Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts


The Mayonnaise Jar

 This is quite a good story to share with you. My friend in facebook posted this one.  She did not  mentioned who the author  really is. Thanks for this wonderful words. This is simply very inspiring. Keep reading below and i hope you get some lessons!

"When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.


Prayer of Gratitude

Thank you Lord
for all the blessings and the graces.
For all the good things in life.
For all the trials and predicaments
that keep us strong and determined.

Thank you Lord
most especially for the gift of life
and all the gifts of nature.
In everything, Thank you so much!

-Ruby Benz

the tulips in our garden taken last Spring time 2010.



I believed this is a very nice story to share about jealousy. We as persons can't avoid sometimes that we are jealous with a friend or neighbor especially when they acquire materials things. As long as we don't do bad things to a certain person or don't put him/her to a bad situation, I guess it is a normal feeling. Let's use jealousy as an inspiration to strive for a better living not to make negative things to others. I also pray that this negative act of being jealous will prompt me to do good and not to destroy others. Keep reading this inspirational story below.


Jealousy is a lousy motivator at the best of times. In a rather contrived sense it can sometimes be said to be a good motivator if it seeks to inspire a person to draw the best out of themselves in the pursuit of a particular goal, as long as his or her actions do not negatively impinge on others. However, rarely will jealousy lead to a good result. It is better to avoid jealousy at all costs and seek far purer emotions for motivation in our lives.

St. Francis of Assisi speaks of how envy and jealousy are sins against the Holy Spirit. For him, they are the unforgiveable sin of Mark 3:27-28. Why does he believe this? I think it is because he sees envy and jealousy as the refusal to rejoice in the way the Holy Spirit has given gifts to those around him. Who are we to question the Lord’s wisdom when He decided to give one gift to one person and another or even more gifts to another person? The only response we should have in recognizing the gifts of others is rejoicing that God has been so generous to gift His Church, the community of the People of God, with such gifts.

In other words, our focus ought to be identifying our own gifts and placing them at the service of the Church and praying that others will do the same. It is impossible to see how worrying about or being envious or jealous of the gifts of others is going to help the Church in its duty to proclaim the Gospel to all men and women. The only worthwhile response is to thank God for the gifts He gives to us all and to pray that we have the grace to use them faithfully in the service of the Gospel.

Jealousy will only lead to division and hurt; rejoicing in the gifts of others will lead to sharing and growth of the community. Let us pray that we will be faithful to all that God has entrusted us and so be active, joyful and contributing members of the communities of faith to which we belong. Fr. Steve Tynan, MGL

Reflection Question:

Do I use my gifts for the benefit of the work of the Gospel or am I selfish with them?

Jesus, help me to be faithful to Your call and to always respond with generosity to use the gifts You have given me for the benefit of others.

St. Lambert of Lyon, pray for us.


Inspirational Messages and Stories

These are very nice words to ponder! Continue reading....and I wish you all a wonderful and blessed weekend!


They will look upon him whom they have pierced. – John 19:37

She was a battered wife. Her husband beats her up every day giving her bruises all over. More than the physical pain, it was the way her husband makes her feel worthless that hurts her the most.
Years later, the husband fell seriously ill and the wife, as loving as she had always been, cared for him as if he never caused her pain. Jesus had been pierced and wounded many times over, not only at the Crucifixion but every time we give in to our fallen nature and yield to sin. But in His mercy, Jesus offers us forgiveness as well as strength to overcome life’s challenges. He doesn’t keep a record of our wrongs. Rather, He gives us the gift of salvation. We may have hurt Him many times but He will never forsake or leave us. In Him we find true joy and consolation. Jane Gonzales

There is no sin too difficult to resist in the face of God’s abounding love and mercy.

Dear God, forgive me for those times when I hurt You. Keep me ever in Your care and cover me with Your divine love and affection. Amen.


The prophecies of Hosea introduce us to a new way of understanding God, namely as a God of Love. Up until this point in their history the Jewish people have an image of God as Creator and all-powerful, a God of the Law but have not really come to an understanding of Him as a God of Love. Hosea and the tradition to which he belongs will change all that as he introduces to us the idea of God being the lover of His people. Perhaps the Song of Songs expresses this tradition most strongly.

