Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HE saved me!!!

I've been away from blogging for almost 2 weeks.

I have stories to tell during those times, but the urge to write wasn't there.

The first 3 working days of this week was overloaded with work .

Can't even remember when was the last time I had so much work in my hands for 3 consecutive days.

July 28, 2009 (Tuesday)

I was able to chat a bit with a fellow runner (let's call him timmy to hide his identity, ehem...). I don't know what's with Timmy but I think he too was stressed with work. Can't exactly remember what Timmy told me but I gave him a stanza of this prayer.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Then I thought, I should be telling this to myself... and so I did.

No, I'm not the type of person who complains a lot if there are tons of work that needs to be done. I complain because I need more time to accomplish it. I even joke about it if I hear people complain because they have a lot of work.

I even tell...

"Magpasalamat ka at madami kang trabaho. Yung iba nga... kahit isa wala"
(You should be thankful that you have a lot of work. Others... they have none)

The Serenity Prayer was some sort of realization for me. Don't ask me what it is because it's still a work in progress. But I'm getting there. Somehow my shoulders are not that heavy anymore. I'm not that stressed out.

I even sneaked up a run after office. And had the time to check on the school assignments of my kids which gave me another realization... I should check on them more often.

July 29, 2009 (Wednesday)
Still, lots of work. But I was focused to accomplish as many things as I can. Not worrying if I'll be able to finish everything. At the end of the working day, I was tired but somehow I was relaxed.

Prayers were answered too. I was able to finish a big chunk of my work and even found solutions to a never ending problem. Thank You, Lord!!!

After which, I fetched my wife from work. We took the bus and got off at MIA Road / Tambo Paranaque area. Rode a jeepney after waiting for 5 mins.

We were not yet seated properly when we heard a loud "bang" coming from our back.

When I checked to see what it was, I saw this jeepney crashed on the wall. The very same spot where my wife and I was waiting for a ride less than 10 seconds ago.

I just stayed cool, my co-passengers was somewhat more overwhelmed than me. As my wife was starting to say a worried "mabuti na lang nakasakay na tayo". And just to stop the moment of worrying... I calmly told her, "maiiwasan din natin yun". Because deep inside, I know... the Lord will protect us, always...

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr


Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.

Proverbs 3, 5-6

So I guess... I'm Signing On again. =D

I'm back... Thank You, LORD!!!


  1. Grabe! I got goosebumps there... buti na lang nga love ka din ni Lord katulad ko.. :) When you gave me the link kaninang 1am, in-open ko lang sya.. di ko binasa kasi antok na ako. Hehehe... Naka hibernate lang pc ko so when I opened it, ito agad lumabas.. Walang choice kundi basahin! hahaha... Joke lang po :) There are times talaga na we really feel low, pero yun nga... prayer lang ang katapat nun... Welcome back!!! God bless us always.. :)

  2. Glad to know you're back online...He has assigned you to share your humor and stories with us :-)

    may kasabihan nga... "It's better to be late than early". Huwaaatttt?!? =D

    thanks and God bless din! =D

  4. RICO
    idol, you summed up my post in two sentences. i should have contacted you first before writing this. hehehehe

    thanks, bro!

  5. rod, APIR! :) AYOT! :)

    di kaya sabihin o ikahon sa mga salita ang galak na aking nadarama sa pag basa ng iyong nailathalang mga kataga sa "blog" na ito.

    ako'y lubusang nagagalak sa mga pangyayari at nagpapasalamat at kayo'y nakaligtas sa aksidenteng iyon.

    ganYon man, ako'y nagpapasalamat sa mga taong katulad mo, na patuloy ang pagiging mahusay at mabuting ehemplo (kahit madalas ay maloko) sa mga kabataang tulad ko at ni... ;)

    basta, masaya ako at balik na ulit ang ROD RUNNER! wahooo!!!!!!!

  6. TIM
    sa haba ng iyong sinulat.. isa lang masasabi ko... apir!!! =D

  7. Your angels were there to protect you and your family from any harm 24/7. :D

    korek! sana di pa pagod ang angel ko. =D