“An hour with one friend is worth more than ten with strangers” – Fortune Cookie
I went out to lunch with a dear friend today and there were only two of us but the waitress gave us 3 fortune cookies. I opened one before we left the restaurant and I read it to her, she laughed and said it fits you. I put the extra fortune cookie in my purse.
On the way home, I got a message from Andrew to check my email as he sent me documents to read. As soon as I got home, I turned on my computer to read the documents. While I was reading the documents, a dear friend came on skype so we talked for an hour to catch up about lives. I have wondered how he is doing as I haven’t talked to him for a while. I learned that his father passed away three weeks before Christmas. We had a good conversation.
Half hour after the conversation, I remembered my extra fortune cookie in my purse. I opened it and it said “An hour with one friend is worth more than ten with strangers”. I laughed as I thought “Wow..God!! I took the picture of the fortune cookie and sent it to him, I told him that we are destined to be friends 🙂
My eyes are quite open now to the miracles happen daily, whether it’s in the form of a message from fortune cookies, a line I hear from watching TV, the billboard in the freeway, the radio or whatever comes that takes my notice. I remember the big miracles happened in my life but I have come to realize miracle happens everyday and it’s God’s way of communicating with us and letting us know that He loves us, He hears us and He is watching over us. It’s my own ignorance and busyness that make me unaware of Him.
Our life alone is a miracle 🙂 so, open your eyes to the miracles happening in your daily life and take a note of it, write it down. When you look back, you will smile and you will see every miracle that happen to you. God bless you and love you 🙂
Christmas is the beautiful time of the season full of joy, lights, decorations, baking and presents but also can be the hardest time of the year to celebrate because of the broken relationship, death, broken promises and missing someone you love.
I am experiencing it right now and I don’t feel like putting up the Christmas tree and decorate my house like I used to. As my children get older and they are spreading their wings, being with their friends are more fun than being with family. I got the taste of what my life will be once my children are out of the nest and live their own lives.
There is a reason for a season and that is the same with every event in our lives. There is a reason why we are still here. There is a reason for the broken relationship and broken promises. Sometimes, we can’t see what lies ahead of us because we only can see the hurt at the moment. Holiday season just makes it harder to go through the day.
I realize I have a choice to make because time keeps moving forward and I can’t be stuck in the time zone of the past, or waiting for the broken promise or mourning of the deaths and broken relationship. Because life doesn’t wait for me. I either move on with the time and get on with my life or I will be left out and let life goes by me.
So, I decided today that I won’t let any circumstances in my life to hold me back to enjoy my life. So, I took out my Christmas tree and I put it up and I will decorate my house as the day goes til Christmas. I also going to bake some cookies and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holidays. After all, life is worth living and there is a brighter future ahead of us 🙂
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🙂
“Some people come into our lives and quickly go, Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and our lives will never be the same” – Anonymous
I came across the above saying long time ago. I ponder about the meaning and as I get older, I understand the meaning of the saying because it pertains to our daily lives and the people we come in contact with.
In our lives, we always come in contact with people everywhere, every time. We can meet them in the grocery store and we exchange smile, yet we never know that the smile we exchange makes a big difference in them. We never know if the smile we give them is the thing they need for that day as a confirmation, an encouragement or just show someone notice them. Some friends are in your lives for a moment to enrich each other.
There are people that stay for a while and become part of your lives and then they go away for some reason because the season is over or what they supposed to do is done to bring some encouragements to your lives. It breaks your heart when this happens because they have stamped their footprints in your heart. I see this with friendship and relationship. Just know it was a gift from God for whatever reason that you need it in your life for that season. Cherish the memory and keep that person tuck in your heart but as always we need to move on as the future is ahead of us.
“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