It’s another wonderful day. The sun is out and the sky is clear and blue. Another day to truly appreciate life and to to be thankful to be alive. It could be a rainy and wet day like it is in the Philippines right now. Or, it could be the middle of a drought such as what California is going through right now. But in spite of it all, there is always reason to be appreciative of life and to be thankful for all its blessings.
Ii is Julia’s birthday and I look forward to seeing her and Mickey for dinner tonight. I thank God for all the wonderful people in my life. I can never truly fathom the reason why I have been blessed with so many wonderful people in my life: family, friends, colleagues and comrades. Not everyone I have met has been an angel. I have met some devils and a few monsters in my life. Still in all, I have learned to accept them and have tried never to be judgmental. God has been very patient and forgiving of me. I try to live out His loving kindness and forgiving love in my life as well.
Life is a blessing. And it is totally undeserved and unmerited. But it is not meant to be lived in irresponsible licentiousness nor in selfish, pleasure seeking hedonism. Nature and its beauty is there for me to appreciate, take care of and be thankful for. People and their goodness are there for me to care for, to love and to serve, to be happy and joyful with. Life and its truth is there for me to learn and understand, to live by and stand for, to seek and finally find the Light.