another request came in the morning. Danz asked me to be the speaker for a seminar-workshop on syllabus writing, classroom management, test making and TOS preparation. Of course, I said “yes”. That’s another opportunity to learn and share what I know best – education topics. Yey!!! Today, Greg’s letter arrived. It took me almost two hours to respond to his long mail. Contrary to what I expect, Greg projected a very positive outlook in life which of course, I mentioned in my letter. He also told me how deeply touched he was when he read that part when I said he can be my second father. The third blessing was enrolling in my B1 French class.
Warrants of Release
Photo Journal #57: July 5, 2014 (Saturday)/Transformers, God’s presence, Wisdom, Letter to Inmate, Anger Control Success #1
In my last post, I told you that reading the letter from Greg was a little stressful but I now realized, he decided to ask as many questions as possible because I am the only person he can talk to while in my case, to be honest, he is just one of my work-of-mercy beneficiaries…in other words, a charity case. That’s when I started asking myself the reason why I wrote him a letter in the first place. Certainly, it’s not just to tick off another item from my bucket list and if ever, unconsciously, it is the case, I should remind myself that doing this-writing him a letter- is more than that. While writing my second letter, I drawled on while answering almost all his questions that it ended up having six pages. I also sent him photos and a keychain. This day was also a brother-sister bonding time. We watched Transformers: Age of Instinction in 3D which I hate but left us with no choice because of my tight sked for the day. As usual, at 6 pm, I proceeded to the church to be the commentator for the mass. I saw one guy clocking me… Oooo. Hahahahah. These are the lessons I learned for the past week: 1. focus on what you can control 2. God is really up to something. 3. Be at the moment for when the sought after future comes, I’d look back on this day and say, “That day’s better.” 4. Loving is always better than being right. It may not be a justifiable expedient response nor a profitable act but it is, as mentioned by Maya Angelou, satisfying to the soul. So, I resolve not to retaliate just because I know I am right and it’s just for kindness is not after always being right. 5. God’s miracles are treasures, right? No debates on that and remember, the greatest treasures are not readily and easily found. Only the valient, the humble, the persistent, the faithful can find them. One has to look for them to find them. The greatest miracles, then, are those which need to be discovered…like…uhm, the wisdom
In a setback perhaps? I am truly happy, why? I finally heard God´s voice after His long silence. He never abandoned me. I felt like I am in a rut but I am wrong. I heard him speaking to my heart today, telling me that He knew I am in a safe zone that no matter where I go or what I do, I am totally safe and not diverted. It’s as if telling me to do the best that I can to better myself while I am on the preparation stage before taking off to another journey. I am not scared for I truly trust in Him. He is always with me We’re in this together. Congratulations dear self as well for not throwing tantrums and venomous words to a driver who’s obviously at fault. Wohoooooooo!!!! After this, I’ll start my coursera. Kikiki!
I almost lost my temper when I was caught in a heavy traffic while I was on my way to SM Ecoland to meet up with Nap, Jullivy, Ghemma, ma’am Ai and Joanne. It took me around an hour and 45 minutes before reaching my destination but when I got there, the food was not yet served. Nine months had passed before we got together again. I was happy, yes…but it was a little awkward with the rest. I don’t know why. I slightly felt strange being with some of them. Or I was just paranoid. Overall though, it was fun… Thanks to Nap who fed us with his funny experiences. By the way, the letter from Greg, the death row inmate assigned to me finally arrived today. I, honestly, became instantly overwhelmed by his questions which ranged from my hobbies, habits to the most mundane topics. Wooo. Putting off my response mail for the next day is a good decision because I reckon I need more than two hours to finish writing my replies. 🙂