Friday, January 29, 2016

On Letting Go

Today we mourn the loss of a very dear person I will always cherish in my  heart, my best friend and soul mate, Randy. My heart is heavy with sorrow, but faith tells me that he is with all the angels and saints in heaven. Death is not the end, it's only the beginning; the beginning of a new chapter called eternal life. Dying is hard, but living is harder, these words that Randy will always be in my heart. We must hang on to that hope that our Lord promised us that comes at the end of our days, the hope that we will be risen to be with our loved ones to rejoice and be glad forever and ever.

Today at Daily Mass, the priest mentioned that this earth is only temporary, our real home is in Heaven. Many people look for happiness on this earth, not knowing it can only be found and fulfilled above. May our Heavenly Father together with our Blessed Virgin Mary grant us the gift of Fortitude to endure the trials of this life so we may one day await the glory that awaits us in Heaven.

I will always love Randy, I will. He holds a special place in my heart that I will treasure all the days of my life.

May our feet journey together,
May our hands gather in unity,
May our hearts beat to the same rhythm,
May our souls be in harmony,
May our thoughts be in unison,
May our ears listen to the silence together,
May our glances melt in one another,
And may our lips beg Our Heavenly Father, together to obtain Mercy.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On Letting Go

As I write this blog, my best friend is currently going through the most difficult times one can imagine. It's hard to imagine what death or dying would be like until it's happening. One always thinks or believes they will live forever, but what does forever mean? Eternity is forever. Our souls are what give life to our mortal bodies, they are a temporary vessel that houses them while we are on this earth.

"Death is hard, but living is harder." That's something he once mentioned to me, and it's very true. Living is not easy, there's so many trials and tribulations and obstacles to overcome, but in the end what we have left is faith. Without faith, we might as well be dead spiritually.

My best friend had an unwavering faith, more than I did. He made seemed possible the impossible, not only because he would do normal everyday tasks like cutting the yard and cooking. He taught me one important lesson, well a lot of lessons actually, one is that is that life is meant to be lived and cherish, not in spite of but by way of life's challenges and hurdles, in the end what really matters is that we hit that home run which is Heaven.

Love without limits and live like everyday is the last day of your life appreciating the beauty in little things. Yes, I loved him very much....for all eternity. Life is so brief on this earth, heaven is forever. This is not the end, it's only the beginning. I apologize for sounding anxious in this post, that's because I am; this is very much hard to accept but not impossible.

Lord, I pray that you grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen <3
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Life's expectations

Today I drove by a billboard with the words, "Stuff happens" Right there it hit me, stuff does happen all the time! When it does happen, we don't always react the way we should. Rather that stuff be a last minute scheduled doctor's appointment, a paper cut (the worst kind), or heaven forbid something more drastic. These little occurrences are what make us or break us, we can choose to response with agitation or trust that everything that happens, happens for a purpose. That's the sole beauty of life, we don't always know what to expect on a day to day basis, it's a journey, an adventure, a pursuit towards the common goal (or whatever you want to call it). Life happens, and when it does embrace it, remain calm and don't worry God always has a plan.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Bliss

The sky is blue,
The wind is blowing,
Church bells are ringing,
Life is good 🙏

How many times do we stop and take a look at what a blessing life is? Not often enough perhaps. Everyday is a gift, life is so precious, it's so easy to take for granted and yet everyday we are given another chance to start over.

Life is so short, we have not much time to gladden the hearts of those we love, so make haste to be kind and swift to love.

Happy Sunday!! 😍🙏💖

Friday, January 22, 2016

On Life and Living

It's been a long while since I've written anything on here, here it goes!! :)

I have been pondering on the fact that life is filled with setbacks, it's how we deal with those setbacks that makes all the difference. Today I received some grand advise from my confessor, something I read about two nights before from a book I'm reading, that is "To offer up those setbacks." All those things that have or will go wrong in life are a partaking in the unity of Christians all over the world who are suffering, amazing! May the Holy Spirit send forth the gift of Fortitude to carry us through and a hope that will sustain us in this life and in the next.

Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, divine Consoler, I adore You as my true God, with God the Father and God the Son. I adore You and unite myself to the adoration You receive from the angels and saints.
I give You my heart and I offer my ardent thanksgiving for all the grace which You never cease to bestow on me.
O Giver of all supernatural gifts, who filled the soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with such immense favors, I beg You to visit me with Your grace and Your love and to grant me the gift of holy fear, so that it may act on me as a check to prevent me from falling back into my past sins, for which I beg pardon.
Grant me the gift of piety, so that I may serve You for the future with increased fervor, follow with more promptness Your holy inspirations, and observe your divine precepts with greater fidelity.
Grant me the gift of knowledge, so that I may know the things of God and, enlightened by Your holy teaching, may walk, without deviation, in the path of eternal salvation.
Grant me the gift of fortitude, so that I may overcome courageously all the assaults of the devil, and all the dangers of this world which threaten the salvation of my soul.
Grant me the gift of counsel, so that I may choose what is more conducive to my spiritual advancement and may discover the wiles and snares of the tempter.
Grant me the gift of understanding, so that I may apprehend the divine mysteries and by contemplation of heavenly things detach my thoughts and affections from the vain things of this miserable world.
Grant me the gift of wisdom, so that I may rightly direct all my actions, referring them to God as my last end; so that, having loved Him and served Him in this life, I may have the happiness of possessing Him eternally in the next. Amen.

No one ever said life would be easy, they only said it would be worth.



I am currently reading, "The Flame of Love of the Immaculate of Heart of Mary" a Spiritual Diary by Elizabeth Kindelmann

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Joyful Bliss

July 31, 2012

Awhile back, I wrote a post on the difference between Joy and Happiness. I mentioned how Joy is internal and Happiness is external. Happiness is an action, for example: we exercise to make our bodies feel good. Joy is a feeling, for example: we experience joy when we pray, hearing stories from my grandma's past-time. Happiness lasts but a short while, so we need more of it in bursts.  Joy is everlasting, it is infinite. Today I am joyful. Joy brings forth graditude and graditude brings joy within and all around in our lives. May you have a blessed day filled with abundant joy. :-)

God bless,

Monica

P.S. Today I am linking up with Just Write.

Friday, June 8, 2012

What is Love, Really?

My response to Friday's Reflection: What is Love, Really? by: Vinita Hampton Wright

Love is the way the wind blows on a warm summer day.
Love is the smell of breakfast in the morning wake.
Love is my grandma watering the plants outside.
Love is all these things and more.

Love is a baby sleeping.
Love is a dog barking.
Love is a kitten purring.
Love is the birds chirping.
Love is all these things and more.

Love is baby Jesus.
Love is eternal bliss.
Love is our Blessed Mother.
Love is being vulnerable.
Love is all these things and more.

God is Love.

Today I am linking up with Friendship Friday - Best Blog Post.