Early morning of October 15, 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes the province where my parents grew up. The first thing that enters in our mind is to know the situation of relatives there. My talked to my father and asked him if he could make a call to his mother and sister in Bohol to know how are they. My grandmother is too old and thinking of the earthquake’s magnitude makes us so worried. Though I read from the status of my cousin that they are fine, still we want to talk to them and ask them over the phone.
We are relieved after hearing from my aunt (my father’s younger sister) that they are fine. There is no serious damage. Thanks to God that they are okay and their house is still standing. They do not have electricity at that time though. We are glad that they are fine; however, our heart is aching seeing other properties that are crushed down including the old churches. It is a devastating incident I must say. The dead and missing people are increasing each day. I do hope that the people in the affected area will never lose hope and faith in God. Though we are shaken by this tragedy, always remember that God won’t abandon us. HE is there watching us and will carry us to overcome the hardships in life.
Well, all parts of the body are important because each has their functions. However, the most important part that we should take good care of is our brain. It may look and sound very simple to us but inside it plays very important rule in our body and in us. Because everything that we are, we do, our feelings, behaviour, thoughts and the functions of other body organs works due the that very important part of the body, which is the brain. Without our brain we can’t do everything that we want because the brain isn’t working.
We also have to put in our mind the other functions of the brain such as the memory, mental alertness, vision and cognition. That is why the brain needs more nutrients for it to functions well. Though it will still functioning even without taking proper nutrients, but the development is very slow. An individual should start taking proper nutrients at a young age so the brain develops well. The DHA, Choline, Taurine, Iron and Folic Acid are the nutrients that our brain needs.
We are gifted with complete body parts by God that we should be thankful of. In return, we have to take good care of it, love it and cherish it. And we should use it for our good and goodness to others.
Birthday is one special day to every individual. It is like a reminder of the years of our existence in this world and also the years of life’s blessings from God. During our birthdays we celebrate it differently. Some prefers to have just a simple dinner with the family, some will make a party and invite close friends, relatives and colleagues and some do it by doing charity work. Doing these things are ways of saying that we are thankful that God adds another year of our existence in this world. It is best to share our blessings to others, right? Besides, it is better to give than to receive.
Anyways, I am saying this because today my dearest sister celebrates her 36 years of life blessings. She is thankful for having a wonderful family, loving husband and her bubbly little boys. It is indeed a good reason to celebrate her day. She got a bouquet of flowers given to her by her colleagues that makes her day memorable and special. She just bought snacks for her colleagues to extend her gratitude. Like the previous years, the sister will celebrate her day by having simple dinner at their abode with the family. It is really simple yet memorable. Happy birthday sister, I wish you good health and happiness in life.
Because Christmas is the season of giving, there are groups of people who are doing charity works by giving used clothes and foods for the less fortunate ones. It is a good way of sharing our blessings to our fellowmen. Even though the clothes are used, yet it is still usable because it is in good condition. In this simple way, we are able to make them happy by sharing what we have. I and my sister have been doing these stuffs for years now and it becomes a habit to me. The feeling is really great seeing their smiles after accepting the stuffs from us.
Today I am checking my closet to look for some used clothes that I am going to bring to the charity groups. I have noticed that I do not have many clothes in my closet to give because I have given several early this year. Even though, I will sort out my clothes and pick those I do not use much and give it away. It would be a tough job for me because what I have now in my closet are my favorites, maybe I will pick my less favorites. Besides giving something to less fortunate ones is a joy in our hearts forever.