Monday, August 30, 2010


There is only now
Only now that we can be
Be and see beauty
Beauty in simplicity

Simplicity in living and loving
Loving ourselves, our neighbors, our world
Our world that has forgotten
Forgotten how to love and to live

To live with optimism and gratitude
Gratitude for the miracle
The miracle of each day made by God
God, who looks after me and you

You, who know better than anyone
Anyone, anywhere, doing anything
Anything worth this or that
that there is only now

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Free falling

I have been to a steep valley these past couple of weeks.

Although I haven't full recovered, I am content to say that I am optimistically facing my fears and persistently doing the climb back to where I was - and possibly climb up higher to where I can be better.

The slightly funny thing about the whole ordeal is how I have realized that the drama which happens on television is nothing like the real drama in real life. (Of course, I didn't find it funny at all at the time I was going through the ordeal because I was concocting all these worst-case scenarios in my head as I tried to deal with the problem I was facing.) I even actually thought during those trying days that it couldn't be happening because those kind of things only happen on TV or in the movies. Well, turns out, and I believe, that real life has more drama than anything on television, no matter how sensationalized and romanticized they are. Even Shakespeare once said, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." I guess that makes life the biggest 'production' of all, whatever genre it may be.

Anyway, I am not here to dwell on the drama of my past weeks nor on the mishaps of life in general. After all, it's no use to cry over spilled milk, right?

What I want to share is this:

We fall apart to figure out how we can put ourselves back together again and discover something we haven't seen before because we thought we already have everything we needed. And when we feel like we've broken ourselves beyond repair, all we need to know is there's nothing the One Who Made Us can't do - especially when it comes to fixing something that He created out of Love...

A friend of mine reminded me one day when I felt the world was slipping off my fingers: "Don't worry about it too much; think happy thoughts." I couldn't agree with her more - no matter how hard it may be most of the time.

Monday, August 9, 2010

If only...

Then again, if that was the case, we might as well all be in heaven as if the fall of man never came to pass - which is, of course, far-fetched wishful thinking.

As the new month comes tumbling in with constant rains and floods, and trials and tribulations, let us carry the cross we are made to bear with uprightness so that the Lord may delight in us.


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