Sunday, September 30, 2012


I‘ve been less than grateful these past months. Looking back, I was very preoccupied with so many financial, home, work obligations, I feel I am eaten alive by them little by little. In fact, I was loosing hair,I could almost believed Kris Aquino about her hair fall proof shampoo. Really, Kris Aquino? She’ll swear she went to the moon and back.

And coupled with PMS, I turned to so many things. I get depressed, I eat peanut butter, I get depressed, I have urge to fight everyone competes with my desire to be liked, I get depressed, I have urge to turn into seclusion, I get depressed. Didn’t I mention I get depressed?

Hello, Levity? You’re welcome to come back anytime.

When I was a kid, I had this idea that people became more calloused and cold-hearted as they got older. It turns out that the heart softens as you age. I am obviously a melted pat of butter now. By the time I am 80, I'll be little more than those sweet tapioca you see in the bottom of Zagu.

And today, I came across this blog that takes on a series of finding grace even on littlest things. Please visit blog site here. Sometimes we tend to see what we want to see, and forget about the mountain of blessings we benefit from everyday. The grace of the Lord doesn’t always come in a life-changing event. They also come to life in every gorgeous weather, warm hugs, and honest apologies.

In more mundane ways, these are the graces I found.

    1. Garlic longganisa with garlic fried rice for breakfast
    2. I loved the friendly drizzling shower of rains this morning
    3. How happy to gaze at my two still sleeping kids can make me
    4. The incredible thing even a short prayer does
    5. I made peace with PNR train because they were on time today
    6. A pleasant Sunday afternoon spent turning old acquaintances as better friends

Now go forth and count your own blessings!


  1. As they say, we need an attitude of gratitude. And count our blessings. So can you pass me some of that garlic lonnganisa and garlic fried rice please? Don't forget the vinegar for dipping the longganisa. :)

  2. Aww, I would love to do that. Except that it will all be virtual. Pity, you can't even smell the garlic. You see there are days where the only thing I want is to find a soft place to fall. Ahh PMS..

  3. Wow, really inspiring. I feel the same way sometimes.. but yes, we really have to be grateful for all things we already have. God will surely make a way!

  4. I envy you for looking at things differently.
    I hate to admit it but I am blinded by my own misery right now to look at things as blessings because...
    One, we are having problems with our newly bought 2nd hand car.
    Two, two of my nephews in pinas had a dengue fever, one was even hospitalized (thank goodness both are out of danger as of this writing).
    Three, stress and pressure at work makes my head spin.
    And last but not the least, xmas time is around the corner that I am feeling homesick again.
    So you see, i think you can't blame me for feeling this way.

  5. Dio, I understand that you feel all stressed out and how that can make it hard to feel grateful or see the blessings. That's all part of the things we experience in life, right? But the good thing is all this will pass and the time will come when you'll heave a sigh of relief and smile again. Stay strong my friend! :)

  6. @ Dio: I understand too. Except for the new car, your other reasons are relatable. Christmas does that sometimes. It makes you feel lonely, instead of happy. Because of the people you miss at home. Kung pwede nga lang, you will cross the ocean di ba?

  7. I'm currently fond of listening to the song "I have been blessed."
    ito yung chorus:
    I have been blessed God's so good to me
    precious are His thoughts of you and me
    no way I could count them there's not enough time
    so I'll just thank Him for being so kind
    God has been good, so good
    I have been blessed

    maganda ang buong lyrics nya actually. =)