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Archive for April 18th, 2020


Aside from the brutal and deadly effects of this pandemic, it also brought along something good for the people, the family in particular. Trite as it may sound, it forced us to just stay at home, be with the family members who we used  to see only a few hours before they go back to their jobs.  It brought us together.

  • Last night, I had a nice time having a video chat with Nate. Just hearing his excited voice shouting “I’m good Nonna” was enough for me. We haven’t seen each other for more than two months now. Every time I talk to Nissa,  either he is asleep, watching television or busy playing with his toys.
  • I am going back to reading but not as focused  as before, one book a week would be enough. I choose which book to read first, something fast-paced or inspirational.
  • I water my plants every day and when I see new growth, I am overjoyed. Yesterday, I planted more seeds of eggplants, beans and squash. I hope I could see them grow in a few days.
  • Josef and I picked calamansi too and gave some to our neighbor Jom. It costs a little expensive now in the market. Since Vitamin C tablets/capsules are out of stock, people have to make use of citrus fruits for their needs.
  • Our neighbor Jom gave us a sack of rice containing 25 kilos. This would tide us over for another  two months. A good soul donated more sacks for distribution to those in need.
  • The bayanihan spirit is working in our country despite those politicians who have  no concrete idea how to run it.  The Bayanihan (pronounced as buy-uh-nee-hun) is a Filipino custom derived from a Filipino word “bayan”, which means nation, town or community. The term bayanihan itself literally means “being in a bayan”, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve a particular goal. Those in the private sector are working hard to help with gargantuan donations. They are also setting up facilities for COVID-19 patients.  Even individuals who are well-off are sharing what they have. Here in our town, there are donors to the mayor’s office everyday and the mayor  gives those donations  to those areas where people can’t afford three meals a day.

These are just small things that makes the heart swell with gratefulness. Our faith will sustain us.  God is good and God is great.

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