Knock Knock
Who’s there?
King
King who?
Stop asKing and open the door!

Now that I am in, let me tell you about the K word KVETCH which means a chronic, whining complainer; a nagging complaint.

Get it? Now let me tell you about how annoying my neighbor is blahblahblah. And yes my officemates too who are not using their brain blahblahblah. And my spouse who can’t cook as good as my mother blahblahblah. And here’s another one…

Does it feel good? Do we feel more important and smart? Does it help?

Can it be done in love? Can it be said once? Can we check ourselves as well?

Knock Knock
Who’s there?
God
God who?
Is there any other God?
Oh it’s you! Today is not a good day as usual, blah blah blah…What should I do?
For God’s sake human! Let me in first!

Can we whisper “Blessings to you” to whoever can potentially turn us into Kvetch today?

How about tomorrow?
🙂

I is for In Posse

04/11/2011


IN POSSE humans are perfect. Do you agree with that?

In posse means in potential but not in actuality; in possibility.

In posse you can be replaced. Yes, here are the evidences!

Zaky Hand Pillow - Your Baby Is In Good Hands - photo

Yours are no longer the hands that rock the cradle!

Yours is no longer the hug that matter!

Yours is no longer the milk that nourish!

Do you feel like crying now? Go ahead as long as you have a tissue in tow!

Now I’m crying because of evolowtion!

“We are from ape!” says some — triumphant!
So can we now act like a monkey?
Who wish we’re from elephant?
Looks like you are nosy.

Why is it so hard to accept
That God made us humans
That He is most magnificent
That we are all His creations?

Is it best to prove how we evolved
Or to focus on how we are evolving?
When we detach ourselves from the Creator
No need to prove that there is an evolowtion!

 

For Jingle Poetry on Environment, Evolution, and Survival.

Be grateful because IN ESSE God loves you!

In esse means in being; in actual existence.

Are you happy with that?

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E is for Eek!

04/06/2011


Eek! I would have not felt this good if I didn’t have an expergefacient!

Yes, our E word for today is EXPERGEFACIENT which means awakening.

Expergefacient made me realize these 5 things, among others:

1. I cannot please everyone but if I please the only One it is more than enough.

2. There is always something to laugh and cry about. I can choose!

3. In a relationship one can love more than the other. I can be the more loving one.

4. I am never alone. I can reach out. I can allow someone to reach me out.

5. Sometimes the best people to learn from isn’t the most intelligent or eloquent.

Now would you be sweet enough to share your EXPERGEFACIENT?

ENJOY your blessings!

You know that it grow EXPONENTIALLY if it is shared, right?

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Tara has been doing that and beyond.

Tara is a wife to a member of US Navy and a young mom of 2 beautiful daughters.

Tara was a stroke patient who learned to walk again. Her left side of the body once lost the ability to feel thus, burnt herself a number of times.

Tara has a sight loss.

Tara has prosopagnosia meaning she will never see the same face twice — not even her own face. So never get tired of meeting her again and again and again. You will be glad that you meet her anyway — again and again and again!

Tara’s words are full of hope and wisdom. She said this, “I am glad to realize that even though you may not have sight, does not mean that you cannot have a vision.” And this, “Remember we all lose something at times; however, when that loss has cleared away, what is remaining may turn into our newest prized possessions.”

Tara’s incredible spirit of positivity can inspire us to push our limit of what we think we are capable of doing; of giving thanks; of celebrating. Maybe we can learn from her. She actually wants us to celebrate with her — hear her here.
🙂

Tara, in our language it means ‘LET’S GO’. Shall we now go to her and say Hi? Don’t be surprised if you find her awesome because she truly is!

🙂

Why Me?

02/16/2011


“This could not be happening to me! Why me?”

When bad things happen we have the tendency to lament and ask, “Why me?”

Why me? Why me? Why oh why me!

Why not?

Why not ask it when we receive our daily graces?

I have the choice to stand up and move on. Why me?

I have fantastic blog friends. Why me?

I have 4 kiddos who kiss and hug me. Why me?

I have a hubby who asked for forgiveness. Why me?

I have a God who saved me. Why me?

“This could not be happening to me! Why me? Why me?”

WHYYYYYY ME?!

Ever imagine ‘Why me?’ to sound this good?

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And I’m soooo thankful that my underwear is the same color!

Believe me it means lesser worries but still I have to sneak in the hallway!

If you are going to ask me the color of my pants, sorry my lips are zipped.

I will only open it up to ask you this — When your life seems to break, does your outside match your inside?

Are you grateful that it matched? That it didn’t matched?

Are you sneaking that they won’t notice the difference?

I believe that my zipper broke for a reason —

that I may hear and learn from your wisdom again!

🙂


Hello, Rea here!

I personally believe that our name has a meaning aptly for who we are. And the good news is we can actually create that meaning especially for us — as much as we create our own life. Through the years I tried to understand who I am and it does change depending on what state I am at that moment. There were so many versions of me already and here are some.

On the first job Rea was

R-easonably

E-ffective and efficient

A-s well as a good learner

 

On living — again!

R-ising from the ashes

E-mpowering herself

A-cting really really strange

 

The latest as of this entry — hey I may be updated after hitting publish!

R-eveling in ordinarily awesome moments

E-ntrusting God with my life

A-cknowledging my brokenness

 

Why am I sharing the trivialities of REA?

Because this is a fun way to reacquaint with oneself!

Try it, the acronym thingy — share yourself here in the comment.

I know you have much to say about yourself so do it in paragraph for each letter!