Hosea 11:1. 3-4. 8c-9
1 Thus says the Lord: When Israel was a child I loved him, out of Egypt I called my son. 3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, who took them in my arms; 4 I drew them with human cords, with bands of love; I fostered them like one who raises an infant to his cheeks; Yet, though I stooped to feed my child, they did not know that I was their healer. 8 My heart is overwhelmed, my pity is stirred. 9 I will not give vent to my blazing anger, I will not destroy Ephraim again; For I am God and not man, the Holy One present among you; I will not let the flames consume you.


Isaiah 12:2-3. 4. 5-6 (3)
R: You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.
2 God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my savior. 3 With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation. (R) 4 Give thanks to the LORD, acclaim his name; among the nations make known his deeds, proclaim how exalted is his name. (R) 5 Sing praise to the LORD for his glorious achievement; let this be known throughout all the earth. 6 Shout with exultation, O city of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel! (R)


Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians is quite mystical in its language and thus we have to open our minds and hearts to our imagination in order to draw forth its insights. As we reflect upon the Feast of the Sacred Heart, it reminds us of the utter fullness of God — there is no good thing lacking in God. In a certain sense, we have that truth revealed to us in the sacrifice of love Jesus makes on the cross — a sacrifice that invites us to come and share in the fullness of all God is — to become one with Him in love.

Ephesians 3:8-12. 14-19
8 Brothers and sisters: To me, the very least of all the holy ones, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the inscrutable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light [for all] what is the plan of the mystery hidden from ages past in God who created all things, 10 so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the principalities and authorities in the heavens. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness of speech and confidence of access through faith in him. 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.


What is the symbolism of the blood and water that flow from Jesus’ side after it is pierced by a lance? For me the greatest symbol is that it indicates that Jesus has given all in love for us. St. Bernard of Clairvaux tells us that a single drop of Jesus’ blood would have sufficed to save us, yet He gives far more than that. This points to the excessive nature of God’s love for us. It is as though He could not find enough
ways to demonstrate His love for us!

John 19:31-37
31 Since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, 34 but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out. 35 An eyewitness has testified, and his testimony is true; he knows that he is speaking the truth, so that you also may [come to] believe. 36 For this happened so that the scripture passage might be fulfilled: “Not a bone of it will be broken.” 37 And again another passage says: “They will look upon him whom they have pierced.”

my reflections
think:The sacrifice of love Jesus makes on the cross invites us to come and share in the fullness of all God is — to become one with Him in love.

ReceivinG GoD’s love

We grow up today with the sense that if we have not earned something, we do not really deserve it. Even if we are happy to use something that we know we do not deserve, there is a gnawing feeling that will not let us forget that we have no right to demand such use or pleasure. This is a problem of modern humanity when it comes to learning about the unconditional nature of God’s love for us.
The truth is that none of us deserves to be loved by God. In fact, none of us could ever hope to earn God’s love no matter what we achieve, simply because any one of our sins, let alone the accumulation of them, harms our relationship with God to the degree that it is impossible for us to repair the damage. We have harmed a relationship that is based on the infinite love of God and we are only comfortable of finite actions or reparation. Hence the beginning of our dilemma — we do not deserve to be loved by God, let alone redeemed by Him. Yet this is exactly how God chooses to relate to us.
For us to receive the fullness of God’s love, we have to overcome that sense that tells us that we do not deserve His love or forgiveness. Even though this is true, the choice of God enables us to move beyond our incapacity and to enter into His ability and capacity to overcome our finiteness with His infinite love and forgiveness. Today we celebrate the infinite depth of God’s love for us and we rejoice in the truth that His love has redeemed us and will continue to do so until the end of the world. The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a Feast of Love — God’s great love for us, made manifest through the life of His Son, Jesus. Fr. Steve Tynan, MGL

Reflection Question:
Have I truly opened my heart to the free gift of God’s love in Jesus? Or do I continue to try to earn that love so that I can claim some credit for my own salvation?

Holy Spirit, grant me the grace of true humility so that I will readily acknowledge my own incapacity to love without first receiving the free gift of God’s love for me.

