Archive for February 12th, 2012

Gosh, it’s a cold morning! Shivers….It’s been raining since last night and I feel like going out and taking shots of the droplets of rain still clinging to the leaves of our plants in the garden. They’re shining like silver on the grass. And the good thing is, it saved me a few precious minutes not to water the plants.

Thank you Lord for another wonderful day!


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Finally, after so many days of just reading a chapter or two (I do get sleepy, that’s why), I’ve finished reading Just Rewards by Barbara Taylor Bradford, one of my favorite authors when it comes to fiction. And it’s not because the book is boring, and it’s not like those days when I could finish a  500 page book in two days, nowadays, I easily get tired and watching the Impeachment trial every afternoon takes so much of my time.  Who could forget Barbara Taylor Bradford, the author who gave us A Woman of Substance, the very first book that  I read of her and  which happens to be  her first  book too. Just Rewards is a  saga of the fourth generation Hartes.   I won’t attempt to summarize the book here, suffice to say, I enjoyed it as much as the other books that  were earlier published.

I found another book by Preston & Child entitled Cemetery Dance.I’ve just started on the first chapter. I always love thrillers and judging from my first encounter with these two authors, I am sure I would also enjoy this one. Hopefully, I could finish it in a few days since I have lots of stash lined up. It’s just that,  reading is not much of a priority nowadays.

Time flies much too soon. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and where would you find a place where this is celebrated with much panache except here in Metro Manila? Flower shops always make a killing every Valentine’s day. What’s so special about showing your care and love on this particular day? And before you say I am cynical, don’t get me wrong. Love is supposed to be celebrated everyday of your life. You don’t need to wait for days like this to show that you care.   Know what, I prefer  surprises, those unexpected gestures that melt your heart and you would remember long after the flowers have lost their scents and are relegated to the dust bin. Showing love to others need not be measured by  material gifts that you can afford to give . Smile at strangers you meet on the road, hug  or call a friend, cook something special for the family and just say, they are important in your life.  Pray for someone who is in pain, physically and emotionally, reach out to those who need a listening ear, don’t judge, just listen because every one of us has her own stories to tell.

Love wins, love always wins.

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