I love those random memories that makes me smile; No matter what’s going on in my life right now.
It beats me to dwell with so much anticipation last month. I thought, I could write more articles and poetry since school vacation is at hand. This reminds me of the fact that, we could only do what we can, we cannot really stretch time or force it to be on our side.
This is actually a response to a Blogging Event called #mymonthlymemories hosted by a pretty blogger, Basant She of The Socially Anxious Extrovert. For more details, kindly click here. What an amazing way to keep track of what transpired every month. Nostalgia is one of the many wonderful things that we can do in this lifetime, wouldn’t you agree?
So, here I am looking back and making the most of the memories of last month’s account. March is great, no doubt about it. We’ve celebrated our youngest third birthday in a staycation.
I did tried my best to catch up with blogging events I usually partake every week like Three Line Tales and TANKA poetry challenge. I would be delighted if you’d spare a couple of minutes of your time to check my entries here. I am also glad to be able to write Tokens of Gratitude post (after forty eight years, gosh!). If you are interested to read it kindly click here.
I am still happy that with so many things that’s going on in my life right now, my blog is still thriving. As of to date, I already have 347 followers. One of my Tanka poetry – Mother had been reblogged at MorgEn Bailey – Creative Writing Guru blog. I am eternally grateful.
Lastly, I can’t help but share that I’ve finally landed a home-based job that would at least add a few extra bucks to my partner’s remittance abroad. I am getting the hang of working a transcription job these past few days, and I don’t wanna lose the momentum. Cheers to a prosperous April!
It is easy to wear a smile when life flows along like a river with crystal clear waters. Cheerfulness comes naturally and positive aura is written all over one’s face. It goes without saying that wearing a frown is as natural as breathing when everything goes dead wrong.
Truth be told, I am not the strong person I pretended to be. With all the crisis we’ve been going through since the beginning of this year, the demands of raising four children alone (physically, I mean. My partner abroad never fail to support us), and the pressure of finding a decent work from home job is making me feel so exhausted. I just want to disappear. However, holding on to my sanity and forcing myself to be someone with iron will is out of the question – God entrusted me with adorable little creatures I cannot just abandon.
Finding some ‘me’ time is not really an issue because I am not the type of housekeeper who’d die finishing all household chores before taking a break. I won’t let time beat me or at least that’s what I thought. Harsh as it is, reality speaks that time can never be tamed. Once it’s gone, we cannot take it back. No wonder, God created memories and dreams.
Today, I would like to express how grateful I am that God allowed me to cherish wonderful memories and to dream about wonderful things. It helps me escape my present reality for a moment and gives me the will to hold on, to see things in a positive perspective, and to hope that the best is yet to come.
Spring is drawing near Earth will be filled with cheers Guess it can’t be helped To cherish the memories we’ve shared Everytime this season appears
Cheers to my 22nd TANKA poetry so far! I am more than happy to partake in this wonderful activity hosted by a friend blogger, Kiwinanaof Ramblings of a Writer. For instructions, kindly click here. Have nice week!
Nothing beats an unplanned get away. March 14th 2017 marked our youngest son’s third birthday. As always, my children prefer to eat out, play arcades, and enjoy rides in a mall. Out of the blue, we’ve decided (I always involve my children with things like these to make sure they enjoy.) to go on a staycation.
staycation–a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
The place we’ve visited is quite far from home and since we don’t own a car we have to endure riding a PUJ (Public Utility Jeep) and a train station to reach our destination. Nevertheless, my children enjoyed the journey and the scenery.
Today, I’d want to express how grateful I am that God allowed us to experience wonderful moments in celebration of our bundle of joy’s third birthday. We, as parents would always find delight in seeing the happiness in our children’s faces much more when they enjoy life and make memories that we could cherish afterwards.
I would like to share this YouTube video I created and hoping that you’ll find inspiration in doing the things that would make you and your loved ones happy.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank God for His grace in giving my partner the ability to provide us with our needs and wants. I couldn’t be more thankful.