St. Romuald, Abbot, pray for us.

source: Kyregma


Manic Monday #158

Happy Manic Monday!! This is my first time to join this meme..I think I will love it is...

What would you do with an extra hour each day?

**I always have a lot of things to do in the house.In fact I never get boring if I just stay in our house...Now that spring time is almost coming, I will surely spend it everyday in my garden...I also spend sometime reading the Book of all books if possible everyday...or simply relax or listen to a cool music..or simply look at our photo album..or enjoy the birds twitting outside.

Do you wear a watch? If so, tell us about it. If not, how do you keep track of time?

If I just stay at home, I don't wear one..besides I own my time and I don't waste a single minute of it...there are also clocks around and I really don't mind of the time especially if I just stay at a lot of things to do in the house anyway..I can manage my time and I know my priorities.

If it was possible, would you want to know how many days you had left to live?

For now, I am enjoying every single minute of my life..Nobody can tell when is the right time for us to leave in this world, but if it is possible to know how many days are left for me to live, well why not to make me prepare for it and will try my best to be a better person when the time comes.....besides only God knows...I am just thankful for now that I am given the privilege to see the beauty of the world around us despite of life's uncertainties and difficulties...I am still lucky to be in this world...I am thankful for all the blessings that I receive in my life....


Life is Too Rich to spend today in front of the computer

I got a message in my tag-board in one of my sites today saying "Rubz, check the u might find something in there..."..I thought it is a site that has a lot of things to read on, or photos to be seen or items for sale..things like that!!

I was also touched by what the authors say in below please;

"Life is too rich to spend today in front of the computer, so we're taking a rest. Come join us in the park on a walk, in the hospital visiting our friends, snuggling on the couch reading a story."

Isn't this true guys that we already spent most of our time in front of the computer and we don't have the chance to already see the world around us? or maybe we don't have the chance to already converse with our friends, or maybe just breath fresh air outside, or maybe see the beauty of the blue sky, or witness a child play in the park, or simply spend walking with our husband or family? ..

Oh yes, I was touched because I did the same. I had to admit that I spend most of my time everyday in front of my pc. I am sorry for myself about that. I realized it is not good for me. But sometimes it is better than doing other things as gossiping or whatever acts that are not pleasant to other people. I know I found my new world in internet wherein I can share and express my ideas, thoughts, opinions and my personal experiences and so many things about this world.

Anyway, the past days and months of 2009, I really did not spend the whole day anymore compared to last year. I just realized that I also have a real life to attend to or simply do household chores, or see friends, talk to my family back home or maybe simply go out. That is the reason why I did not did blog hopping anymore for the past months unless I see the footprints of any blogger friends in my tagboard or if they left some comments and then I reciprocated by visiting them back..I felt sorry about it guys!

But today, I had the chance to go walking with my husband we did really had fun!! It was a very wonderful afternoon seeing the nature again outside! I hope that the weather will get better in the coming of the spring time so that I can frequently go out again..or maybe see places..

Lastly, I want to thank everyone who always visit me here and leaving their footprints. I apologize if I can't reciprocate your visit immediately. I truly appreciate everything especially to all blogger friends who had helped me a lot in this blogging world. Thanks a million!!

We should always remember, computer is not everything. There are still more realities in this world aside from internet or computer! Go out and see the world around us!! Cheers!!

Expressing Our Deepest Sympathy

"Life is really Short", as the saying goes. "There is nothing permanent in this world" as what we always say. That's why we have to "live life to the fullest" and yes if we cana and for sure we always can.

Me and my family would like to extend our deepest and sincere sympathy to all people who lost their love ones. Special condolence to my dear cousin Ann and her family for a loss of her brother, my cousin Cocoy. I know how and understand how you feel and the whole family at this moment. My prayers are with you....remain strong and always have faith. God always listens and hears every breath of us. God always have good plans for whatever predicaments, trials and problems that comes our way. I really felt sorry for what had happened but that is all God's will and there are always good reasons for that..God bless us all!

"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy."
Author Unknown

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."
Author Unknown


Hello. How Are You?

Nice to be backed here and share some good thoughts and story for today. Hello! How are you? I hope everything is great. I can't afford to delete this very beautiful story in my inbox without sharing it to you. It is a subscribed email from their site for more inspirational stories..Truly beautiful!! please read and share to your friends!! have a great and blessed Monday to all..take care!!

