November 30, 2010

Pondering a dream

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The other day, I woke up panting and remembering a dream. I dreamed that I was in my Uncles house in Bohol. It was raining hard, very hard with thunder and lightning. My family is in one room, we grouped together because we felt cold and the wind was strong. Suddenly, there was a sound of broken glasses and plates in the kitchen. When I went there, I saw a small head of a snake. But it went creeping inside, it saw me. Its body grew longer and bigger. A yellow snake with black prints in it. I ran to the living room, I told my family to flee to our neighbors house. Let the snake aim to me. Then I went out, wet and raining hard, I ran and ran, and when I looked back, the snake was fast catching up to me. Then suddenly I flew on the top of the electric pole. The snake is trying to climb. I said to myself, hey, I can jump this high, so I can jump to the top of those high gates of our neighbor. The snake is getting pissed. It curled like a spring and tried to jump high as it can. There was a jeepney, that I thought it might hit snake, but the snake was able to get away from it. Still eyeing on me. I jumped to the roof of our last neighbors house. I was tired, cold and wet, catching up my breath because I jumped too high and long distance. When I looked back, the snake was already in font of my face. Its mouth opened wide, very big mouthed for a small headed snake. I went inside its mouth in a charging position, then I remember how Captain sparrow killed Kraken in Pirates of the Carribean movie II. Then I remembered some sword fight in Kung Fu movies, I felt I had two swords in my hand. I slashed with the swords and divide the snake into two. All of a sudden, I woke up. It's Sunday, thank God, No  paper route. But man, what a dream!

Have you woke up one day remembering your dream? My mother used to interpret my dreams. She said, if I dream about snakes, it means someone is in deep envy to me. I can not think who. But I hope, who ever he or she may be, hope we can meet and spend fun time together for a while.

November 29, 2010

Inspirational Quotes to Remember

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When life gets difficult,
When task becomes tiring,
When you are about to give up,
Remember that the snail get to Noah's ark inch by inch.



In the same house live the two
The Soul and the Lord
Even in each other's company
And yet how strange
They never speak the one to the other.

Guru Aryan Dev

November 23, 2010

Couples corner: What we are thankful for

We are thankful to God for all the blessings and the trials and pains we have passed through this year. I am thankful that me and husband are still intact and we are going stronger everyday. I am thankful to my husbands love because it has been the fuel of my love tank. There are times we have fights, but I am thankful that we mend our hearts easily back to each other through patience, perseverance and prayers. I am thankful to all of our friends who kept us in their prayers. Their love and support makes us stronger too. I am thankful to our dear loved ones specially to our families who kept on reaching their love through wisdom and prayers and all the support they gave us as well. They made us feel loved. And I also thank God and keep on praying that we may continue in good health and spiritually nurtured through His divine passages and guidance.

November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving inspirations

I asked my husband one time why is it that you are all celebrating Thanksgiving season here in America? He told me a long winding story of the past about the pilgrims, indians and harvest. Anyway, I thought of passing this few lines that I read in the Thanksgiving holiday section article of

"The Pilgrims set ground at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620. Their first winter was devastating. At the beginning of the following fall, they had lost 46 of the original 102 who sailed on the Mayflower. But the harvest of 1621 was a bountiful one. And the remaining colonists decided to celebrate with a feast -- including 91 Indians who had helped the Pilgrims survive their first year. It is believed that the Pilgrims would not have made it through the year without the help of the natives. The feast was more of a traditional English harvest festival than a true "thanksgiving" observance. It lasted three days."

I asked him, do people celebrate their thanks as well to God? I am thinking of how we feast in Philippines wherein if there is a Saint or patron of the catholic church, every houses prepare food to their visitors of any kind. He said, sad to say, only a few think that way.

I am touched of the article in the MOPS newsletter I got last Wednesday. It said the following,

"We teach our children to say please and thank you as rediments of courtesy, yet it is so easy to be rude and unthinking toward God. How often we forget to gratefully acknowledge his goodness towards us."

What a very mindful wisdom, I thought. In this world, many people are busy, busy preparing celebrations and buying presents, but we also have to think to spend our days in church. We have to personally visit and thank God in the Blessed Sacrament, for all the blessings that He has bestowed to each and every one of us alive. I notice a few people do it, even after mass at church. We should not forget to genuflect, even for a short sweet and heart to heart time with God, in sacred places where we see Him, including in our home altars.

Anyhow, as the Christmas season arrives, we will also not forget to honor the sweet Baby Jesus and His Holy Family, who sacrificed their lives for Gods love to all mankind.

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November 14, 2010

Marina: Inspirational Quotes



What is initiative? I'll tell you: It is doing the right thing without being told. But next to doing the right thing without being told is to do it when you are told once. A great philosopher once said: "Initiative is the pass-key that opens the door to opportunity." I do not recall who this philosopher was, but I know that he was great because of the soundness of his statement.

