My 2011 was one hell of a ride. I had a lot of ups - probably my most traveled year, from Luzon, Visayas to Mindanao. I met a lot of personalities - Philippine National Football Team Azkals, Gloc 9, Denise Barbacena, Will Devaughn, Jovic Susim, and my favorite fashion bloggers Camille Co, Kryz Uy, and Laureen Uy. I had my dose of practical experience - being a delegation liaison officer for Quang Ninh, Vietnam in the East Asia Inter-Regional Tourism Forum, and my OJT in the Palace of Justice. My loved ones attained success - sissy Ira graduated and became a registered nurse.
HOWEVER, my downs weigh heavier. My world dimmed. Struck by thunder and lighting from the nebulous clouds, I was lacerated into a thousand pieces. On the verge of losing my whole life's reason of existence, my own birthday was zero festive mood. Valentine's day debunked my values. Cupid's arrow brought me anguish and sorrow, poisoned me with malevolence. I restrict myself to disclose facts about my sufferings, though. It's too painful. I would not let myself reminisce the agony.
NEVERTHELESS, a lot of people encouraged and inspired me to look at the positive aspects of life. I pondered thoroughly. Now, I see fireworks bursting into a thousand colors! God loves me so much, that despite all the trials and struggles in my life, He's always here to console me. Trials exist for a reason. Without them, my muscles of faith would not grow. I would not return to the loving arm of my heavenly Father. I would not know what true happiness means. Happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. I believe in God, no matter what. I will continue loving him with my imperfect love, as Bo Sanchez suggested. He loves my struggling love.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!
Let's hope we all have a good year ahead of us.
Let's never forget to thank God for everything.
Talk to Him. Your words are harmonious melody to His ears.
Have a conversation with Him, you'll find it soothing.
Answers delayed are not answers denied.
Keep your faith.
God bless you! :)