October 30, 2010

Words to Live By

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Before I went to the Cathedral in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines to attend the 12 noon Holy Mass, I bought some food for my lunch. I happened to see some beautiful writings. I want to share this with my readers of this blog. I also posted a short history of St. Simon and St. Jude Thaddeus.


"Life is a gift of God.
In the process, God wants us to be happy.
Happiness is a consequence of rendering service to others.
To serve others means making their lives useful, caring, meaningful and joyous.
To serve others is to touch other people's lives."
Isidro D. CariƱo
"MONEY is the bottomless sea
in which honor, conscience and truth may be drowned."
Koslov
"Don't dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
"

Last October 28, 2010, is the Feast of the Apostles Saint Simon (the Zealot) and Saint Jude Thaddeus, a brother of St. James the Less, a cousin to Jesus called Lebbeus (the Courageous) preached the Gospel, the first in Egypt, the second in Mesopotamia. They both suffered martyrdom in Persia in the first century. St. Jude wrote a short Epistle in which he exhorts the faithful to beware of heretics.

October 27, 2010

Couples Corner: I will do it tomorrow

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I miss joining Mommy Liz's Meme! Been busy po talaga because I'm attending Art classes. I'm settling down with my schedule now. Will make it up with you guys. I will be visiting you.

My hubby is a prompt kind of a person. If what's needed to be done, he will do it before the deadline. If there's something he feels he can't, he will ask if he can do it on the next day. But that's rare to happen. Like washing dishes, if he sees it. He does it. I am the one who always stay home so there are things that I schedule for like laundry on Wednesday night and Saturday night. But most of my time, I spent reading craft books that I want to try and oh yes, tantararan, blogging. hehehe. I admit, self study on crafts and blogging is time consuming, but I love it. It's the only fun thing for me to do aside from juggling George on my side or horse back riding with him at home. I should really get myself more organized.

October 22, 2010

Oh so colorful Autumn

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I am fascinated with our area's Fall season this year. So much light and colorful leaves! Here are my pictures to share. Here's also a lovely poem by Robert Savino's "October Opal."

October is here, once again,
barely transcending the threshold of autumn.
The maple is turning yellow to orange, to red,
soon to be bared by winter.
 
Ah winter, when blankets of bliss
cover spoon-fit bodies,
flickering sparks to flames. . .
until love of spring gardens
becomes the rapture of summer bloom.

 And looking from outside-in,
beyond recognizable beauty,
the ruby of jewels glows bright,
pumping currents of rivers red,
deep into the wells of every extremity.
Our chest fills with laughter.

 When apart, even so brief,
this season stays with you,
whether I am or not
and your voice with me,
through wind’s immutable breath.


October 18, 2010

Autumns Best Quotes

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October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
 Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence
 Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.  Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.  ~Samuel Butler
Have a beautiful Fall season everyone!

October 15, 2010

ANYWAY

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Last Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, I went to the office of my lawyer. This is in connection with the preparation of a Joint Affidavit for the conversion of the body of my multi cab from pick-up to a passenger type. We were waiting for a while because there were some clients ahead of us. During my wait, something catches my attention on the frame that they hang on their wall. I would like to share this with my readers of this blog. It reads as follows:

PEOPLE ARE UNREASONABLE,
ILLOGICAL AND SELF-CENTERED.
LOVE THEM ANYWAY.

IF YOU DO GOOD,
PEOPLE WILL ACCUSE YOU OF SELFISH
ULTERIOR MOTIVES.
DO GOOD ANYWAY.

IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL,
YOU WIN FALSE FRIENDS AND TRUE ENEMIES.
SUCCEED ANYWAY.

THE GOOD YOU DO TODAY
WILL BE FORGOTTEN TOMORROW.
DO GOOD ANYWAY.

HONESTY AND FRANKNESS
MAKE YOU VULNERABLE.
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY.

WHAT YOU SPEND YEARS BUILDING
MAYBE DESTROYED OVERNIGHT.
BUILD ANYWAY.

PEOPLE REALLY NEED HELP,
BUT MAY ATTACK YOU IF YOU HELP THEM.
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY.

GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE
AND YOU'LL GET KICKED IN THE TEETH.
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU'VE GOT ANYWAY.


October 4, 2010

The Sun and Its Task as Manufacturer of Vitamins

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Who will be able to live without the sun? How sad this world would be if the firmament were all clouds! The earth lacks "something" when the solar rays charged with mysterious energies of life, do not shine on men and animals and all nature with all its trees, shrubs, plants, flowers and herbs.

Is it only the salute it wants to give to the earth that the sun shine day after day? Or does it continue its restless appearance yet" for another better end?" Surely! Since the light sent by GOD gives strength to all living things on this earth, whether they be men, animals or plants. All takes "something" from the sun. Even the air and the very atmosphere always need the solar light which gives life so that they do not become paralyzed in their work as carrier of the very important elements of life, like OXYGEN.

Should the sun cease to appear, the consequences are lethal. The earth would freeze, there will be no oxygen, all vegetables will dry up and all living things will perish. All this is due to the mysterious "Something" that will disappear if the sun will not shine. We should like to call that "something" energies of life. These God-given solar energies of the life are transformed to SUBSTANCES OF LIFE, as we like to call them as they penetrate vegetables and other products like berries, fruits, and cereals.

Science calls these substances "vitamins." There are various kinds-- 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E'. etc.

Vegetables, fruits and cereals contain vitamins but not always in the same amount. Some contain vitamins that are completely lacking in others. The percentage of their contents of vitamins can be distinct. From here it is clearly seen that solar energies of life in their development to diverse kind of "substances of life" (vitamins) depend also on the material in which they penetrate. God placed everything in its proper place, and everything has to do its predetermined work. Here we again see the wonder of God.

Without these "substances of life" life could not exist for a long time, whether it be of vegetation or of life in general, of men and animals, neither could the earth continue to exist if the sun placed by God as the mother of light, "of heat" and "of the energies of life" which we call, THE DISTINGUISHED MANUFACTURER OF THE SUBSTANCES OF LIFE (VITAMIN) , will not shine.

All countries without exception, punish thieves and assassins. But not one country punishes food manufacturers (who are always inspired by the prospect of gain) who add chemical products into fruits and vegetables and in the process remove their natural substances which are developed under the manufacturing power of the sun. What the manufactures do no explain to the buyer of their food products is that they eliminate the natural substances of the fruits or vegetables derived from the sun. In their attempt to make the rice look as white as possible, they grind, peel and polish the rice and separate the husk from the grain. In the preparation of food cereals, the substances are further removed in the process of cooking. What many do not know is that there is nothing to be gained by adding too much hot and prejudicial spices to food. When cooking stew, cover the pot well so that the substances are not wasted away.

Civilized man eats more than necessary, in effect over working his intestinal digestive organ. Instead of introducing 50 to 70 grams of protein daily, the majority take double amount. Instead of eating only 50 to 60 grams of greasy substances, everyday they consume 100 to 150 grams. Such eating pattern causes damage to the body METABOLISM and results in the formation of GALL STONES.

Lack of vitamins causes poor health, inflammation in the mouth, hard and stiff articulations, hemorrhage, scurvy, decayed teeth, irritability, lack of vigor, and retarded growth.

Vitamins should be taken immediately. They are found in the juices of orange, lemon, raw cabbage and tomato.