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the right one


Somebody once told me that :

“Finding the right person is very hard and very wrong…
it is best to be the right person for the one you love and start from
there…you’ll always end up disappointed when you set standards and
define a “right person” for you…and don’t rush things coz somewhere
somehow God is preparing somebody for you.”

Don’t be in a hurry to get into a relationship
because you can never find love
if you insist that you are already into it.
Try to find time to really understand your real feelings,
to know who you really are,
and what you really want in a relationship.
You’re right, there’s no such thing as a perfect relationship, but
there’s a compatible partnership that goes along with it. If you already
knew that you’re too big to fit into a small sized t-shirt, don’t give
it a try. You’ll probably break it and pay for the damages you have

If you knew and felt that the relationship
will not last, don’t go deeper into it.
You’ll just suffer the consequences
and live like hell for the rest of your life.
It’s really hard to say goodbye though,
but you can’t make it any better by just pretending
you still have the same feelings.
Try to let go and give yourself a chance to live life to the fullest.
Give yourself a chance to grow and give your heart a much needed
attention. Then you will find that you have made the right decision and
you made it all by yourself.

We call it love when we can’t leave someone and see
them crying as we try to let go.
We are wrong, it’s just pity.
We call it love when we’re too attached
and think that losing the one we love will somehow
make us weak and unable to face the storms of life.
We misunderstood, its just that we’re
too much dependent to them.
We call it love when we give our whole life to them,
the wholeness of us and imagined that if they leave,
no one would accept us and our past.
We are mistaken, its just insecurity.
But no matter what the definition is, the truth still remains that love
isn’t something you can buy or beg. It is real and existing. You can’t
touch it but you can feel it in your heart. You can’t find it, but it
will knock before you when you least expect it to come. It can make you
the happiest soul in heaven, but don’t forget that it can also make you
the most miserable person in the whole galaxy…

being single….

a friend of mine sent me this.and since i am, again, single…..might as well put in mind the beauty of being single…..hope it works for me….and be able to get back once more to loving and accepting being single…..

Being Single

All your life, you had specific dreams about what your family would be like when you finally married. You were so intent on what you wanted, you even made a list of qualities and characteristics you were looking for in a spouse, in a home, in your job, in your children. But time passed, and that person you were so intent on didn’t come along. All of your friends married, had children, had beautiful homes. And still you were single. You prayed and prayed and prayed for that person to come along, but nothing happened. You had a good job. You served in your church. You spent daily time with the Lord in prayer and studying the Word. You dedicated your life toserving God in every way possible, but still nothing. So you decided to take matters into your own hands, and you began an active search for amate. And within a short period, you met someone who almost fit the bill. Almost. Sure, there were a few things missing, a few rusty spots in that person’s character. But, after all, no one is perfect. Of course, your friends and your pastor tried to counsel you that you were making a poor choice and that you should wait for the Lord to send theright person. But that couldn’t be right. You had waited for a long time. Maybe your goals were too high. Maybe you’d been asking for the impossible. Maybe this was the person God wanted for you so your character could grow through dealing with his or her failings. So you married. And your life went down hill from there. Even though it often seems that God is slow to answer prayers, no matter whether it’s about a mate, or a job, or our children, or our finances,or anything else, we have to remember that God doesn’t wear a watch. Nor does He look at our human calendars. He sees with eternal eyes. He operateson an eternal timetable, according to His plan and His schedule. If God seems to be running late, don’t get impatient and run ahead of him. Wait for the Lord’s timing in everything.

To the single folks out there, this is for you.
Single means you have the time to grow and be the person you want to be.
Single gives you space to grow. Sometimes, it is harder to grow when you are too close to someone. Trees are planted far apart so they can spreadtheir branches and become strong as they mature.
Single means learning to live by yourself. However, that is no more difficult than learning to live with somebody else.
Single means freedom. You are free to spend a week’s vacation on the beach, to take computer courses, to work late on an interesting project, to spend the day in bed with a good book or simply with a person who has read one.
Single means learning not to need a man/woman to make your life meaningful but learning to live with a man/woman because you want to be with him/her. Ironically, yet quite happily, single is feeling good about being in control of your life. It is liking and respecting who you are.
Single is realizing that being married is not necessarily better, it is merely different.
Single means that there could be something wonderful around the corner and you can take advantage of it.
Single means you are free to love again.
Whatever decisions that you have made in your life is part of your growing experience… part of life. Whatever decisions that you have to make will influence or affect your future. So think hard before deciding on certain things. PRAY TO GOD and HE will show you the way. (now hus the man?!)

holding patterns

My mom read this article in th newspaper(Philippine Daily Inquirer). And because she knows my state right now, she told me to look for this article in the paper.

