Blessed at 24

24 years

of Your faithfulness.

288 months

of life’s both blessings and mess.

8,760 days

or even more,

I will sing

of your praise,

until that day

when my soul to You will soar.

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DAY 50 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am grateful for the life that God has given me.

At exactly 12:05 PM today, I’ll officially turn 24. 🙂

My heart’s full of gratefulness for the years that have passed.

And it is full of hope for more years my life will last.

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First Forever

First princess

for them, that’s me.

First forever

that’s them, for me.

I am a champion

among millions of racers.

They are conquerors

of life’s stumbling glaciers.

I am a dreamer

chasing high goals.

They’re the cheerleaders

who pushes me to brawl.

I will marry and

have family someday.

But surely they will be

with me all the way.

Because, first princess

for them, that’s me.

And first forever

that’s them, for me.

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DAY 49 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, the penultimate day of my 50-day series, I am grateful for the two persons who are responsible for my existence, my dearest Tatay and Nanay.

Their lives are my life’s greatest answered prayer.

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Six Sibs

Six sibs 

that’re like assorted fruits

from one seed.

I am the eldest,

sometimes bossy,

but never careless.

The second’s

a bit bitchy

yet insanely funny.

The third’s

the most pretty

well, she looks like me! 😀

The fourth’s

a black beauty,

sometimes she’s lazy.

The fifth’s

the only boy,

yes, he’s so playful.

The last’s

our little Jemi,

she dearly calls me mommy.

Yes, we are six sibs,

an assortment of fruits

from one seed.

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DAY 47 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am thankful for my five siblings. 🙂

They are the built-in bestfriends and babies that God has given me. 🙂

~

One

When everything’s

been said and

done

I’ll still choose you

my only

one.

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DAY 47 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am thankful to my dearest. I’ve express my gratefulness for him on the Day 1 of my 50-day series.

But he’s a blessing that I count twice.

~

 

Soulmates

Friends are the siblings God never gave us. – Mencius


Three mothers

each given

with three daughters.

Three daughters

each given

with three unique faces.

Three faces

each given

with three different set of eyes.

Three sets of eyes 

each given

with unique shades and hue.

Yet, behind those eyes,

an interweave soul grew.

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DAY 45 and 46 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am grateful for the soulmates that I have. ❤

SOUL SISTERS. (L-R) Eck, Rosema, Rica

Basically, we’re college friends. But years after school’s done and our friendship remained, actually it has evolved into something deep and true, we all know that ‘college friends’ will be an understatement.

We’ve been through some tough roads. Cliché as it may sound, those stumbling blocks made our friendship better, deeper, more mature.

With all flaws and shortcomings, differences and uniqueness, we learned to understand and communicate. Because friendship doesn’t require identical personalities, it requires complementary individuals. 

I am more than grateful to have these two beautiful ladies, my food buddies, my travel companions, my spiritual guides, my laughter generators, my best friends, my sisters, my soulmates!

~

Teammates

It could have been harder,

if you weren’t around.

Toxic could’ve been more bitter,

if to meet, we’re not bound.

Work’s not a competition,

for us, this is true.

It is not our mission,

to know who’s best and argue.

So I guess,

today,

let me

thank you.

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DAY 44 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am grateful for my workmates! 🙂

I think there is no job that’s isn’t tough, but the burden becomes lighter when you’re surrounded by great people. 

And I am blessed that I had the best workmates since my first job until now, here at my present work.

My co-teachers. ❤
Tihik girls! 😀
My Upspring PR family! ❤

They’re my team mates and forever friends. ❤

Today, what are you grateful for? 

~

Tiring fulfillment

I am grateful for my job.

My brain would feel different,

’cause it’s mostly drained.

My eyes would surely be tepid,

’cause they’re always tired.

But my heart’s been happy,

the moment I was hired.

Draining?

Yes, it surely is.

Tiring?

Yes, it definitely is.

But…

satisfying,

yes, it is,

 fulfilling,

I’d say yes.

That is why

I am indeed grateful for my job.

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DAY 42 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am grateful for my job. 🙂

I guess, my poem have said a lot already, and I’ve mentioned my reflected answer, too. Okay, I’ll shut up now.

~

 

 

 

 

 

Hurts like Hell

Even when my strength is lost
I’ll praise You
Even when I have no song
I’ll praise You
Even when it’s hard to find the words
Louder then I’ll sing Your praise

Even when the fight seems lost
I’ll praise You
Even when it hurts like hell
I’ll praise You
Even when it makes no sense to sing
Louder then I’ll sing Your praise

Lyrics from Hillsong United’s praise song “Even When It Hurts

All copyright belongs to Hillsong United

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DAY 43 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am grateful for Hillsong United.

I am a proud Christian, but that doesn’t mean I am holy. That doesn’t mean my life has been all about blessings and accomplishments. It isn’t.

I’ve mentioned in several posts the struggles that I’ve been through, about my Tatay, my Nanay, my family’s financial woes and my journey towards my dream.

Life has never been easy, but ever since I was a child, I took comfort in songs.

I can remember how I cried out while singing every Sunday, for those seven long months when I’ve been failing every job interview and job exams. I can remember how I cried out begging God for my Tatay’s and even Nanay’s life.

Now, as I recall them, I am so grateful for the songs written not just for the happy days or blessings. I am grateful for Hillsong United’s songs that you can sing, even when it hurts.

~

 

Fearful, Fearless

No!

I said I will never ever see you again.

But I have no choice.

You’re the only option, no one else but you.

Dive!

I said as I embark into a journey of improbability.

Safe or not, I have no choice.

You’re unsteady, but you’re my only option.

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DAY 41 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am grateful that I survived MRT for three days!

Photo’s mine.

MRT or Manila Metro Rail Transit System is a rapid transit system of Metro Manila, Philippines and is composed of a single line that runs in the general direction along the north and south lanes of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). 

That statement is from Wikipedia and I guess I would not agree that it is rapid. Rapid refers to something so fast, our train system isn’t fast! (Though it is faster compared to commuting because the EDSA traffic is surely chaotic.)

Nonetheless, I have always been fearful of riding this train because of its often glitches. It has breakdown most of the time and it has crashed into its barrier last year, which left a lot injured!

Riding MRT is truly a fearful journey, but you have to be fearless, because you have no choice. 

P.S.

Second Ride was actually written during an MRT ride yesterday morning. So I guess my creative juices are not exclusive for buses? 😀

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