Hello. How Are You?

1.) Hello.
3.) How are you?
4.) Hello. How are you?

Four words or less could make a world of difference.

I just heard the sad news that a colleague of mine took his
own life over the weekend. My initial reaction was: why? I
guess my reason was that we both work for a company that is
fairly stable in this economy, his life was full of energy on
and off work, he was young and he had a lot of friends.
Everything was perfect!

Or so it seemed.

At a session to share our memories of him, someone brought it
up that it might be a good idea to always reach out to people
we know who might be going through rough times emotionally,
financially, spiritually or in any other way they might not be
feeling fulfilled.

How are you?
My expansion on this is to say this should not just be to our
friends and family alone but to anyone we come in contact with
in our daily life or even just once in a lifetime.

There have been moments in my life that I needed to share
things on my mind but did not know who to speak with. Or
moments that I just wanted to talk to a stranger who will not
give a biased opinion because they were my friends. When
people go through hard times, they become more of what they
are, the quiet withdraw more or the talkative increase their
chatter. A few simple signs could tell us something is wrong.

Hello, how are you?
When I was much younger, a girl on my street caught my eye and
I always promised myself that I would summon the courage to
say hello and become her friend. I never did. She died of a
sickness I had survived a few years earlier. My family was
aggressive with testing and we diagnosed it very quickly.

I keep wondering, what if I had said those four words, would
it have led to me sharing my survival story and would she
still be alive now? I will never know the answer to that.
However, you can! Not the answer to my question but you can
say those few words and you never know; it may just save a

My MountainWings Moment resolution is, as simple as it may
seem, 1, 3, 4 or more words may just bring back a life or
bring a smile at least.

I know I need a smile to get me going once in a while.

~A MountainWings Original by Peter Debo Fadesere,
New Orleans, LA~


The STrong Bond of FaiTh

I don't how is this really called..but I would say a sharing or a sermon perhaps...The important thing is the lesson that it brings to us...keep reading!

The STrong Bond of faiTh

We have many times heard the saying that “blood is thicker than water.” These words of wisdom tell us that there is nothing that could rival natural family affinity in binding persons. It is to the family that we go back to so that we may find our life’s bearing amidst life’s ups and downs. Our family is always our haven, our refuge, our reference point.

Going through life, though, we learn that not all family members and close blood relatives are reliable allies. Many times we have also heard how siblings go against each other in scandalous court cases. Serious political differences and ambitions brought bloodbath to persons who are supposedly of the same ancestry and lineage. In contrast, we hear how non-related couples who just met in Marriage Encounter weekends refer to one another as “Tito,” “Tita,” “Brother” or “Sister.” We witness how Christians who meet in renewal groups, such as the charismatic movement, greet each other with sincere embraces of fraternal love and concern. Members of these Christian groups claim that their relationship with one another have made them even closer to each other compared to their not-so-casual relationships with their blood relations.

Indeed, our spiritual ties of faith in Jesus do not only make us come close to God in prayer. Necessarily, true faith builds up our friendships into deeper ties conditioned not by any financial or material considerations. Faith makes us more open to sincerely share our experiences, our trials and triumphs. Faith makes us more generous to give and receive, even beyond the guarantees of material resources. Faith makes it more possible for us to forgive and to ask forgiveness in the face of human frailties. Fr. Domie Guzman, SSP from Kyregma


Joke on Life

I heard sometimes friends who said, "C'mon don't take life seriously". Do you really take life seriously? or there might be some things or events that make this life a happy one..I mean not really taking life seriously..guess this is getting complicated!! anyway, just sharing this joke about life which was forwarded in my email!! happy Monday!! Don't forget to take time to be happy!!

What Is Life?

A philosopher went into a closet for ten years to contemplate the question, What is life? When he came out, he went into the street and met an old colleague, who asked him where in heaven's name he had been all those years.

"In a closet," he repied. "I wanted to know what life really is."

"And have you found an answer?"

"Yes," he replied. "I think it can best be expressed by saying that life is like a bridge."

