Note to Self: Reminders on Coping with Loss

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It was a Tuesday.

As usual, past 6:00 pm, I had to call him to fetch me at work.

No answer.

Mama told me he’s playing basketball and that I have to go home on my own. I said yes.

After about thirty minutes or more, my phone rang. It was mama.

“Go to the hospital, papa was rushed.”

My heart stopped for a moment, my knees trembled.

I knew it was the day.  Continue reading “Note to Self: Reminders on Coping with Loss”

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Five Things to Hold on to about Letting Go

You cannot hold on forever nor let go all the time – may it be an ideal, a dream, a memory, a special someone, a special something, even love and indifference.

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“There’s a right time to hold on and another to let go…”

You cannot hold on forever nor let go all the time – may it be an ideal, a dream, a memory, a special someone, a special something, even love and indifference.

And as we let go Continue reading “Five Things to Hold on to about Letting Go”

Rise Philippines!

Rise Philippines
(Used with permission from Edmund Rubin. Follow him on Twitter as @edmundrubin)

We cannot change the world overnight by an act of rebellion or through an eloquent bashing. But we can make the world a better place one person at a time by an act of grace and through encouraging words.

Stop cursing the darkness. Be a light and encourage one another.

God is with the brokenhearted, He rescues their crushed spirits and He binds their wounds. (Psalm 34:18)

In His time, He will turn our mourning into dancing.

THE FILIPINO SPIRIT IS WATERPROOF!

wisdom from a dog: forgiveness

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ShiroHaving a dog at home has its ups and downs.  One of the downs is potty training.  I took an advice from a friend on how to train a dog where to pee or poop. It worked for him. I find it a bit rough but I tried it anyway.

One early morning, while I was trying to beat the clock , when I was about to step out, our dog dumped inside the house. It was a glaring ugly scene blocking my way out and I cannot just leave the house like that. I was in a hurry and  I got so upset by the distraction. Then, I remembered my friend’s advise – first, shove the dog near the poop so she can smell it then drag her outside the house where she should poo next time.  I wasn’t able to do step 2 because she cried when I…

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