July 6, 2011


Been up since 4 in the morning to cook (yes, I'm now cooking!!!) for the twins lunch in school. When the two were picked up by the school service at 6am, I started the laundry. While the laundry is spinning, I washed the dishes, then set up the table before Juan and John go down for breakfast. At 10am, John went to have the car check at Toyota. I sent Juan to school at 12nn.

Now, I'm alone. This is my me-time, typing thoughts I'd like to share. I like talking to people, but anyone who lives with me 24/7 will get tired hearing me talk endlessly (right John? lol!). Blogging has done a tremendous job in my life, it keeps me from doing what I like best "sharing while talking", minus the sound.

Anyway, here is the real post...

I used to hate it when I've got tons of things to do. The realization that 'life's too short not to enjoy it' hit me when my mother passed away at the age of 43. Losing Mama made a great impact on how I view life in general. I savor every moment, be it happy or sad. I give when I can and when I want...even when I do not want. I smile even when smile is not returned. I say sorry even if my ego says 'no, don't say it'. I watched the Transformers, yesterday with my family even if I'm too tired and too sleepy. I called a friend (who has not called for along time) even if my mind said, forget her.

Time is finite and too precious to waste, why not do things you have been putting off for a long time now...for you'll never know when your time on earth is up.

Below is an old song written in the 70's describing the phenomenon in which time seems to pass more quickly as one ages.


Pink Floyd

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine
Staying home to watch the rain
And you are young and life is long
And there is time to kill today
And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun

And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter
Never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to nought
Or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desparation is the English way
The time is gone
The song is over
Thought I'd something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells


  1. Ms.Joy hello :) as I was reading I was smiling po and a bit teary eyed..we have the same sentiments po Ms.Joy..I am a single mom and serving my two kids po gives me the greatest joy..every moment I cherish them po..

    I had tears po kasi I have heart attacks po..may sakit ako sa heart po.. and yes life is indeed too short so why not live each day with the best things that you can offer and that is loving my loved ones the best way I could :)

    Everyday is so important for me..I have fears of leaving my 2 kids kaya every morning when I wake up po I always thank God for a new day..a new day to be with and give love to the people I love..a new day to hope for a happy and complete family..

    one of the reasons why my site is full of true experiences and lessons in life because I treasure life and love a lot..maybe even through blogging with the most simple things I do I can reach out to people and make them feel and see how life is still valuable..maybe also inspire and touch their lives through my life testimonies..life is so short so why not make it worthwhile po di ba :)

    *hugs hugs Ms.Joy*

  2. I remember a friend whose Mom died when she was only 15. When I asked her if she misses her mom or does she feel something's missing, her answer was this: My Mom gave her all to us when she was alive; she gave me so much love, time and energy. Now that she is gone, I feel that I still have enough supply of my Mom's love to last me a lifetime." So you're right, joy...whether it is a mom or as wife, daughter, etc., let's give our all willingly (but of course, don't forget those Me-moments, too). You'll never know when you can not be able to give that anymore.

  3. nice song. e girl superjoy ka kse ang hirap tlaga maging domesticated wife compared sa working mom pero nasa tabi ka ng family mo at hawak mo oras mo. unlike us laging nasa sacrifice ang mga school program ng kids. Your family was so lucky to have you.


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