"That's all well and good," replied the colleage, "but can you be a little more explicit? Can you tell me how life is like a bridge?"

"Oh," replied the philosopher after some thought, "maybe you're right; perhaps life is not like a bridge."

-- Raymod Smullyan, "5000 B.C."



How is it going? This sounds like interesting..but do you believe that life is like a wheel?..sometimes your up, side or down..I believed in it..Let's take some example about this...This might not be a perfect example but at least some concrete ones. It simply means that not at all times we are happy in our lives. There are times when we are also sad. Or the Wheel might be up because you had accomplished something or probably won a lotto or get a new job...Wheel is at the side because you are simply contented and juts want to stay like that...The wheel is down when you feel like you are carrying the world due to some problems or burdens or you might lose your love ones or pet or even a job or any negative things that happened..Life is like that! I even visited a site yesterday about Life and Problems...It was a great site telling that problems should not be taken negatively but rather as encouragement and motivation..It is just the way you handle it...No matter what, this world is still a beautiful place to live in...Life is short!! Enjoy it to the fullest!! Cheers and Good night!!


My Daily Nourishment

I guess it's been a while that I did not post here some inspirational words. I got one below. I am just thankful everyday for all the blessings and the graces that come to me and my family. I am also very happy today for some opportunities that came in. But I am most thankful that I am in this world enjoying its grandeur and beauty. I am just so lucky to be blessed with basic things in my life, my family, the wonderful people around me which I called true friends and so many many things that I can't even enumerate..Lastly I am also thankful for all the trials, challenges and problems that comes my way. I believed they always make me stronger and more determine to go on in life.I am really very thankful!! How about you? are you thankful for being in this world? I hope so! always put in mind, No matter what this is still a beautiful place to live in!!

here are the wonderful words for today!!

For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:15-18 NASB


Birds Don't Need to Worry

copyright photo by: Euroangel
photo I took at the Garden near Birmingham Palace in England

Why do birds don't have to worry about anything? I guess because they just wait of whatever foods are given to them by nature or by human beings. And why we human beings need to worry about a lot of things? Or is it only cause by our own thinking to worry a lot of things when we really don't need to worry about it? It sounds complicated but I believed so. Human beings are just not contented of what they have. I admit I am one of those which keeps me thinking sometimes why we are like that. I just hope that I can have that feeling of contentment all the time. What is the most important thing is that we are happy. ..Right guys? enjoy your evening!!


Tiring Day!

I just sit down now in my PC. I was watching some funny videos on television with my husband after a long afternoon of staying in the kitchen. I cooked a lot this afternoon. Imagine a friend fish, paksiw fish, pork snitzel and cooked some rice. I also boiled some potatoes and it took me around 1 and half hours to peel them all. It is my first time to make a potato salad with my own ingredients. I guess it taste good because I also ate some for dinner. I should not eat dinner anymore but I can't resist the potato salad and snitzel which are perfect match for eating. We eat it sometimes in the German restaurant and my husband love it very much. Finally around 9pm this evening, I finished cleaning the messy kitchen. After watching the funny videos, here I am again. It was a tiring but satisfying day. I don't waste my time at home but having quality time always even I am alone. How did you spend your day? Did you enjoy being alone at home? yes I am!! It is just how you manage to do some things and enjoy doing it. Cheers folks!!


Felt So Sad of a 13 years old boy who Committed Suicide.

I just feel so sad today after reading in the newspaper of a young boy who committed suicide. Imagine at the age of thirteen, he committed suicide. He was found inside his closet and believed to hang himself. I knew it since last Friday because my husband told me about it. I had seen this boy whom I will call for short Andre two years ago in the German American Volksfest here in Hohenfels. . And I always see his picture everytime I visit my dentist. Yes this boy was the son of my dentist. He got a very kind and wonderful father and I believed a wonderful family too. I really can't imagine how he did that or what are the reasons why he ended his life. But whatever reasons why he did that, I just pray for the repose of his soul and may he rest in peace and join our Creator now.

He is young, very good looking boy, and helpful according to his classmates and schoolmate. Here is a short message from his friends and classmates according to a German Newspaper in our place.

