Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday

Today is Thursday, the sun is shinning! yesterday was raining hard here in California.
We are hoping for more rain this coming months or so, due to couple of years drought.
I love the rain, but I feel sad for those places, Cities, that were hit badly by the typhoon lately,with the hard rain and strong wind. It caused a bad landslide, overflowing of riverbanks, that may have cause houses, buildings to get flooded, and even electrical outage. We just had a hard rain, yet we still need more rain!

May we have a good Friday, where it's our first day of holiday at work.May we have a good holiday with families and friends. I am looking forward to cook more, bake, do crochet, re-arranged our place and most of all, spending time with my family. I just love being with my family...especially it's holiday season! I can't wait to make hot chocolate or my kiddos would make me chocolate and how sweet is that?

Also, I am slowly writing on my blog for little children. I am doing it one step at a time, and so far I am having fun with my blog. I am happy that I have my blog because it really helps me pour out what's in my mind...either I write often or not, but this blog, is more than a counselor and a best friend for me! Once I start writing, I would feel some good relief, or joy, or even peace...there is something in writing anything inside your human brain...that releases comfort and a feeling accomplishment after I write. I wish I am an excellent writer. But, my goal is to share my feelings, thoughts, experiences, and somehow, encourage others out of my own share of experience or ideas...

So, it's Thursday and today is a good day here in California! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Flower in the Rain

May is the month where flowers bloom...
Flowers make me smile, 
Flowers gives me a brighter day.
The smell of a flower like rose, is romantic, and refreshing.

It feels like heaven whenever I have flowers in my vase...
There is something with flowers that makes me feel happy, and uplifted.
Fall starts to rain, and flowers starts to fade its color, it eventually die...
Even when flowers die, I saw them on the ground while it's raining, still flowers lit up myself.

I remember playing flowers in the rain when I was a little girl, we made it a crown,
or we made it an oil, or fresh perfume our of its juice
Flowers touch my my heart and soul, I wish I have bunch of flowers every single day 
flowers gives me a sunny day in the midst of fall and winter season.

Well for mow, I see flower fallen on the ground, and I call them 
flowers in the rain...I see them afloat on water but, I all I know flowers will flourish again on spring
and of of course bloom and blossom on May!
I still love watching those flowers in the rain.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's almost Christmas!

It's almost Christmas! I can't wait to enjoy our two weeks vacation from School.
What are your plans these holidays? are you done with your Christmas tree? this is my first time to explore using artss and craft (to recycle tissue papers) and make it as my ornaments. I am partly done, hopefully tonight it will be finished. I will also place the cards whom the parents in my class gave me since.I have some collections of cards. The nice thing that I like with my idea of making the ornaments is that, I let my girls help me make those decorations and that's without perfection in making it. I want it to look more fun, homey, and more meaningful to the kids. Also, I will recycle those decorations during spring season.

Another plan, will be baking. I plan to bake more. Cooking during holidays is one of the routine that I have been doing since my kids were little, so they already expect me to cook,set up the table, and of course...the hot chocolate, the quilted white/red blankets, are ready in our cozy size couch to watch our favorite classic Christmas movies. This time, I am doing my "basic" crochet ...I would crochet a beanie,  a red crochet glass/cup holder, and a red crochet bow for spoon and fork, for Christmas Eve.I can't wait to play some board games, with my kids, cook and bake with them as well. This is the time that I want to make this Christmas.

What else, I will make and send letters and handmade picture album, poems, for my family in the Philippines. Maybe after Christmas, we would have joy ride around the City to watch Christmas lights, feel and touch the snow. All I want is simple...simple spending time with my family, and rest ...take time to rest in the presence of God...maybe write a journal while meditating His goodness and faithfulness in our lives through the years.

Last, if I would have extra time...a little time to re-arrange and organize some stuff at home, definitely throw some stuff away which are not necessary  anymore! and...of course...sending a balikbayan box to the my family in the Philippines is part of my holiday lists!I hope all of us will have a Merry Christmas!

Goodnight World

The night is so quiet, I can only hear the clock ticking, telling me to go to sleep. 
Last night the rain was pouring where the sound was soothing to my soul, the pouring rain refreshed me from within.I slept earlier last night than tonight.Tonight is quieter...
It's nice to be in quiet mode, and quiet surrounding, only late at night.
In the morning, the noise starts to bug you to wake up and start working all day long!
When the day is done, your body is worn out and ready to rest...

