Ah……love, love, love…..love is everywhere! Everyone is “love-struck” when it comes to affairs of the heart, particularly on Valentine’s day! Every year, most of us consciously celebrate this special day to extraordinarily show love and affection to our loved ones, family, friends and even to ourselves in so many ways. The fortunate ones will take extra effort to make the occasion more special and memorable by taking a break to spend a “love holiday”, eating out at a fine dining restaurant, exchanging lavish gifts coupled with flowers and chocolates and other random acts of romance. Others would simply backtrack and … Continue reading The Beauty of Real Love!
Once upon a time, I had this kind of love Where “I’m sorry” was often uttered “Sorry” I missed to send flowers and messages And to have missed and cheered your day!” But love is never having to say you’re sorry Rather, it should have compassion and understanding As Love forgives, understands mistakes, failures and limitations It is pure and heart centered which melts ego away! Loving someone is the most beautiful thing I’ve experienced so far Without love, my life would have been like a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal Yes, it is a complicated thing; odd sometimes … Continue reading What Love Means To Me….
A year has passed after powerful Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda”) severely hit certain islands in the Philippiness (specifically Leyte and Samar) on that fateful early morning of November 8, 2013. Based on accounts, Yolanda was the strongest typhoon recorded in recent history. It left approximately 8,000 people dead, about 1 and a half million (1.47million) families affected (less than a million displaced) and about 1.17 million houses damaged. Most of the victims and survivors have still vivid harrowing memories of what happened on how the 315kph winds and 380kph gusts lashed the said places, leaving behind a trail of death and … Continue reading Reminiscing Unfriendly Haiyan (“Yolanda”): A Yea After
When I opened the Bible (which I seldom do as most of the time my research activities are done on the Web) to check on Gospel readings for July, it surprisingly opened to where Chapter 13 of St. Matthew is inscribed, the Parable of the Sower! While this Parable may be one of the well known Bible stories, I am just not so keen about it. I don’t know why it happened that the said page was the first to open up but I felt there was a purpose, probably it was a challenge posed to me by God on … Continue reading Be Good “Soils”: The Challenge of the “Sower”
Featured Article: By L.F-Posecion (Contributor) A centuries-0ld popular spiritual tradition, the May Flower Festival or Flores de Mayo (as fondly called by Filipino Catholics throughout the globe ) is celebrated every month of May, a time of offering flowers in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This tradition dates back during the Spanish era when it was first introduced to Filipinos by the Spaniards. The procession during the May Flower festival which is also known as “Santacruzan” forms part of the festivity and said to have originated during the time of St. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, 300 … Continue reading FLORES DE MAYO: A JOYFUL FESTIVITY
In non-tropical countries, Easter season occurs during springtime and springtime comes immediately after winter. It is during this season of the year, when cold days are fading and sun starts shining brightly, rivers coming back to life, animals are roaming again freely from hibernation, lifeless brown trunks starting to put on leaves and flowers blooming once again. What a sight to behold! One of the memorable events I recall about Easter time happened during my childhood days. People were looking forward for Easter season to witness the re-enactment of the meeting of Jesus and Mary after His Resurrection. I remember … Continue reading Easter Sunday – MyUsefulTips Joyful Reflection!
Springtime has officially begun two days ago. While the cool crisp air is still hovering around, the smiling sun has powerfully come out from the horizon making my days warm, brighter and cheerful . Before, I dreaded the scorching heat and the humid climate in the eastern part of the globe that I would usually pine for cold spring and fall season days. It is only now that I realize the importance of sunlight, after long months of winter hibernation. Nevertheless, I am still grateful that my body has naturally and easily adapted to the 4 seasons that West has. Before … Continue reading My Useful Do-It Yourself Tips For Springtime: Low Cost, High Class Flower Arrangement