It's been said that you always hear yourself better in quiet places. Away from the noise and chatter of the city, they say that if you intentionally soak yourself in nature, God seems to speak to you more clearly. I flew to Davao briefly last week, to find myself some peace and quiet because I … Continue reading Finding God in Hijo
I think it helps a lot if we consider everyone to be on loan to us. Child, spouse, partner, parent, lover, friend, colleague. When we think of relationships in this way, we will learn to value people more knowing that tomorrow the person may be gone, or that the relationship may be over. Lahat ay … Continue reading 50. Everything is on loan
I'm 52 years old now, and for the last 40 years, Basil's songs have been a constant companion. Last night, watching him, and hearing him sing the songs that we had all grown up with was one of the most memorable evenings of my life. Music takes us to places in our heart that we … Continue reading Basil Valdez and the Soundtrack of My Life
Midlife At some other point in my life, waking up to a day that's gray would make me feel blue. Today, I'm just grateful that those days are over. Maybe they'll pop up occasionally, which is expected. But in general, I've learned to take the beauty of each day, and each moment as it comes. … Continue reading A Beautiful Life
How wonderful to share the highs and lows, the losses and joys with someone whom you grew up with, someone whose known you all your life and with whom you have a shares history because you grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools, knew the same people growing up, and even speaks the same dialect that you do!