Reality Check 03.20.13

Sometimes it’s really better to give yourself a time to rest; take a pause and release stress - a little prize.

I don’t know why most of the time, I got sick when I wanted an escape - a little vacation. Of course those days gave me time to pause with my tasks at home, church and work for few days. But I could not do anything more than sleeping, taking the meds, watching TV, internet surfing, getting more sleep, taking the meds, listening to music and getting sleep again and again – not productive I know.

But last Friday, heavy sneezing, runny nose and constant cough were my best friends while drowsiness and fever were present on a weekend until Monday. My asthma attack last weekend was like life-threatening and this made my mother really worried and wanted me to take to the hospital. Then after taking some meds, I recovered a little and tried to go to work on Tuesday morning, I was early at the office (ehem) but after an hour I could not breathe easily and my head’s spinning hence I had to ask my bosses’ permission to leave at lunch time and go home; thank God they approved it.

And so it’s Wednesday now I decided not to go to work since my doctor advised me to stay home, rest and take more meds and I’m feeling better now but she also mentioned that I need the spinal brace as soon as possible - my scoliosis is also causing my bad health. And I'm happy to share that today I managed to do some fun activities: I practiced sketching portraits and watercolor painting, updating my devotional journal and my planner, wrapped gifts for some of my graduating friends and reorganizing my files at my external hard drive. 

Anyway, at last I succeed to finish reading Nicholas Sparks’ True Believer novel last Saturday (yey, a medal for me! I had that book since 2005 and I've been very much lazy turning the pages to read). The story’s beautiful and I think I have to buy At First Sight (sequel) next time. I am excited to read more about the romance between the skeptic Mr. Jeremy and classy Ms. Lexie.

And yesterday, I'm very much happy to capture the sunset with my camera - I made a time-lapse again, this one is longer than the first one I made titled Takipsilim sa Unang Sabado ng Marso. Here I used a clip of Hale's Ulap song for the background music. I was able to enjoy looking at the peach cotton candies in the sky.

Anyway, as I was reorganizing my collections of interesting images I got from the internet for several years, I found this quote that I can relate to at this moment. Also a week ago, I posted something that talks about making the right decisions “now” and be firmed once it is made, see Monday To-Do: Decide.

I am afraid of taking risks but always excited to take chances and both usually end up to unhappiness and missing the train because of fear. I thank God for His presence and the wisdom He gives. I am stubborn and impatient but He still deals with me with His grace and amazing love. I am now praying harder because I need more of Him and I regret that I've been so distant to God lately.

So dear friends, I leave to you the quote I mentioned by Andre Gide earlier and another by Joel Osteen. Hope these will encourage you all. Let go and let God. He knows what’s best for us because His ways are higher than are ways and so are His thoughts than ours (Isaiah 55:9). Goodnight everyone! Have a blessed tomorrow! 

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man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide / Christopher Columbus

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You won’t move forward into the new things God has in store  if you always replay the negative things that have happened. - Joel Osteen