Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘inspiring moments’


Come to think of it, I haven’t handled a book the past week except for choosing three ones which one of my nieces gave me when I had lunch at their place last Thursday. Being busy at the house in the province cleaning and fixing things, visiting my brother at the hospital every day, preparing dinner for my niece (my brother’s daughter) and me when we get home, we survived on canned goods, roasted chicken from Chooks To Go, and yes, tasting the best  “bamboo shoots” veggies cooked by my cousin in coconut cream. The best I’ve tasted in years.

And speaking of books, I want to reread this one which I found exactly three years ago. The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate is such an inspirational one. And here’ I am adding more lovely quotes from that book.

“Fear builds walls instead of bridges. I want a life of bridges, not walls.”

“Prayers are answered in ways we don’t choose. The river of grace bubbles up in unexpected places.”

“Dawn comes after the darkness, and with it the promise that what has been torn by the sea is not lost. All of life is breaking and mending, clipping and stitching, gathering tatters and sewing seams. All of life is quilted from the scraps of what once was and is no more- the places we have been, the memories we have made, the people we have known, that which has been long loved but has grown threadbare over time and can be worn no longer. We keep only pieces.

All colors, all shapes, all sizes. “All waiting to be stitched into the pattern only you can see.

“In the quiet after the storm, I hear you whisper, ‘Daughter, do not linger where you are. Take up your needle and your thread, and go see to the mending…”

“Help them to show the world that our greatness is not in things we do for ourselves, but in things we do for others. In power that channels itself into kindness, in a hand outstretched in love.”

I need more inspiration at the moment.

Read Full Post »


The rain has stopped…finally. Brrr, it’s cold. We’re  still under a typhoon signal but the weather is improving.  Hope to see the sun again. I miss its warmth.

I’ve been reading a post by a friend on Facebook about her encounter with a doctor at a local hospital in  Baguio.  She used to blog here at WordPress but now prefers to write about her lovely and inspiring adventures  on her wall on Facebook.  She didn’t feel well the night before coming home so she ended  up  checking in at the emergency ward of the hospital by herself.  She met this cute (her words)  doctor at  the hospital. She said it is not a tale of   ” swept-off-my-feet romance. This is, rather, a story of how every now and then, I have to treat myself like my own leading lady. This is the love story we must all have with ourselves, primarily.”   Haha, I laughed and smiled and several of her friends are still posting their comments until now.

Sometimes, we need those “feel good” encounters with fellow human beings, not necessarily a romantic one mind you but something you’ll think about long after  it happened.  I had a similar experience years and years ago when I was having treatment for my recurring UTI.  This doctor  was  a substitute for my  nephrologist who was in another hospital at that time.   The kind words, the caring ways made a difference.  He said that his brother also worked  at the same bank where I used to work. That was the first and only time I met him at the doctor’s office. When you are not feeling well, everything comes into focus and  you appreciate  meeting people  who are concerned about your well-being.  You welcome them in your orbit just like welcoming a new member of the family or newly met friends.

And speaking of FB, I’ve been noticing those ugly grammar errors that people post on their comments. Gosh, I cringe when I read shout outs/comments on FB shortened like they are text messages. I am beginning to think, either one is too lazy to type properly or just feeling “pa-cute”.    I am not pretending to be perfect but there are those red lines you’ll encounter when you are typing in another language or using misspelled words.  One should proofread one’s post time and again.  We don’t need more time than the others to write legibly, right? Do you agree?

 

 

Read Full Post »