july 21, 2007

morning: had my urinalysis and glucose tolerance test at SLMC then drove to the bookstore to meet my son. we need to get the harry potter 7 book that i’ve reserved for him and he just can’t contained his joy when he finally got his copy.

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the book has 36 chapters plus an epilogue. i scanned the pages of the book and found this interesting note just before the title page: “death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal” – by William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude.

afternoon: had lunch at california pizza kitchen, trinoma mall before visiting the henlin site. i’m positive that we would be able to meet the target opening date. bought some personal stuff then we met up with my daughter. had dinner with the kids and then went back home exhausted. my legs and knees are aching. 😦

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at this moment: i was about to sleep and i whispered a prayer, thanking God for the gift of the day, for the gift of life, for the gift of children. and then i realized, how easy it is for me to thank God for the good things but finding it difficult to thank Him for the not so good things. is it because the not so good things are causing me great and long term inconveniences? and then i just remembered what He said in Psalm 118:29, “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good”. and then something snapped within me, “there’s grace in accepting the inconveniences of life”. i may not be able to see it now but i know there’s grace, there are blessings somewhere, and these inconveniences are within His plan for me.

my life may not be working out the way i planned it to be and its getting difficult everyday but tonight (or is it morning already?) i, surprisingly, thanked Him for the blessings of the inconveniences in my life. i shouldn’t be afraid, He is in control, He is holding me.

He is with me in this journey! and that’s one great blessing already! 🙂

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  1. 1

    Carlo said,

    Hi lex, i’m yei’s friend and former officemate. I like your blog. You are right, God is good all the time. 🙂

  2. 2

    claire said,

    sobrang nabe-bless ako sa blog mo. God bless lex.

  3. 3

    anna said,

    very true. hirap mag-thank you for hindi blessing. nakaka-inspire naman tong blog mo. grabe ka. miss yah!

  4. 4

    dec said,

    very true cuz. ang hirap mag thank you pag may problem, pag may hard ships. nakaka challenge naman tong blog mo. very inspiring. keep on writing kuya. love you.


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