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October 1, 2008

It’s October already!!!

stirling, scotland

stirling, scotland

October is the month I love the most! Because this is my birth month. And, ehems … I have a secret as well related to October. But I think that secret is not bloggable so I won’t write about it here. Not yet. Anyway, October was already my favorite even before that secret 🙂 So ok, it will be my birthday soon. I will be counting and adding another year to my age. Just a number. Well, what do you think? When I was in high  school I had a classmate who was born on the same day. Her name is Pansang, nickname for Esperanza. Such a nice name. She is a sweet girl with a nice singing voice. Always smiling, with a delightful laugh. I remember her clearly ‘coz we have the same birthday.

Christmas away from home...

Christmas away from home...

So back to the month of October. I know I am a bit late about this but I want to write about it just now, since it is October. It is now the “…ber” months, and in the Philippines, it signals that Christmas is approaching. Actually starting in September, people start doing some Christmas stuff already, i.e.  playing carols, writing gift lists, practicing for Christmas shows, etc. Even though I am not in the Philippines now I can still celebrate Christmas. I have learned a long time ago that it is not in the decorations and the trimmings, but in the heart, in knowing the truth of Christmas, that we can feel the true essence of the season. So no matter where I am I can still feel the spirit and joy of Christmas. It’s of course fun and nice to be with family and friends and especially to be in the Philippines at Christmas time. No doubt about that.

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

In temperate parts of the world October is the start of autumn/fall season, when the leaves change into a variety of colors. It is a nice sight and gives one a feeling of awe and amazement. When I first experienced that in Scotland it gave me a feeling of peace and silent joy! And it was good since in Scotland it was so cold and sometimes dark but the colors bring some brightness to each day. This is God’s way of saying that despite the dump there is something brighter; despite the despair there is hope, always.

June 21, 2008

50 Promises for Marriage

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Somebody sent me this by email and I think it is worth reading. These are just some practical ideas which will make married life exciting day by day. Just 50, as there are still many more that makes a marriage …

1.Start each day with a kiss. 2.Wear your wedding ring at all times. 3.Date once a week. 4.Accept diffrences. 5.Be polite. 6.Be gentle. 7.Give gifts. 8.Smile Often. 9.Touch. 10.Talk about dreams. 11.Select a song that can be “our song”. 12.Give back rubs. 13.Laugh together. 14.Send a card for no reason. 15.Do what the other person wants before he or she asks. 16. Listen. 17.Encourage. 18.Do it his or her way. 19.Know his or her needs. 20.Fix the other person’s breakfast. 21.Compliment twice a day. 22.Call during the day. 23.Slow down. 24.Hold hands. 25. Cuddle. 26. Ask for each other’s opinion. 27.Show respect. 28.Welcome each other home. 29.Look your best. 30.Wink at each other. 31.Celebrate birthdays in a big way. 32.Apologize. 33.Forgive. 34.Set up a romantic getaway. 35.Ask, “What can i do to make you happier?” 36.Be positive. 37.Be kind. 38.Be vulnerable. 39.Respond quickly to the other person’s request. 40.Talk about our love. 41.Reminisce about our favorite times together. 42.Treat other’s friends and relatives with courtesy. 43.Send flowers on Valentine’s Day and anniversary. 44.Admit when wrong. 45.Be sensitive to each other’s sexual desires. 46.Pray for each other daily. 47.Watch sunsets together. 48.Say “I love you” frenquently. 49.End the day with a hug. 50.Seek outside help when needed.

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