A new continent visited with dear friends. The trip was a fitting culmination to a fantastic year of travels, recognition and accolade. Thank you, Lord, for all the blessings.
It’s true what they say. Everything is revealed at the right time and for me, it was a revelation, indeed.
And while it temporarily knocked the wind out of me and after two days of just allowing myself to feel frustrated about it, I’m finally at a place where I have accepted the truth.
It is what it is and I respect and accept it.
I’m also thankful to God for showing me the truth. I am grateful that He allowed me to know it early on, that I didn’t have to invest emotionally in this thing. I’m thankful that He told me when I was ready to receive it.
I’m also grateful for the experience. I am glad that I experienced it, that I had a perfect day, that I felt what it’s like to be taken cared of, to be appreciated, to be fussed about. I’m glad that I met these new and wonderful people, who appear to genuinely like me.
Most of all, I’m grateful that He prepared me for it. Not only did He prepare me for this revelation, I believe that He is also preparing me for better things in my life. He’s preparing me for the thing that I’ve been praying for the last four years.
Basta, I’m thankful.
The Universe surprises you and it hits you hard. The situation in your head is not what it seems all along. Or somewhere along the way, when you thought everything was running smoothly, God tells you that this is not the way to go. Pinatikim ka lang, pinasaya ka lang saglit, pero things are not what they seemed to be.
Akala mo ikaw na. Akala mo ito na. Hindi pala. Iba pala.
But you take comfort in the fact that God’s timing is always perfect. Even when you discover that painful thing, you understand that God’s timing is still perfect. Binigay Nya yung knowledge na yun dahil alam Nya na ready ka na. Alam Nya na kaya mo na tanggapin. And it’s true.
Despite the pain you’re feeling, you know in your heart that God’s love never fails. This is just a minor setback. This is just another bump in your road to forever.
Salamat. Thank you for the memories. It was fun while it lasted.
A day becomes perfect not because the things you wanted happened.
A day becomes perfect not because you do the things you have always done.
A day becomes perfect because despite the mishaps, everything went right.
A day becomes perfect because it surprises you with moments that you never expected nor anticipated.
A day becomes perfect because you do the things you never thought you would do.
The quiet moments you spend together.
Sharing the experience together.
The light touches.
The small gestures.
At the end of the day, perfection happens because of the little things, the little moments, the little joys. These are the ones that make you say, “My heart is full. It is nice. It is perfect.”
Sometimes the world teaches you to let go of controlling things and to allow others to take charge. It’s hard because I could feel myself resisting. I felt useless because I had nothing to do but it seemed that people just want to take care of everything.
I’m truly grateful. It’s just a weird feeling but I am grateful.
* Live more. Minsan nakakatakot pero there’s nothing more satisfying than realizing that you were worried over NOTHING. Tsaka pangit yun may regrets ka sa buhay so go lang ng go. Deadma sa sasabihin ng iba. Buhay mo naman yan so wapakels sila.
* Love more: love your life, your work, friends, loved ones. You may get hurt or disappointed at some point but at least, you loved. Better na yun kesa you live an empty and wasted life. Hindi nakaka-cancer ang magmahal pero magkaka-cancer ka sa lungkot at stress.
* Laugh more. Masarap tumawa so surround yourself with happy, positive and supportive people. The quality of your life depends on the kind of people you surround yourself with. Nega people = nega life. Happy people = bonggels life.
* Lastly, believe more. Believe that life is amazing. Believe that you deserve to live a happy life. And believe that God has better things in store for you.
Happy new year! The time to live your best life starts today!