Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A touching letter

My dad wrote this and asked me to type it. I was so moved by the content that I wanted it to share with you. I cried in the process while typing it.

With clear intent, no conjunction was used in the salutation but the comma manifest the continuity of your relationship.

Our trip to Iloilo is another journey back to the time when our hearts beat with the vibrancy of life, to the time where our dreams appears before us; there for the taking. Dreams however do not always turn out the way we plan them. Life is what happens when we confront and accept the unexpected!

But there are basic lessons that would appear as guideposts in our journey…please consider:

Life is constant change! The only constant in life is change. With every breath we make we initiate change. Even when we decide not to, life goes on, and change still occur. When we are in a state of discomfort, sadness, pain we know that life goes on, change will bring us relief for even comfort, happiness and all good things will also pass. So appreciate and cherish such precious fleeting moments!

I am always fascinated by your timepiece that cracks up and mends itself with a corresponding time and it goes on for another hour and on! Truly, the timepiece of life never stops. Neither does it pause for those who celebrate, speed up for those who fear tomorrow. As time push forward, we take new challenge and create new life episodes and move past from our disappointment, sorrow, or despair. Time will embrace us and heals us from broken hearts and even broken bones as well.

Have the courage to ask for answers on life’s issues. God always will carry you when you are weak, will hold you when you are tired, always will love you when you do not care anymore, will embrace you when are lonely and will encourage you when you fail.

Accept life’s reality… that you can have anything but not everything… With hard work, determination and perseverance, we can achieve anything, if we are willing to go the extra mile. But no matter how hard we try, we cannot have everything. Life is a balancing act, losses and trade-offs. We can gain some, we lose some.

The Golden Rule is the universal law of nature! Whatever you sow, you reap. It does not hurt to smile, to forgive, be kind or extend a helping hand. Every act of goodness always returns to the giver.

We talk about love and prayers next letter but let me close with this thought, let us not measure our goodness by what we resist, what we deny ourselves and who we exclude. Rather let us measure our goodness by what we embrace, what we create and what we include!

Often it is said that life is not measured by the number of breath we make, but by every breath-taking moments we live. Our prayers and happy thoughts are with you always.

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