year ago. I bet these newly weds had no idea that they will be standing in their daughter’s funeral a year later. It’s the same season, and the same cold November wind, but…

The Playground

I do a quick math as I run down my memory lane. This is my third winter here that I am staying for the whole season. I’ve often cried right here in this very spot shivering in the winter coolness. Every morning, I woke up with heaviness in my heart, cloudiness in my brain, and…

You Can Dream

* * * What’s old is haunting us like an old ghost in a haunted house. Try clinging to what’s past and pretty soon you will find yourself haunting the old house like an old spooky ghost.  Today begins like a new day I’ve never lived before. Red autumn leaves right outside my window are…

Love Awakened among Us

When love is awakened, watch out. It will make you weep. It will sweep you up and take you to a place unknown. But, be not afraid. It is a promised land you are entitled to enter.   To those who loved much, much love will be given. If you have loved a thousand times…