Archive for March 5th, 2023

 Love those moments between dawn and daybreak  –

the sounds of a new day, the smile of the morning sun, the feel of the gentle wind on my face. And slowly, the nocturnal music of the night becomes the  noise of the morning, the honk of school buses ready to pick up their student riders, the noise of motor vehicles always in a hurry to get to their destination and the bark of our six dogs, some waiting to get out of the gate for a morning walk but they don’t get to do it nowadays. The garden is enough. I love the smell of  hot Pan de Sal  freshly bought from the bakery, the taste and aroma of a hot cup of coffee and the sizzle of  eggs in the frying pan to go with it.

I love those moments  that a typical day brings –

the silver hues of raindrops on the grass, the earthy smell,  the discovery of  new blooms in the garden which I  am always so excited to snap with my camera.  Simple things that may seem too mundane to others but these are the same things that make one’s day special.   There’s no use crying over spilled milk, is there? There’s no use  showing to the world that you carry its weight on your shoulders. Time is gold so they say , and  we hurry and forget to appreciate everyday blessings that come our way. We chase the day like there is no tomorrow and before we know it, it is gone and all we remember is the stress we experienced and so much work  left undone. When you begin to see, really see what the day has in store, there are outstanding moments that you get to appreciate more.


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What experiences in life helped you grow the most?

And my answer is:

Being the head of the family for more than twenty years and still is until now. In short, isang tatay con nanay.

When responsibilities fall on your shoulder, you learn to carry them well.

I am proud of myself that despite all the setbacks, my kids grew up to be loving, lovable, kind, compassionate and above all responsible adults.

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Five Lines

I caught a glimpse of you

from some recess of memory

When I woke up, I knew

It was a dream


(Another repost from 2011, that year when I managed to have 366 posts due to the Post A Day challenge. Most of my followers back then are no longer active now.

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