It’s an honor to know you actually!

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Thank God for the apple seed!

This is according to me — this how to — but if you echo the same thought then it is according to us! Sweet!

Gratitude is a domino effect leading to the Source of all things and when you are connected to the Source you can’t help it but be good!

When I’m thankful for an apple it goes like this…

“This apple is really good! numnumnum

Thanks apple tree! numnumnum

Thanks apple seed! numnumnum

Thanks God! numnumnum

Oh God, You’re sooo good! numnumnum

I got to be good too — despite that the apple is gone now!”

Am I quirky? Oh why do I ask when I know it’s Yes!

Thank God!

Now let’s appreciate an apple pie.

Remember the Ingredients!

🙂

The Popcorn in Us

11/14/2010


 

'Go out on a limb'

Bear the heat

and expand

pop pop pop!

Let the ideas out,

plain or flavored hot.

pop pop pop!

Chew it and have some fun

like how you deal with some.

pop pop pop!

Identical popcorns, found one?

We’re one of a kind that’s why.

pop pop pop!

Ready the popcorn

for the movie of our lives.

pop pop pop!

How’s the movie show?

Plain? Salted? Buttered?

pop pop pop!

🙂

 

The Janitor

10/07/2010


The Janitor -move your mind and heart

You’re a CEO who is loosing control of your business and personal life — yourself, your marriage, your family. Would you heed the advice of the janitor?

Roger Kimbrough, the CEO did.  He had a weekly green tea meeting with janitor Bob Tidwell who shared six simple but powerful principles.

You can read and ponder what truly matters to you through the lives of the CEO and the janitor in the book THE JANITOR by authors Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert.

And here’s to share with you briefly the six principles that turned around the life of the CEO.

1. RECHARGE VS DISCHARGE. If you keep pouring energy out and you don’t recharge ,then one day you’ll run empty. You’ll burn out. A burned-up brain won’t start up.

2. VIEW YOUR FAMILY AS BLESSINGS NOT RESPONSIBILITY. Tell your family you love them; remind them of how much they mean to you.

3. PRAY NOT POUT. Sometimes when your plate is full, God will give you great insight on what is important to focus on and what needs to be removed from your plate entirely.

4. PASS IT AROUND. Share your knowledge and wisdom to everyone before it is too late. Anyone can give a meaningless gift. That would be no great reflection on my character, would it?

5. DON’T SPEND; INVEST! Invest your time in things that have value. Is there some eternal significance in what I am doing? Does it have any eternally significant impact on someone else?

6. LEAVE A LEGACY. It doesn’t matter if you live 2 thousand years or twenty. What matters is how you fill the space between the dates on your gravestone. Let your wisdom live and multiply in each life that you touch.

There, THE JANITOR can help me pick up the pieces and I’ll surely enjoy an evening with him sipping hot green tea. How about you?

🙂


Joy Tizon

1. My Mother. She had me made a dress each recognition day of my elementary days. Each year for 6 years I had a new dress! Yipee!

2. My Father. He played scrabble and chess with me when I was a kiddo. He must be proud of me when I won just like I am now with my son!

3. My Siblings. They’re awesome in their own ways. More awesome than me!

4. My Hubby. I wonder how could he love me, hate me, love me, hate me, love me!

5. My Kiddos. My heart swells!

6. God. He is also the wonder of my life!

7. Joy. She’s my dear friend since college. She’s the 1st friend who really got close to my heart and her smile is the sweetest. And it’s her birthday today — Happy Birthday Joy!

Just 7 for now though I got a whole lot more like my pliers, paint brushes and colored pens. Really just 7 for now.

This entry is here to create wonder and share with you what is written on my heart. Can you please share some of yours?

🙂


I have a JOB!

How can I hate a JOB?

It’s a hug

It’s love

It’s kisses

It’s funny antics

It’s a prayer

It’s a frown

It’s a tantrum

It’s a battle

It’s a scar

It’s grrrr

Everyday is Valentine’s Day,

Resurrection, Halloween,

Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving

Sweet, saucy, spicy or scary

That’s my JOB – Jar Of Blessings!

What is yours?


gambit gambas

kibitzer? ah, a player

far from a grandmaster

a gambit? you bet

on to the checkered board

protect the king

care for the queen

respect the bishop

let loose the horse

move the rook from the nook

and yes, eat the prawns!

do you love it, chessmate?

ponder, J’adoube or move

zugzwang or zwischenzug

whether a blunder or an en prise

win, lose or draw

you made a difference, you know.

🙂

Hi! Are you ok?

08/07/2010



earrings from plastic bottles : Say it! 🙂

Can you move your fingers right now?

Can you read this perfcet wrods?

Can you see the dust between the keyboards?

Can you hear your restless thoughts?

Can you still smell that soap in your arm?

Can you taste your tongue?

Can you feel someone really cares?

Can you look up what’s in your ceiling?

Can you see beyond the ceiling and see the Universe?

Can you please say, “I am ok.” — twice?

Thank you for letting me know that you’re ok!

🙂

Conspiracy Theory

08/02/2010


 

photo by my friend Rey Rio

Today the Universe is conspiring

to keep me thankful and smiling.

Some of my favorite blog sites

unknowingly brought me delights.

There’s Moore to Ponder and Read Between the Minds

with God’s love in His hands.

There’s Soul Diaries and Snippets of Everything

with their pretty feet showing.

It’s amazing when you think great thoughts

about the bloggers and their posts.

They will have something for you

that will touch you and make you say, “Thank You”.