the pain and gain of silence

There are lots of things to learn and appreciate while being silent, or in my situation now– paos (hoarse or raucous). Hindi naman ako naging ganito dahil sa kakasigaw nung nagdaang Youth Summit. Bago pa ang event eh masakit na talaga ang lalamunan ko, which had resulted in a minor flu. Nung first day eh medyo may boses pa naman ako at nakipagdaldalan pa ko sa isa kong friend, then nung may ininom akong certain juice eh ayun na.. BOOM! Haha. Paos to the highest, er, extreme level. Inaasar-asar nga ako ng mga young delegates namin na wala nga daw akong boses, hindi daw ako makakasigaw (dahil andami rin kasing artists/entertainers who graced their way in the event). Well, hindi ko naman masyadong ikinasama ng loob ang naging kalagayan ko, except sa hindi ko makausap nang maayos ang mga kasama ko, hindi ko masita yung mga pasaway (hanggang sutsot lang ako, haha..), etc. But as I said, there have been advantages in being mum, even for a while (I hope so). Continue reading

don’t forget

When you feel weak… come to Me;
When you are being neglected… come to Me;
When you feel small… look to Me;
When you are being taken for granted… come to Me;
When you’re confused… think of Me;
When you’ve forgotten how to be true… come and seek Me;
When you’re lonely, speak to Me;
When people fail you… put your trust in Me;
When you’re hungry… come and dine with Me;
When nobody understands you… I’m the only One who does;
When nobody seems to pick you up… I will carry you;
When all else fails… I’m still right beside you..

And when everything’s alright, and you’re alright again… My child, don’t forget to remember Me.

Look to the LORD….

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

~Psalm 103:1-5~