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I have this booklet of meditations and prayers which I bought at a book sale some years  back. It’s called Stepping Stones  (Meditations in a Garden) by Lillian Marshall. Time and again I read it for inspirations.

Each day is a stepping stone into future days on the upward path. Enrich each day with gratitude and a time of quiet.

Rest in the peace of God’s presence and feel His love and wisdom and guidance directing you to increasing love, joy and accomplishment.

Today is the day that God has given. Rejoice and be joyful in it.

 

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Multitasking can lead to memory loss.

I think most of us feel guilty about this. We do not want to waste precious time, precious moments spent doing other things while there is still an unfinished task at hand. It has become a way of life.

Multitasking is not actually new, it is as old as time itself. Even when we are  in front of the computer, we do it, opening several windows all at the same time. My two kids, when they were still students, were so used to listening to the radio while studying.  They said that they can concentrate better while they are at the same time tuned-in to their favorite music station or playing a favorite CD in the background.

Contrary to what we believe, we are actually being less efficient while doing several jobs at the same time. Going in several directions at one time means that there is a greater likelihood that details will  be overlooked and often forgotten due to lack of focus.

Studies show that multitasking is bad for our health, for one thing it can cause stress. Sometimes, we are depressed when we can’t finish  the things that we want to do all at the same time and when we are depressed, inattention can result with memory loss as one of the symptoms.

Memory loss can mean that a precious part of ourselves is lost too. It is a frightening scenario.

This reminds me of my conversation with my former boss at the bank yesterday morning. We talked through messenger. She sent me pictures with some former officemates who visited another former officemate who has dementia for eleven years now. We talked of the aches and pains of growing old, we talked of maintenance medicines that we are presently taking. I told her I have Vitamin D deficiency so I am taking 2,000 IU of it every day. She said that she and her husband are doing the same because Vitamin D prevents early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. I didn’t know that.

Memory loss, dementia, alzheimer’s – some unfortunate diseases that may or may not happen to us as we grow older.

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Hello everyone!

Just curious. Are you that type of blogger who only reads your reader’s newsfeed and  do not visit the sites of the bloggers you are reading and commenting on? I’ve done that for a number of years till I discovered that it is nicer to visit the sites than just commenting and reading on your feed. You will be able to discover how their blogs look like, how the blogs were customized to fit their themes, how photos were arranged for a better look and views. I used to see those votes in every blog post I write then it stopped but lately it is back again. Maybe some new bloggers  clicked the “vote” button at the lower portion of the title of each post which you can’t find if you are just reading your feed.

I have different photos on my header when you click different posts but I haven’t changed my theme. I just love the Sadish look. I love the clear lines and simple look of the customized site. I am using a free team and that won’t change because I don’t want to pay every year for a blog that is quite personal. It is not a business blog and I don’t earn anything from it.

I am quite sad that a friend who blogs in another platform has given up on blogging. He is retreating from being active on social media because he could not take the tragedy happening to our country day by day. He actually wished he could do anything actively like some of  our friends are doing but he is staying in another country so it is a bit hard for him to do so.

This is a blatant insult to us Filipinos. I saw some photos of people selling chinese flags at a public place like Luneta. I can’t help but react. We will be celebrating our Independence Day on Wednesday June 12 but why this? Who allowed them to sell those chinese flags? Ibinabandera nila ang hindi naman atin. Gosh, it gives me the shivers. There was a time when I felt so happy seeing everyone celebrates our Independence but it seems in all the three years that a certain individual took over, it has become so frustrating to see them ignore the importance of what our ancestors sacrificed for.

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Tried growing these small Colocasia plants which I found  alongside my Vinca. I used to have them in different colors but they always die a natural death sometime during the summer to resurface again when rainy season is near.

I put the three tubers in a bottle with water and they now have long roots.  They are happily thriving inside our comfort room. They are also known as elephant ears or simply Taro or  gabi in Tagalog. I have the green ones at one  corner of the garden with large leaves.

This hasn’t unfurled yet but when it does, the leaves are large.

There are always surprises in the garden. Sometimes I find new shoots of plants that I used to have but have died on me for a time.

The garden is a place where we could spend those precious hours, head in the sun, dirt in your hands but a big smile on your face.

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Thoughts


She sighed

And the wealth of all her sorrows

are shown in her eyes.

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Just saw this from the “memories”  app at Facebook. Back when Multiply was still alive, I had a little more than a hundred friends, both online and personal ones. I got to see some of them eventually. Multiply has disbanded sometime in 2012 I think but the memories remain.

What Are Friends For?

One of those close friends at Multiply then was Bella a retired teacher who taught in Thailand.  She  was sickly but I admired her wit and how she viewed life. She viewed herself as a fashionista here and depicted me as a gardener which I loved.  She was always the first one who would decorate her house as early as October with those Christmas trimmings and tinsels. Every year, the colorful themes and decorations made us uttered “ohhs”  and “ahhs”. She made the celebration of Christmas so beautiful.

There are friends and there are friends but a few of them touch you  and they’ll remain in your heart forever. Bella is one of them.

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Monday, here we go.

I was indisposed the whole day yesterday because of my knee. I have to force myself to attend mass online because I could not yet walk well. Good thing my right knee is finally getting better.

Yesterday, social media was full of news and videos on the graduation ceremonies of the Phil. Military Academy Mabalasik Class 2019. VP Leni was there early. The program was supposed to start at 9:00 am but they have to wait for the president who arrived late for almost two hours. He could barely walk,  he was like someone who drank too much and can’t control himself. From all angles, he surely is sick. Even his face is bloated.

Do you need to prove anything even if you are not well to do the job? We’re waiting he would just say, “I’m tired, I am passing the reign to the legit  VP, VP  Robredo”.  Imagine being in front of a graduating class of the prestigious PMA and you show to the world that you can’t even distribute their diplomas because you feel sleepy? What would those future defenders of the land think? Despite his frailty looking self, he managed to deliver those rape jokes which he was so good at. What a shame! And when the graduating class laughs, what kind of values and principles are we teaching them?  The new graduates laugh to please and don’t seem to know what is right. That should not be their reaction. Asan ang integridad? Asan ang values na natutunan nila for four years at the august halls of the academy?

Congratulations Ma’am VP Leni. The Office of the  Vice-President  gets the highest rating from the Commission on Audit on the performance of the institution despite the setbacks and lessened budget for 2018. Here’s your government official whose track record is worthy of emulation. And for the third term, our very own Mayor  Atty. Kit Nieto won here in our place. Thank you sir for not leaving Cainta.

Josef cleaned our roof gutter of debris yesterday. Then he gave me two ripe guavas which he got from one of the branches of our guava tree. Yum! Waiting for the others to ripen.

 

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