Thursday, October 30, 2008

A day to remember

May 22, 2008 was quite a special day. I got to befriend one of the simplest and nicest individuals on earth.

Ms. E, a mining magnate who lives in a posh village in the city, prefers to own only two pairs of earrings and a steel watch. While her friends would don the latest Hermes bags, she would go for US$10 leathers.

My point is, here is somebody who is minting money yet chooses not to flaunt it. Although when it comes to helping those who are in need, her charity works are nothing less than extravagant.

Ms. E, I have learned a lot from our interactions and have changed a lot because of them. More than anything, thank you for the spiritual uplifting. Hopefully, I remain to be a better person. By the way, I am still reading Max Lucado's devotional bible.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thank you

Thank you Lord for being patient with me. It took 35 years for me to come back home. I am very happy that you welcomed me with open arms. Sorry for having strayed from the narrow path.

Thank you mom for caring for me all these years. It has been a bumpy ride ever since, but you never gave up. I cannot thank you enough for being who you are to me. Sorry for all the heartaches that I may have caused.

Thank you Shiela for being by my side for eight agonizing years. Our marriage was never perfect because of me, but you proved to be perfect for me. Sorry for having been the man that I was.

Thank you Nicole and Stefanie for the inspiration. You give new life to our family. Sorry for not having been the father that you would have preferred.

Thank you Paolo for being a brother to me. You led the path towards righteousness. Sorry for having been a stranger.

To all my folks, thank you for giving me a chance to win your hearts again. After years of being totally estranged, we are back to sharing our laughter. Sorry for the arrogance.

Thank you for the 2nd chance!