Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 7

The power of the word, whether written or spoken, is simply amazing. It has the unlimited capacity to inspire and to move people to build, or to destroy nations, to convert and to change lives, to provide joy in sorrow … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 6

I woke up early this morning, in my own room, in my own bed, snuggling in the warmth of the woman who has loved me unconditionally for more than half a century now. Between coming into full wakefulness and getting … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 5

Continuing my Novena of Gratitude – Fifth Day. I am thankful for every sign and manifestation of new life. A rose bud blooming into a fresh flower always brings me a smile. It means to me that life will never … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 4

  This is the fourth day of my Novena of Gratitude, leading up to Thanksgiving on November 22nd. I am never alone for there are always family and friends accompanying me on my journey. But there are times I want … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 3

Today, I thank God for family and friends and say ‘Thank you’ to those who have accompanied me in my life’s journey. I thank them for the happy times, and these memories are with me forever, that were made possible … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 2

One tip to being happy is to thank God for everything you have. Literally, I count my blessings, writing down the things I have in life that give me happiness. From the smallest, like a kiss, a hug, a smile, … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude – Day 1

In the great Christian tradition of novenas, I am starting today a nine-day preparation for Thanksgiving Day. All major and important holy days in Christianity are celebrated with a nine-day preparation, culminating with the feast itself. Gratitude is a deeply … Continue reading

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In the Image of the Divine

        Ang nilikha mong kariktan Sulyap ng ‘yong kagandahan       It thrills me to know that I am made in the image and likeness of God. It thrills me even more to realize that I … Continue reading

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True Faith Is Always Extraordinary

And the Apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would … Continue reading

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Our Greatest Fear

Our greatest fear is death, that someday we will be gone and be gone for good. That everything we have lived, worked for, will be gone forever. That all the good we have done, all the pains we have gone … Continue reading

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