Wir vermissen unseren guten Freund
der uns immer zum Lachen brachte und sehr hilfsbereit war.
Auch wenn Dein Platz in unserer Klasse leer bleibt,
wirst Du immer in unserem Herzen sein!

Deine Freunden and Klassenkameraden

I will try to translate it in English so that you can understand it better. here it is;

We miss our good friend
who always bring laughter and was also very helpful.
Even when your seat in our class is empty now,
you will always be in our hearts.

From your friends and classmates

Before I write this post, I was watching in Frontal 21, a ZDF German TV program that featured tonight about medicine or tablets for anti-depression but give side effects such as risk to suicide. Some tablets that are featured are Prozac and Strattera which are manufactured by Lilly from the United States and Zoloft from Pfizer. The Strattera which are taken by 3.5 million children around the world including Germany. Below are the following URLs of the ZDF TV program which I watched tonight in the television and also search it in the interent. This is in German and I suggest that you better search these tablets in Google or yahoo or whatever search engines, so that you will know exactly what are its side effects.,1872,7488820,00.html,1872,7488768,00.html?dr=1

I am just sharing this to all of you for you to be aware of the side effects of these products. Before you take these tablets, please think of it a thousand times. I just don't exactly know if Andre had taken one kind of these medicines before. I hope not! because I just really can't believe that this happened to him.

I know life is not perfect. There is always ups and downs. I was there. I know how it feels that sometimes you get really confuse why such bad things happened. As for me, I just keep on asking for help from Him though prayer. I know that without him this world is nothing. Don't lose hope! Keep praying! ..that is only our best defense!

Lastly I would like to extend my deepest condolence to Andre's family. Wherever he is now, I hope and pray that he rest now in peace with the Lord.


Very Nice Quote

photo by: Euroangel
The first snow for this year in Germany


There is only one thing more painful
than learning from experience,
and that is not learning from experience.

by: Lawrence J. Peter

This quote just remind me of my vacation in England. There is no such thing as perfect. You go for a vacation to enjoy the interesting places and entertain yourself but sometimes there are just some bad things or circumstances that happens to you. The best thing is that you learn from all of these happenings. and I really learned from all these bad experiences. Life is still beautiful and you must not let it ruin with bad happenings done by people with no heart and consideration!! I will be posting the detail of this story in a few days...keep visiting my other pages for more updates!! Enjoy your weekend!!


Inspiring Words For Today

I am just reminded of this inspiring words below. After helping my family for more than a decade now, I was please of what I have done. I know somebody from up above is also please about it. It is just a very nice feeling everytime you help somebody especially your family, friends, relatives or even a stranger who might want to know the way he/she is going. I have been helping my family ever since I worked in a financial institution before and even until now. If I have some extra money or something to help, I just can't say no. Being generous is such a virtuous gift. We are lucky if we are gifted with it. The best thing you have to consider is helping without expecting something in return and believed me in one way or another it will come back in folds to you. I experienced that thing. I have been the bread winner in the family. I helped sending my siblings to school. Thanks God that they made it. Our youngest sister will be taking the Nursing board exam this coming December and I hope and pray that with God' s help she will made it.

Just the other week, my brother left an IM in my yahoo messenger telling me that the wife of my cousin passed away due to cancer sickness. He was asking for some financial help. I told my brother to borrow some money and once I will be backed from my escapades in England, I will immediately send money. Yesterday I shared some blessings again and sent the money. I also would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to all friends out there who had helped me in my journey in life, to my family who have unendlessly extend their love and care, to my husband who has been supporting me and giving his endless love, affection and understanding and most of all to God Almighty who have been very kind to me despite my unfaithfulness and sinfulness. Thanks a lot dear Lord for all the blessings and the graces you have given unto me.

Read this very nice words below for more inspiration. This is an excerpts from a lot for sharing!

Sowing Generously

Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.

God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you're ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done.

As one psalmist puts it,

He throws caution to the winds,
giving to the needy in reckless abandon.
His right-living, right-giving ways
never run out, never wear out.

This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God.

2 Corinthians 9:6-11 The Message


photo by Euroangel
The historical Marienplatz or Mary's Square in Munich, Germany.

