Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

“Yesterday was past, Today is present, Tomorrow is not guaranteed” – Susy Pujiro

We can’t live in the past as it’s already over, if we keep looking at the rear view mirror, the past will imprison us and we will miss today… today is a gift, a new start that’s why it’s called the present. We just need to open the present and enjoy what’s in the box. Tomorrow will come but not guarantee so enjoy your life and stop looking back but leap forward, sprint ahead as your life, happiness and dreams are ahead of you

Women Are Like…..

“Women are like apples on the trees, and the best ones are at the top of the trees” – Anonymous

Most men don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt.  Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren’t as good, but are easy.  So, the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they are amazing.  They just have to wait for the right man to come along.  The one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree – Anonymous

I came across this saying while browsing through the net.  I didn’t want to post it but after a few days of stewing on it, I decided to post the saying because there are truths in it and also it can go both ways for women and men.

Because we are at the top of the trees, we have our standards that seem to be ridiculous and yet it’s the things that make us special.  So, instead of waiting for the right one to come along.  We settle for the one who is okay, we lower our standards and settle for less because we think we are not worth more than what is presented in front of us, we make excuses and even we try to fit ourselves to their mold.

The saying above made me think about myself, the way I think and I feel about certain things in life as it is not pertained only to love but choices of career and what we tolerate in our lives.  There is a reason why the best apples are on top of the trees, there is a reason why roses have thorns, there is a reason why God made you the way you are – so special and there is none like you – He sets you apart from others.

With that, I am not going to settle for less and I will wait for the right man to come along who will see the beauty and the gem in me and makes the decision that it’s worth the falling and getting hurt to climb the tree and pick me up 🙂

The Stages of Woman’s Life

In the last few weeks, I have time to contemplate about my life as a woman and the stages that I have been in. I am who I am today because of my mother.  She was a wise woman who had taught me about life and instilled good values which I have passed them along to my children.  She taught me life lessons and steps to avoid so I didn’t stumble.

I have been a daughter to my mother and I have fulfilled my duty as her daughter and I was glad I could take care of her till her death. I loved my mother and I missed her.  I wish I could hear her voice one more time and tell me “everything is going to be okay”.

I have been a wife and I have fulfilled the vow I made before the Lord.  I have stood by my ex husband through thick and thin, for richer and poor, for health and sickness till death do us apart.  The last part ended different story 🙂 but no regrets.  Things happened and you couldn’t control the other person’s decision so I have moved on and on my own journey to my destiny.

I have been a mother to my four children plus the four legged children.  I never understood why my mother was so against me leaving my country to marry my ex.  She tried to do everything in her power to make me stayed but I left anyway.  Now that I have my own children, I understand the mother’s love to her children.  It was hard for me to see my son off to college 4.5 hours away.  It must have broken my mother’s heart to see me go the other side of the globe.  God gave me the opportunity to feel how my mother had felt when I left home.  I finally understand mother’s love and it never ends.

I have been a daughter in law and knew the feeling of always being the outsider.  I pray that when my children are married, I would treat my daughters in law and son in law like my own.  I pray God will let me see them through His eyes.  To you, who have great relationship with your in laws, I say you are blessed 🙂

The stages of woman’s life are quite interesting and yet fulfilling.  After  all, I consider myself a blessed woman to go through those stages.  They make me wiser and understand a lot of things that will make me a better person when I am dealing with my in laws later.  I believe God gives us a second chance and even better, so I look forward to it 🙂