I think more and be more creative at night time, 
But, tonight I need to go to sleep. It's not night time, nor midnight anymore...it's past midnight where most people are sound asleep.
I just appreciate the quietness.
When I was a little girl, I remember there were times of the day where, the surroundings were quite, or maybe I could only hear the birds chirping, or the sound of a rooster.
I could still hear the sound of the wind slowly blowing, as I smell the fresh leaves, flowers,after the rain.
Now, all day long...you hear all kinds of sounds/noise...where it's harder to be in quiet moment.
Quiet moment is now a choice, not run by time itself unlike when I was a little girl.

So far, I love the quietness tonight...tomorrow will be another day to work in this bustling world.
I am happy to hear nothing except  my ticking clock.
God will give us another beautiful day to live despite this busy world...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Friendship

At work I found a friend, she's bubbly, humorous, funny, she makes you laugh at all times!
When we work together we have no dull moments...we can create any funny scenarios that can brighten our day as we work with little kids.
There are times we send each other messages to give us a heads up of what to expect in class, or just check if I am fine and likewise.
She is such a blessing to work with...I am bless to have a partner who is smart, thoughtful, and very helpful.

These past few days I just need an encouragement, and my friend is been there until I feel better. I couldn't wait to send her a thank you note last night before I went home...to let her know that is important and valued.
Good friendship either at work, outside work, needs to be nurtured, and be respected, both friends.
Having someone to listen to you, unexpectedly, someone would check if you're fine is very touching.
The world is so busy with work and extra activities here and there, but true friendship that is simple, in just simply being there to listen, stand up with you, encourage you, love you , concern about your well being, for me in these days...is priceless!

May she be blessed in her life more abundantly, may she find God's favor all her life.I want to see my friend prosper in a good way for I know that she would be a great blessing to many. Cheering me up yesterday at work and allowing me to see myself deeply sad of life's circumstance...her reminder to cheer up, was an awesome way to tell me...that "smile because the world is smiling with you!"

Friendship is a gift.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Mother

A mother is precious woman who sacrifice herself to give birth and willing to commit to do her responsibility to raise up her child for the rest of her life. From the time a woman is pregnant she starts having discomfort of her own body, either she would have a good appetite to eat to not, she would have morning sickness, starts having sleepless nights, her body would dramatically change. With that sudden change of her whole being, lifestyle, and her whole being of what we called "life"... for her she treasures it for the love of her child.

A mother would choose either to go back to workforce or being a stay home mom. For me either way. A mother would work so hard for the child, for the whole household, as well as taking care of her husband. It's a countless responsibilities to do, to make things work at home. A mother learns to give up a lot of stuff, priorities, that she can do for herself just to meet each and every need of the family to help her husband.

A mother has spent more time with friends before the baby was born. She has spent time building friendships, working day and night, and doing all the household chores when coming home from work.She would even have more time with her hubby dating. A mother can extend doing what she desire to do to progress herself at work, at home,and in the community. When a child is born, some of these that are mentioned are being set aside at the corner for a while. Her priorities has completely changed. All for the child, and for the household.

Her focus and motivation to work harder is her family. She gave up her special time for herself just to meet the very need of her child. She enjoyed every minute and second being with her child. The child is precious to raise up. It's a choice and a lifetime commitment to become a parent. That's where beauty comes. Seeing a mother's child grow, blossom, and reach his/her potential, is a mother's joy. The joy of a mother is to see her child succeed in life!- if not,  the beauty of a mother is being there when their child fails. A mother never gives up for her child...no matter what!

Friday, December 5, 2014

What YOU get from being kind at Work?

I always bring my smile with me at work no matter what...

I dress up the best way I can...

I avoid gossiping at work...

I am always happy and share the happiness with my co-workers...

I try to be kind at all times...

I do love my co-workers...

I let go the none sense little issue, that will not benefit my growth as a person...

I try to be thoughtful...

I try to share what I have...

When I experience sadness, because of family matters, most of my co-workers are there supporting me with

smile, encouragement,prayers, giving me a cup of coffee, or sharing with me their  home

made yummy lunch, checking on you if you're alright. These simple act of kindness would simply encourage

you and make your day even brighter.

These are just few kind actions that I love to share wherever I go...little things and little act of kindness

means a lot!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sunny Side of Life

Life can be sad, happy, painful, but life can have a sunny side whenever I try to think that there is...