Below is a very nice poem about Life. The author was unknown and was adapted by Bertrand Russell. Life is really worth living poor. I also don't know how many people really have emphasis about the real meaning of life. Do you have the same feeling with the author??? I know I am not perfect but I believed I also have the same feeling with the author. At least I am trying especially for my family and friends!!

Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.

adapted by Bertrand Russell


A Tribute To My Dear Friend

I was shocked today after I read the message in my friendster inbox. The message is from my sister's friend who is also my friend and like a little sister to me. The message which was sent yesterday says like this ;

Date: 09/29/2008 11:19 am
Subject: just to let u know...
hi ate rubz,
just to let u know ate grace passed away last aug. 9, 2008. nanaginip man gud ko sa iya last night telling me for not informing u. sorry po!


I just read it today and I didn't realized that tears were already fulling from my eyes after reading it. My chest is even harden until now after I read again another message coming from her sister, the reasons why she passed. I just can't imagine and ask why???? My friend's name is Grace. She had been a very good friend of mine in College days. I am also very close to her family back in Midsayap. She was my former classmate and I really treasured the friendship we had. Grace is really one in a million!! This post is dedicated to her and I hope and pray that she rest in peace with our Creator now. She is just so young, in her mid thirty's just like me. I had a great time with her back in College days.

How can you imagine that!!!...she already passed-away but came back thru a dream in her sister just to tell me that she already passed-away. I was really deeply touched that a dear dead friend of mine still remember me!! I know I have been a good friend to her and she had been always a good friend to me too. I know I can' t forget all the memories, the friendship and the beautiful moments we shared before in Midsayap.

It was really a very sad happening or even a traumatic experience when our dear friend or loved ones will passed away. To you Grace, I promise to keep our memory. I know I might not express my love for you as a friend but deep in my heart you are always there..You're great and you're one in a million.!! You will never be forgotten especially by your family and good friends out there!!

I love you Grace and I pray that your soul will rest in peace.

To all my friends out there especially the ones who came from my home country, my friends both online and offline, I might not be sending you messages all the time or might be talking to you everyday but I want to let you know that you are always in my mind and in my heart. God bless us all..Thanks for all your friendship and camaraderie!!

Please also pray for the soul of Grace and all souls who passed-away in this world.

“True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for awhile. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart.”

“I haven't seen you in a while, yet I often imagine all your expressions. I haven't spoken to you recently, but many times I hear your thoughts. Good friends must not always be together. It is the feeling of oneness, when distant that proves a lasting”


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Let's talk about Moles!!

I got this from a friend's site, Choco...I was just interested so I copied it...hehehe..thanks Ms. Choco..

Moles and what they say about you The Chinese Almanac, also known as the Tung Shu, is commonly known as a book of auspicious and inauspicious dates, but there is so much more to the Tung Shu than that. It is a vast mine of information relating to astrology, codes and symbols, derived by the wise sages and philosophers of ancient China . In this issue, we bring to you the secrets from the almanac regarding moles on your face and what they mean depending on which part of your face they appear.

First, check your face for any moles, and then look at the diagram above to identify the number(s) that are a closest match to the moles on your face. Usually, the moles only hold meaning for you if they are prominent and they are the only one. If your face if full of spots, acne or "little" moles, they do not count. When you've ascertained which position corresponds to the mole on your face, look up the meanings listed by numbers below.

Position 1 to 3
As a chil d, you are somewhat rebellious and a free spirit. You have an innate creativity and work best when you are given a free hand. Generally, your superiors like your avante garde approach to life. If you have a mole here, you are far better off in business and being your own boss rather than working for somebody. What is promising is that you have the luck to be your own boss.

Position 4
You are an impulsive person, often acting with a flamboyance that gives you charisma and a sparkling personality, but you can be difficult when there are too many opinions. You tend to be rather argumentative, but never to the point of holding grudges. This mole tends to give you an explosive temper and should you decide to remove it, you will find yourself becoming calmer and more at peace with the world.

Position 5
A mole above the eyebrow indicates that there is wealth luck in your life, but you will need to earn it and work harder than most people. All the income you make must be carefully kept as there are people who are jealous of you who might attempt to sweet talk you into parting with your wealth. Be wary of those who try to interest you in get-rich-quick schemes. If you have a mole here, it is advisable not to be too trusting of others. Follow your instincts and be cautious. And never allow other people to control your finances.

