Posts Tagged ‘faith’

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thankful (:

January 8, 2015

IMG_20150107_214753walk with faith, all the time.

IMG_20150106_192324[both images shot in boracay, philippines. november 2014]

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united as One

November 16, 2013

a week ago, super typhoon yolanda, with the international name haiyan, hit our country, philippines. it is said to be the strongest typhoon in the history of the country, or even of the world.

(i am not really sure of what to write here. i thought of doing this couples of days ago but i was not certain of what to say, not to mention the time constraint. perhaps im afraid i might sound different when all i really want is to help uplift the spirit of everyone. i often become too emotional, you know.) watching the news and videos, seeing the devastation, reading heart-breaking articles, looking at surreal-like aftermath photos  from the affected areas give me goosebumps, swollen eyes, and mixed emotions. it is hard for me to absorb what i see. some questions also pop in my mind like: what would i do if my family and i lived in the affected areas? where would we stay when our home was washed away by the storm? would i still be sane if i survived the tragedy and my loved ones didnt? how would i move on if everything i had is nothing? or should i ask, would i even still want to live?

please dont get me wrong. these are only the thoughts of a random soul, wondering and reflecting on what is happening around. one recognizable thing that i see is that the resiliency of the Filipino spirit will always come through. forget about pointing fingers. forget about selfish acts. forget about the different beliefs. cease the misunderstandings. what we need now is unity, courage, and faith that we will all pass this through. old, young, men, women, children, professionals, students, black, white, everybody can do something to help. even a small act counts. it is truly uplifting seeing all the nations in the world, extending aid to our country. i know i am no one but let me say, in behalf of the Filipino people, from the bottom of our heart, thank you.

i believe, through our trust and faith in God, with His guidance and incessant love, everything will flow smoothly again..even better.

the following images are not mine but i want to share them with you. credits to the owners.

calamity-proof filipino

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

japanese children, one with the Filipinos

Sendai students, one with the Filipinos

smiles and hope

smiles and hope

 

i am a Filipino

united as one

there are many ways to help. you can visit www.rappler.com. im not connected with them but i rely to them for fresh and reliable updates and useful information.

i also want to share this link, showing inspirational stories that could ‘restore your faith in humanity’ and Filipinos. read also the comments for more ‘yolanda’ inspirational stories. p.s., prepare your hankies 😉

p.s. p.s.

here’s not forgetting the other issues, corruption et al. read this, Pope Francis: corrupt should be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea. hello, napoles and company.

God bless everyone.

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the True spirit

December 23, 2011

2 days before Christmas. a lot are excited, some anxious, and many people from Southern Philippines don’t know how they would celebrate the season. few days before Christmas they were hit by typhoon sendong- thousands of houses were destroyed, hundreds were killed, many are still missing. just watching the heart-dragging stories on the news made me teary-eyed. how much more for those people who lost their families and loved ones? i can’t bear to watch and look at the images of lifeless human beings drowned and all covered with mud, fathers protecting his children until his last breath, mothers embracing her son, giving her last tender embrace, elderly ones seeming to be strong amidst the storm raging.

at times like this, i am used to thinking, what if i was there? what if i am put to that situation? would i survive if i’ve lost my family? would i still want to live if everything that i have built and saved was gone just like that? would i still want Christmas to come? would i still believe and hope that i could stand again and start a brand new life? would i want to wake up for a new day? or would i just sleep and let the darkness set in me forever? what would i do?

let us be thankful that we were not there and we did not experience that tragedy. but as we celebrate this Christmas, let us not forget those who lost their lives and lost their homes and families in this calamity. let us pray for their souls to have eternal peace and let us pray for the abandoned ones to still see the light and to continue living and believing in Him. it is very saddening that a natural tragedy occurs on a season of joy and happiness. let us pray that all those celebrating this season still remember and still feel the true spirit of Christmas; the true reason behind this historical and glorifying event -celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. God gave us the most precious gift He could ever give so it must be reflected to us by selflessly giving and sharing our blessings with those who need it most. and now is the time to to do it. a nation that is united doesn’t let any of its people suffer from challenges alone. let us be one.

There are 25 million Filipinos on Facebook. If each one donates 5 pesos to Red Cross we could raise 125 million for Sendong victims. Here's how (from the Philippine Red Cross website): SMS Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart) G-Cash Text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882 You can donate the following denominations: Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000

let us help make everyone feel the true spirit of Christmas even in our own little ways. give and you shall receive. now i will leave you with this moving video:

MARY CHRISTmas  to all (:

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prAyer

September 29, 2011

Disturb us, Lord,
When we are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

as i am worried about the situation of my loved ones in calumpit, bulacan (flood is still rising around the area), i read bo’s soulfood for september 26. i have started reading it last night but because of sleepiness, i was not able to finish it. tonight as i continued reading the article, i felt my heart smiling despite the worries in my head. every paragraph, every sentence in bo’s article touched my heart.

“You think you’ve got problems? Think again. You don’t!”

“If you won’t share your blessings to others, you won’t receive the maximum amount of blessings that God wants for your life.”

” The lesson?

       Don’t ever say, “It’s none of my business.”

       We are indelibly intricately connected with each other.

       When our brother is in pain, we should be in pain too.”

these are only some of the remarkable words that really made an impact on me and got me to realize and rethink of things. aah, let us be heroes even in the simplest ways. now if you got curious and you want to feel what i experienced while reading the article, just click the link below:

Lord Disturb Me

i hope that by sharing this, i am being a blessing to you, then you bless others, too. happy reading 🙂