He’s long gone yet his smell still lingers I still feel his touch in my dreams His fading footsteps as he walk away I can’t open my mouth to beg him to stay I cried a river that very day Can’t stand looking at the doorway My life fell apart yet he’s etched in my heart Is this love more than lust? The burning desire in our eyes Our touch, it’s more hot than fire Seventh heaven in an instant Am I meant to love him from a distance? He’s taken, I can’t stand a chance…
It’s been about two days now that the first month of the year have ended. So abrupt that I haven’t even noticed it the other day. But if there’s one thing I won’t forget is doing #mymonthlymemories post. This would be my second year of doing this wonderful blogging activity hosted by a lovely blogger, Basant She. You may want to visit her blog, The Socially Anxious Extrovert and be entertained by her adventures about life.
I love those random memories that makes me smile no matter what’s going on in my life right now…
I must say that this month of the year have been great and I’ve found myself smiling almost everyday. Learning the wisdom of giving without expecting anything in return, looking at things in a positive way no matter how awful it might be, and seeing the good side of others even if they did me wrong gave me peace of mind and happiness beyond measure. We truly have the power to turn disaster to our own advantage!
I would like to share my favorite post this January entitled, Silver Pride an entry to WordPress, Daily Prompt – Shine. It clearly defines how someone could still shine in the midst of adversities. I believe that the ability to surpass trials and difficulties in this life depends on a person’s mindset and determination. And I’m pretty sure almost all of you would agree that a problem is not really a problem if there’s a solution. So whatever situation we are in no matter how tough or insurmountable it may seem, we shouldn’t lose hope. Instead of wallowing in self doubt or self pity, we should put our best foot forward to advance and keep on going. Life may give us a series of unfortunate events but as long as God is allowing us to breath, we can still be happy and make others happy.
I’d like to share a few things that makes me happy these days:
Cheers to a positive and happier February to all of us. I am grateful to God for all His grace. Having adorable and healthy children, and a very supportive partner is more than enough reason to celebrate life everyday.
This quote never fail to remind me of how things could be so extreme at times – be it good or bad. And today, things have gone from bad to worst. Truly, I am being tried on how I would deal with this blow. Until now, I am still trying to convince myself that I am just dreaming, that history would not repeat itself. If you’re following this blog for quite sometime now, you may already read one of my posts entitled ‘Sudden Twist‘ where I shared a story about how a pet could touch someone’s heart.
After what happened that time, I’ve been hesitant to get another puppy but since my children’s really fond of having a pet in the house, we bought ‘Maxie‘ (our second Chihuahua puppy) last December 10, 2016. She was one half month old then. Everything seems fine, she’s an adorable and energetic puppy and is fun to feed. Even giving her a bath is an easy task not to mention taking her outside for a walk in the morning. Then yesterday, we noticed that she’s not in her usual self, she seems so aloof and doesn’t want to eat. And her stool is watery. I took her to the vet this morning and have been diagnosed with Parvovirus – the same exact illness that struck our first puppy. I am truly broke – emotionally and financially. As of to date, she’d been given an antibiotic through IV and been confined in the clinic. According to the vet, there’s a fifty fifty chance of survival so we’re still hopeful she could make it.
I can’t help but wonder if this is just a coincidence or one of fate’s cruelty. When you are a stay at home mother of four children who relies with just enough remittance abroad from your partner and is always struggling to make both ends meet, it is really tough to deal with this kind of situation. Honestly, I am caught in a dilemma at the last minute of taking our puppy to the vet. I even asked myself if it is worth the risk? I do understand the cost and it would really leave my wallet empty however, I cannot just let the puppy die without giving it a chance. And besides I don’t want to see it die in my arms just like our first puppy, so with closed eyes I did gave it a go. God’s willing, it will survive and worst come to worst, at least I won’t have any regrets.
While writing this post, I just received a call from the veterinary clinic saying that the puppy didn’t make it. I was shocked, it took me a minute or two to respond. Maybe it’s not yet time for us to have a long term pet. Another heart break, I’d let it be for now. This too shall pass. I just pacify myself that even though she’s gone, all the fun memories we had with her would remain immortal.