Position 6
A mole here indicates intelligence, creativity and skill as an artist. Your artistic talent can bring you wealth, fame and success. It also indicates wealth luck, but this can only be fully realized if you follow your heart rather than stick to conventional means of making a living. Success will come if you are brave.

Position 7
Moles under the eyebrows indicate arguments within the extended family that cause you grief and unhappiness. This will affect your work and livelihood. It is advisable to settle any differences you have with your relatives if you want peace of mind to move ahead.

Position 8
This is not a very good position for a mole. Your financial position will constantly be under strain because of a tendency to overspend. You also have a penchant for gambling. The only thing is you must know when to stop. Meanwhile, someone with a mole here has a tendency to flirt with members of the opposite sex as well as with the same sex. Better be a little discerning where you exert your charms, or you might get into trouble.

Position 9
This mole position suggests sexual and other problems. It is an unfortunate mole and you are well advised to get rid of it. It brings a litany of woes and a parade of problems.

Position 10
A mole here just under the nose indicates excellent descendants luck. You are surrounded by family at all times and will have many children and grand children. You have the support of those close to you and will be both materially and emotionally fulfilled.

Position 11
Moles here suggest a tendency to succumb to illness. It is a good idea to have this mole removed especially if it is a large, dark-coloured mole. Otherwise use lots of foundation to cover it.

Position 12
A mole here foretells a successful but also a very balanced life. You are likely to be not just rich, but famous as well. But although you have every opportunity to live the high life, you will have a satisfying home and family life as well. Women with moles here are particularly lucky and tend to be beautiful and glamourous as well.

Position 13
Your chil dren will be a big worry in your life. Your relationship with them is not good. There is nothing much you can do about this except to learn some tolerance.

Position 14
A mole here suggests a vulnerability to food which can be a big problem in your life. You may have allergies against certain foods or you may simply be eating too much.

Position 15
You are a person always on the move and constantly renovating and redesigning your house. You like to be introduced to new things and see new places. You are not happy if you remain in one place for long. You enjoy travel and adventure, and have a very observant eye.

Position 16
You need to be careful when it comes to eating, and also when it comes to your sex life. These are your two biggest problems. You tend to have weight issues which can make you depressed. You enjoy romance, sometimes with more than one person, but because you are a person with some morality, you will feel guilty about it and this will cause you much stress.

Position 17
You will be someone of great social prominence. You are active on the social scene and an excellent conversationalist. There is a tendency to become bigheaded about your success, which could lose you your good name. This will affect you deeply because you draw your confidence and self worth from what others think of you.

Position 18
You are a person always on the move. There is a great deal of overseas travel in your life, but you should take extra care each time you cross the great waters, as your mole prefers you to stay at home.

Position 19
You have money luck and many good friends, so this is a good mole to have. Your weakness is that you tend to succumb to the charms of the opposite sex. In your life, it is this that could get you into hot water, so do cool your ardour!

Position 20
A mole here can be very lucky or very unlucky. If you have a mole here, you are destined either for extreme fame or infamy. You have great flair for creativity and are also highly intelligent, but your talents can be used for both good and bad. You are not a person to be trifled with for you are no pushover and do not forgive and forget easily. This mole is a mark of someone who will go down in history either as a great or as a tyrant.

Position 21
This is a good mole, as it suggests plenty to eat and drink throughout your life. This mole also brings fame and recognition.

Position 22
Your life is always happy and things go smoothly for you. You could well become a sports superstar if you have the passion for it. Moles at the end of eyebrows also suggest a person of authority and power, so if you are the CEO of a company, you will do very well.

Position 23
You have a high IQ, and you are both brain smart and street smart. You have a highly-developed survival instinct and will lead a meaningful and long life. You will be active until a very old age and will have friends and family around you till the very end.

Position 24
You will achieve fame and fortune in your young age and you are advised to use this period to safeguard your old age, as people with moles here tend to have a harderlife as they get older.

Position 25
You will enjoy good prosperity and recognition luck, but do be careful of excesses. Stay traditional in your attitudes and you will have a long and fruitful life.

Have a great weekend everyone.