"What helped you over the great obstacles of life?" was asked of a highly successful man. "The other obstacles," he replied.


November 12, 2010

Mirror on the Wall

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I got an article that deals with this issue:

The title is How Females Look in the Mirror.

Age 8: Looks at herself and sees herself as Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty.

Age 15: Looks at herself and sees herself as Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty/Cheerleader or sees fat/ugly. (Mom I can't go to school looking like this!)

Age 20: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too/short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she's going anyway.

Age 30: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she goes anyway.

Age 40: Looks at herself and sees" too fat/too thin, too short/ too tall too straight/ too curly" but says: " At least I'm clean and goes anyway.

Age 50: Looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to.

Age 60: Looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.

Age 70: Looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter and ability goes out and enjoys life.

Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.

That's the way to live life.

But why wait until 80 to develop this attitude?

Beauty is in the character not on the skin.

A wise guy says: Beauty always comes from within- within jars, tubes and compacts. That's not what I mean.


True beauty is that which reflects the beauty of Her Maker.

A godly life and a great positive disposition.

Who can resist such charm?

You don't need those low waist-hip hugging-panty revealing jeans to be beautiful.

Show the love of Christ and exhibit His character by being a woman of virtue and I can assure you you're BEAUTIFUL anytime all the time.

So relax. Be happy and be beautiful.

November 9, 2010

Winter inspirations

Hi guys, I just looked back on the pictures I got in winter last year. Welcome to our house. The first picture is the entrance of our cozy home. Somehow, it made me wondered why the winter is slow to start this year. It is not because I am excited, I do not like winter either, it is because that it means it will be a long winter ahead of us? Oh well, I look forward on Spring next year when winter comes. Here are a few winter inspirations from what Ruth Seebeck, passed in my email today.
 To everything there is a season, and a time
to every purpose under heaven. ~ Ecc. 3:1
 If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
Prosperity would not be so welcome.
~ Anne Bradstreet
No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.
~ Hal Borland

November 8, 2010

Seasons and my Life

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I was touched by the email I got today. It is from Ruth Seebeck, a Christian Life coach. I was able to hear her as a speaker when I attended Mothers of preschoolers in our area. And I am glad that I was able to subscribe her email to receive wisdom and  inspirational thoughts. I just thought of passing my insights here in this blog.

She spoke of "Seasonal change" about the weather in her area lately. She then compare and contrast that seasons happened to her life as well. I was moved by that, since the title of this blog is about Seasons and seasonings. My Mama and I agreed about it a couple days ago and she wanted the old title to come back instead of the new title that I changed a few weeks ago. Anyway, that is how I reflect my life too. It's a series of Seasons. There are spring and summer times, like the successful achievements and happy moments that happened to my life. There are Autumn and Winter times, like the struggles and whenever obstacles come to my life. The seasons helped me reflect of how my life is progressing. It also helped me to be patient on its changes.

How about you guys, do you feel the same way too?

November 2, 2010

Couples corner: Glimpse of our future (Pre-wedding)

My husband and I knew each other through a mutual close friend of my family. He was in his venture to find a woman whom he can spend with his life with. And me, I was in my pure singlehood. I'm serious and no boy friend what so ever. I'm a late bloomer really. My relatives even teased me that I will get married early, and I guess they're right. Anyhow, my Papa is very strict. And my Mama is different from him. She is broad minded about the idea of me to have at least a boy friend someday because she don't want me to become an old lady. By the time my husband wrote his first letter to me, I was in my 19th age. I was really nervous because I even didn't know how to handle a relationship. But then, I didn't give up and time had it's way of space that our friendship bloomed from a rose bud to a full beautiful flower. As we exchange snail mails, email, text messages and calls during those times, flashes of pictures came to my mind. I read marriage books and was so high in my ideals. I observe married couples and their families. Then I thought of doing ballroom dancing together when he told me that he can dance. I thought of bike riding together, me in his back while he drive. I thought of he can fix things in the house like my father. I thought of listening piano music all day because he knows how to play piano. I am even getting nervous to meet his parents and friends because he is more mature than I am and they might look down on me because I'm so young and just a beginner about handling relationships. And then, I keep on dreaming, like we could probably have kids someday. Yay, a mixed breed! Then we could eat, play and pray together. He will be the head, and I will act as a vice president in our family and etc. Geesh! I am too ambitious, don't I? Oh well, it took lots of patience for us to tie our knot after 2 and a half years of getting to know each other. Madali nga lang if I just count it with two fingers, but for us, it's like it has been a long time. Thank God, we survived!

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