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Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Travel --- Happy, Happy Me (Part 4)


I don’t want to think that my travel time is about to end already.  Every ticking sound of the clock is so important to me because the opportunity to be with my family is so limited that I wish I can extend my vacation a little bit longer.  God really knows what is best for us.  Actually, He let me stay for three weeks more.  He has a reason why He wants me to stay --  to finish the things I need to do.  He knows I still have another important thing to do. There’s no more alibi for me to postpone it, so I have to do it now, while I still have the chance.  There’s no other person who can do it, except ME.

I have learned a  lesson from my eldest brother’s untimely death almost two years ago. He had unfinished task left behind to his wife—the future of their 5 children especially, his youngest son. Though we can never tell when an accident will happen, but we need to be prepared in all aspects of our life by taking advantage of all the chances being given to us by God, that is, ---  TIME.


How many times in our life have we postponed doing something worthy or any goodness to anybody?  Do we always say, “I will do it, but later… (until we forget doing it already)” or “Yes, I will do it now…” 

On the spiritual side, how often do we say, “Thank you, Lord for all your blessings,” in spite of the trials or problems that come our way?

On the human side, how often do we say, “Thank you,” to our parents who have worked so hard to provide the things we need?  

How many times have we forgotten to kiss someone we love or care about before we go to our work or job?

How many times have we forgotten to say, “I’m sorry,” to someone whom we hurt whether emotionally or physically?

How many times have we forgotten to say, “Thank you for the nice meal,” to our mother or household helper for the hard work of preparing even a simple food on the table everyday?

How many times have we forgotten to say,  “I love you,” to our parents regardless of their shortcomings or faults?

How many times have we forgotten to appreciate things that were done for us and still hold grudges against the person?

How many times have we thought of ourselves only and not other’s concerns also?

How many times have we done something wrong and have kept on doing the same offense?

How many times have we not learned from our own mistakes or bad experiences?

How well have we managed our own relationship with our spouse and children?

How well have we managed our relationship with others?

How well have we managed our relationship with our parents?

How well have we managed the future of our children?

How well have we guided and protected our children?

How well have we taken care of our old parents?

How well have we taken care of our sick family members or others?

How well have we managed to set aside our ill feelings for the sake of family unity?

How well have we managed the wealth or blessings given to us?

How well have we managed to look at our own shortcomings or faults and be less judgmental to others?

How well have we shown respect and appreciation to our family members aside from others?

How well have we managed our time to spend with family members no matter how far you are or how busy you are?


Being with my children, grandchildren, my mother, brother, family members, and friends is indescribable. I really appreciate their precious time they spent for me. No matter how busy they are, my children always call to pick me up at my mother's house during weekends. If I don’t have any schedule during weekdays with my friends or family members, I make myself busy by doing my passion – crocheting. I recently posted my new project with my youngest granddaughter as my model—SWIMWEAR COVER UP. (-.-) Hey, I'm proud to say, this project previously became #9 in Top Children Projects posted as "Child's Swim Suit Cover Up," and  #2 in Top Seasonal Crochet Projects (an ebook about 16 Summer Crochet Patterns), all in What’s Hot (May 22, 2013) at All Free Crochet.  For updates, other projects like, CLOVER HONEY BEAR HOLDER posted as "Clover Honey Bear," was #5 in Top Home Decorating Projects (October 24, 2013), BASKET-STYLED ZOE POUCH posted as "Butterfly Garden Basket,was #1 in Top Children’s Project (April 12, 2014)and CHRISTMAS HANGING DECOR posted as "Starbuster Photo Frame," was #5 in Top Home Decorating Projects (2013) and #1 in Top Christmas Crochet Projects (October 11, 2013) as “Holiday Wall D├ęcor,” all in What's Hot at All Free CrochetI also appreciate the support of my family and friends in the pursuit of my passion.  I'm also very thankful to all viewers who have appreciated my projects. (-.-)
 
 
Here are some precious moments I’m proud to share to all:
  


Shangrila (a)
With family members during my special day;


Sonya's Garden (a)


Sonya's Garden (b)
With my elder daughter, her family, and my son during my thanksgiving day;


Kamameshi
With my eldest daughter, son-in-law, and my mother during the farewell dinner for my son;

  
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  Moving-Up Day 


With my elder daughter, son-in-law, and my granddaughter during her moving-up day;


Shangrila (b)


Shangrila (c)
With family members during my nephew’s birthday celebration;


Horseback Riding 
Baguio City


Camp John Hay Country Club (a)
Baguio City


Camp John Hay Country Club (b)
Baguio City


Thunderbird
La Union
With my elder brother and his children during Holy Week;



With my eldest daughter, son-in-law and my 2 grandsons;




And with my closest friends and their children.

Everything we do or don’t want to do is a matter of choice.  What is left of us to do even in a limited time is a still considered an opportunity even up to the last minute. We are capable of doing something possible that was previously impossible for us to do. Otherwise, feeling regretful is always very painful at the end.

To have time is possible, so is change. Time is creativity and productivity.  Time is sharing and loving. Time is consoling and supporting. Time is healing and forgiving. Time is for everyone. Let us make the best out of it.  

Related Personal Travels:

Happy, Happy Me Travels:
   Introduction - Happy, Happy Me                
      Part Two                                                 
  Part Three                                                              
  Part Five                                                     
  Part One – Japan (2014)                            
  Part Three – Japan (2016)                         
      Part Four –Japan (2016)     

Wonderful One-day Trips:
   Part Two




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