How one’s patience and faith are tested by holding patterns

WE HAD BEEN UP IN THE AIR FOR close to 30 minutes, circling the airport around and around with no clearance to land.

On the flight home from Los Angeles to Manila last month, we were placed in a holding pattern for close to 45 minutes before the plane was allowed to make its descent and touch down. Not a comfortable place to be.

Many times in my life God has placed me in a holding pattern.

A holding pattern is defined as “the oval or circular path of an aircraft flying around an airport awaiting permission to land.” It’s not an easy state to be in. Your patience and faith are tested, sometimes to its limit, depending on the length of time you are put there.
The past week’s events reminded me of the holding patterns that God puts us through sometimes.

A few days ago, after more than two months, 16-year-old Miko Habana’s tracheostomy tube was finally removed. In a week or so, his parents may be able to bring him home from the hospital. Last Sunday, a former PAL colleague and friend of mine was rushed to the Asian Hospital’s ICU due to brain aneurysm and heart attack. Three days later, she was gone at 45 years old.
Life can change in an instant. Suddenly, we find ourselves placed in a holding pattern.
In April this year, Miko collapsed, in the heat of the noonday sun on the baseball field of Manila Polo Club during practice for the upcoming Palarong Pambansa. At the time, Miko’s prognosis was not promising. However, God had other plans. A high school senior at the Ateneo, he missed classes, but is now making slow but wonderful recovery and progress that was not at all expected by his parents who are both medical doctors.

It is the waiting that expands our spirit. It is in the waiting that our faith grows.

I found this piece on the net today on “God’s Holding Pattern.”

“Many times God will allow a painful situation or a painful circumstance in our life to “swallow us up.” This season in our spiritual growth is a holding pattern. We can’t move to the left or the right. All we can do is sit, like Jonah sat in the belly of that great fish, so God can have our undivided attention and speak to us.

“God put Jonah in a holding pattern because He needed to speak to his heart. Jonah was all alone. There were no friends to call, no colleagues to drop by, no books to read, no food to eat, no interference, and no interruptions. He had plenty of time to sit, think, meditate and pray.

When we’re deep down in the midst of a difficult situation, God can talk to us. When He has our undivided attention, He can show us things about ourselves that we might not otherwise have seen.”

Few of God’s holding patterns

1. When you are sick and have prayed but God has not healed you yet, you are in a holding pattern.

2. When you are having problems with your children and you have put them on the altar, but God has not delivered them yet, you are in a holding pattern.

3. When you are praying for a sick child and he or she has not yet been given the gift of healing, you are in a holding pattern.

4. When you are in a broken relationship and you have given it over to God, but it has not been restored yet, you are in a holding pattern.

5. When the doors slam shut before you can knock on them, and God has not opened another door, you are in a holding pattern.

6. When you are looking for a job, waiting for interview or test results, and seeking financial provisions but it has not yet arrived, you are in a holding pattern.

“Deep in the belly of a difficult situation, there are no interruptions because God has our undivided attention. All we can do is sit, think, meditate and pray. There are no mountains that are high enough, valleys low enough, rooms that are dark enough, or places that are hidden enough from Him.”

I’ve learned to develop patience now that I am much older. My mentor likes to remind me, “Trust the process, Cathy.” Even in the midst of difficulties, we must still thank Him, count our blessings and, while we’re waiting, remember three things:

“The pattern has a purpose.

The pattern has a plan.

The pattern has a process.”

Surrender is the operative word. I know, easier said than done. The years and many experiences have taught me that He is always there—never a day, a minute or a moment too late. Sometimes the holding pattern serves as a form of protection, too, although we do not know it at that time.

Safe passage is always given when we least expect it.

If you find yourself in a holding pattern today, pray and wait on Him. Ask for grace to live your life productively, in spite of. In His time you will experience the peace that passes all understanding, and before you know it, it is time to land.


come what may

Karate Kid – life will knock us down but we choose to get back up

was in my friends house last night(maymay residence).while waiting for shay, we watched karate kid.

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