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♫♪♫♪In the morning of my life I shall look to the sunrise.
At a moment in my life when the world is new.
And the blessing I shall ask is that God will grant me,
To be brave and strong and true,
And to fill the world with love my whole life through♪♪♫♪

I’ve had this LSS while I was watering the plants early this morning. I can’t get it out of my head.

It’s our dream to fill the world with love even in our small way, isn’t it?  I don’t actually dream of being famous. having your niche in this world is good enough. Showing kindness and compassion to others, helping those more needy than you are. Extending your hands to empathize and sympathize, smiling at those you meet on the streets. You see, the possibilities are endless. We just have to embrace love in our hearts.

And the song continues.

♫♫♪♪In the noontime of my life I shall look to the sunshine,
At a moment in my life when the sky is blue.
And the blessing I shall ask shall remain unchanging.
To be brave and strong and true,
And to fill the world with love my whole life through.

 In the evening of my life I shall look to the sunset,
At a moment in my life when the night is due.
And the question I shall ask only I can answer.
Was I brave and strong and true?
Did I fill the world with love my whole life through?♪♫♫♪

And we wonder, are we filling the world with love?  Back in the  70’s, the church choir  in the university where I studied used to sing this song every Saturday evening mass. It’s from the movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Just watched it on dailymotion.com.

 

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Maybe it’s just too much of being alone that makes me a little introspective, an awkward silence broken by the steady hum of the fan and a gentle gust of wind playing with the shell chimes outside my window – a sense of deja vu. It feels like those times when you cling to the memory of a dream before it fades and dies.

A timid smile might mean a start of renewed friendship or a beginning of a lifetime commitment, but somehow, we’ve got to learn that a YES is not a promise and a promise is not a vow.

Somehow, we’ve got to know that a simple NO does not mean rejection but a mere anticipation of better things to come.

Somehow, we’ve got to realize and accept that permanence might just be an illusion. In this life, there is always a challenge to overcome. Avowals of love today maybe words of hatred tomorrow.

That there is a difference between a friend who listens from someone who talks too much. Sometimes, it’s mere togetherness that counts.

That it is better to admit you were wrong than say it wasn’t your fault.

That trials and sufferings can strengthen the soul and success is inspired by ambition to reach one’s goal.

That it does not mean that God does not answer our prayers but it’s because He has better plans.

We call unbelievable things miracles but it’s God saying, “my daughter, I am here”.

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