It looks like I have a lot of catching up to do, not only to get updated with what some of my online friends have posted but I think it is also time to update my blog. I haven’t posted anything since the start of December but thank you just the same for those visits. I noticed that some even read my earlier posts years ago.
I recently read a comment posted by one of my readers. He was searching for the name of his father’s urologist and found my earlier blog post on the latter. He was glad and inspired that the same doctor did my kidney bypass five years ago. You know that feeling of confidence that you have because of some people’s affirmation that he is good and his patients have faith in him. Years ago, I was also surprised when this same urologist learned that my surgical oncologist in another hospital was his mentor when he was in college. You’d think they are coincidences but deep within you know that the connection maybe ways in which it makes you feel that you’re not alone. There are people who are traveling the same road with you and traversing life’s journeys the same way that you do.
Some people may find it uncomfortable reading about illness, believe me though, when you are the one in that predicament, you’d rather share your woes and fears even if no one empathize, even if some people don’t really understand how you feel. Reaching out, trying to accept everything the best way you know how. Maybe that’s the reason why my older posts about being a cancer survivor still make it the most read entries in my blog. I am still of the belief that if I could reach someone out there who needs a bit of inspiration, my efforts of maintaining this blog is not in vain.
These are actually busy days for me, trimming our carabao grass, changing curtains for the Christmas season, hanging Christmas decor here and there, planning on what recipes to prepare for our noche buena, wrapping gifts and catching up on my reading when I can. Having an unreliable (and moody) PC does not help though and boy, the slow internet connection is such that I rather read than visit my blogs. I finally found a lovely book on the life of my favorite saint, Padre Pio and discovered new authors too.
Here’s something for you to ponder on.
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens