To the Man who taught me about real love

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How do I start this post without getting teary-eyed? Kinda hard so I will just let it flow. When I talk about my parents, my feelings overflow like a dam full of water. I know we should not question God but I end up however. I ask Him, “Who am I and what I have done to deserve such lovely parents?”. As I grow older and every time I come home during the weekends I find out more and more about the answers. God gave them to me because He knew I can’t survive without them. He knew exactly that Dad and Mom would be the perfect parents who will guide me in this challenge called life. I may have failed you at times because I have this motto of “following my hearts desire” but you always understood 🙂 God gave me both of you so I can grow, inspire and affect people in a positive way.

Daddy, thank you for always treating me as mermaid and for teaching me how to swim. You see, it’s more than that. I can’t imagine all the moments I am connected with the earth by just floating into the water. At times with eyes closed and more often with the stars above the sky. You maybe man of few words when it comes to serious talks but you were so right when you said “Anak, kung kayo talaga, magkakabalikan kayo. Kung hindi, hindi talaga”. I cried endlessly when I heard them from you, somewhat it killed me but those words were raw and pure. I know you don’t want me to feel the hurt and you want to put a band aid on my bleeding heart but still you told me the truth. You were the one who explained it all, ‘that true love fights and at times it will hurt’ .

Please, do not worry so much about me if I’m 28 and still single. That recent line that you dropped on my birthday week “Aba Anak, mag asawa ka, mahirap ang walang kasama sa buhay pagtanda”, made me laugh. I know you want the best for me but time will unfold itself. I want a marriage like mom and yours. Were things can be made calm even under a stormy weather. You will walk me down the aisle… When the time is right.

Thank you Daddy for being the greatest. May God bless you with healthy years ahead. I have so much memories with you stored in this heart of mine. All of them were colorful like the rainbow. We love you so. I love you so. I will always be your beautiful little mermaid. Happy Birthday 🙂

Be the fountain, be the blessing!

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. – Sophia Loren

Often I would receive personal “thank you’s” from different people, mostly friends and people whom I do not know at all. They said I bring laughter, love, youth and positivity into their lives (never thought that by being this crazy makes myself and the people around me so happy). It’s always heart warming when someone comes up to me and say I am a blessing to their life. I have received a lot and up to now I still do. So today, I would like to say my “thank you” to those who look up to me as a source of life and inspiration. You also shaped me into something wonderful. do not worry, I will continue to shower the people around me and those I am bound to meet with love and wisdom.

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

One of the highest places I have reached, Capones Island Lighthouse, Zambales Philippines

Traveling (and all that’s in between) inspires me to write, it takes my spirit to greater heights and I see a new perspective each time. A different place, a quiet sunrise, a colorful sunset with different people in all walks of life add up to the never-ending search for that inner peace. The wind on my face, the salty smell of the ocean, the sand on my toes, the flying fireflies, the innocent smile of a stranger creates a whole new story that I can share. I am a firm believer that one must travel to get lost and be found.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

“She enjoys rain for its wetness, winter for its cold, summer for its heat. She loves rainbows as much for fading as for their brilliance. It is easy for her, she opens her heart and accepts everything.” 

― Morgan Llywelyn, Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish

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On our flight back to Manila, I was happy to be seated near the plane window. There’s a certain feeling that I get when I watch clouds move. Yesterday, I got a little surprise, aside from clouds, I saw a rainbow. How lucky can I get right? ♥

We all have our own rain showers and storms (and even thunderstorms) in our lives, but we shall not forget, that there will always be a rainbow after the rain. It signifies renewal, she’s whispering “Hey the clouds may seem dark but look at me, I am beautiful, like you. Never ever give up”.

Things end for a reason, a time of renewal is a time of strength, faith and hope. Forget the past and its web of sorrow. Be strong than ever and make your days count. Forgive yourself for your shortcomings and live like never before.

~~~ Check out my other Weekly Photo Challenge ~~~

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