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On Letting Go, Part 2

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 …

On Letting Go, Part 1

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 …

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 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!! 😍🙏💖

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 SpiritHoly 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 …