February 12, 2014

Wonderful Wednesdays: Life is More Important

We moved in to our UK house last January 31 although there were a lot of areas still to be fixed. I'm physically drained. The smell of paint's killing my nose. The dusts triggers my migraine.  Our internet and landline hasn't been transferred by PLDT since November 19.  I feel warm blood go up my face and head. To let loose, I do what I do best - I clean the bathroom. When Julia, Rafael and Juan came home from school, they immediately played taguan (hide and seek).  They ran from the first floor to the third floor, disturbing my serenity when they pushed the bathroom door.

Me:  Please, guys, stop going in and out. It took me 2 hours to clean this bathroom!
Juan: It's okay, Mom.
Me:  What do you mean it's okay? Don't you know it's so hard to clean a bathroom!
Juan: Mom, I mean don't work so hard and clean so much because your life is more important than the bathroom. I don't want you to die early like your Mom, Mama Judith. You rest muna kaya so you don't get so tired and mad.

And because of what Juancho said last week, I try to relax as much as possible. Every time I see the imperfections of the house,  I sit down and look at the bowl of fruits and tell myself, "my life is more important than this house, I choose stay joyful".

Photo credit: Nora of www.morethanjustasahm.com

International HeartMath (IHM) revealed that feelings like anger, frustration, anxiety, and insecurity, our heart rhythm patterns become more erratic thus blocking our ability to think clearly, causing stress-hormone levels to increase which in time will lead to a more serious health problems.

"In times of great stress or adversity, 
it's always best to keep busy, 
to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
- Lee Iacocca


  1. I told my two children about this story and how a young boy taught us the meaning of life. Ayan ha, alam na. kasi naman wag masyado i-dedicate ang buhay sa banyo, meron ka pa bathroom sa second floor. aba madami dami ka ng oras na uubusin sa pagli linis. ahaha. baka lahat ng oras mapunta na don. aysus!

    salamat sa credit kahit blurry ang background. :) sorry naman.

  2. Nakakatuwa! We really learn a lot from our children, 'no? kaya, let's always "Stop and smell the flowers" or better yet, "Stop and look at the fruits in our kitchen" hahaha!

    Vivian Aguilar


Thank you for the joyful comments!