Thursday, December 27, 2012

Looking Back at Christmas

 It's the day after Christmas.  I look at our Christmas tree and I miss seeing all the gifts piled up waiting to be opened.  I honestly feel a little lazy today, but I still have to work.  Good thing I don't need to cook because of all the left overs from the Christmas dinner.  I think we might be eating ham for another day or two, lol!

We survived another Christmas away from home.  I always get so melodramatic during the holiday seasons because I really miss spending Christmas with my family.   I remember how I would help mama prepare for our Noche buena.  I would be the one in charge of peeling the potatoes and slicing them, shredding the chicken, grating the cheese and mixing the ingredients for the salad.  I miss Christmas dinners and gathering around to open our gifts.  I guess it's kind of weird hearing a 34 year old grown up ramble about memories of how it was spending Christmas at home.  I grew up in a close knit family, and I guess even if I am married with kids of my own, I would always have this feeling of wanting to come home for Christmas.

But since we moved to Cebu, we have been spending Christmas here and making traditions of our own.  We have our Christmas dinner on the 24th, and then attend the 10:00 pm Christmas eve mass.  When we get home, we gather around our Christmas tree for the kids to open their presents.  As much as I miss my family, Christmas will always be a wonderful season for us, most especially for our kids.  This is a season of remembering the blessings we have received the entire year and being able to share our blessings to others in our own little way.

So here's to all of you, whether you spent Christmas at home, away from home or at work... I hope that you had a good one this year and I hope that you get to spend it with those you love whether family or friends or work mates.  May that feeling of love, sharing and kindness we feel stay with us all through the year. ♥




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Friday, December 21, 2012

Will It End Today?

12-12-12.  According to the Mayan calendar this is when the world would end.  Then came another question, when exactly, Eastern Time, Pacific Time or local time?  Then I found a link with a countdown and while writing this post,  I still have 9 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds until the end of the world.  I guess people in other parts of the world have been prepping up for this day.  But personally, I have been thinking about so many things I barely had time to even worry about doomsday,

I guess, if it does end today, (hopefully not since I really am looking forward to Christmas morning) I would say that I have been blessed.  I had a happy childhood, I have a family that has always been with me through hell and high waters, I was blessed with two wonderful kids, I married my best friend, I have good friends to share happy moments with.  My life is not perfect, but it would always be a happy life for me.  A life that I would want to live over and over again.

Will it end today?  We can never tell.  But I would still look forward to tomorrow when the sun would rise again, which means it's another chance at life...  So don't waste your time worrying about what's gonna happen today, no one but God would really know.




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Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Blessing I Call Friends...

Life can be very unpredictable.  You will find moments when life is fun and exciting, but at one point it can change and things can be scary and stressful.  But with all these ups and downs we encounter,  we can always count on Friends to help us get through the complexities of life.

You will always find a friend to share memorable events in your life... going out on your first date, going through your first heart break, or getting in trouble for some foolish pranks you may have done.   Friends add that special magic in our lives.  They help us see the good even in a seemingly hopeless situation.  They are our strength when we are at the verge of breaking down.  They bring laughter just when you thought you would never find yourself smiling again.  Friends give you the courage to face difficult situations knowing that you are in it together.  I must admit, I could never imagine a life without them. 

For the past 34 years of my existence, I have met so many friends, from all walks of life.  I am grateful because I know that they have helped me become the person I want or even the person I don't want to be.  Some friends may drift away, but there are those that  would always be in your life, despite time and distance.  The friends I have, and the friends that I have yet to meet, are one of life's greatest blessings.  I always thank God for them...

To all my friends, thank you for the happiness you have brought into my life.  I hope that I had been the friend you wanted me to be.  Let us continue to spread the joy and be good friends. ♥




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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Back To December

It's the first day of December, which means Christmas is just around the corner and the New Year not so far behind.  Today got me thinking of last year when I had so many plans in mind for 2012, but sadly never got to chance to actually pursue some of  them because of unavoidable circumstances.

Now, I find myself thinking about what to do for next year, and realized that I am back to what I was doing last December.  I have to probably stop  "just thinking" about it and actually start "doing something" to get to where I want to be for next year. 

But for now, I just want to make the most out of the 30 remaining days of 2012.  I may not have accomplished the goal I set for myself last year, but I could say that I had a good year in general.   In the meantime, let me be the first to greet you a Merry Christmas!  Here's hoping that you get to celebrate this season with your loved ones... and try to focus on the giving part and less on the receiving end, lol!


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