It was nice to hang out with good old friends who visited us for dinner last night. Due to the demands of our crazy worlds and some things that were happening in between, we kinda lost that kind of bonding over time – kulitan, simultaneous laughs and food trip! I kinda miss that kind of vibe.
I wasn’t able to take photos at home but we had sinigang, dried pusit (squid), spicy ginataang binagoongang prawns, nakakabitin na rice and different bottles of wine from Avène and Portugal, followed by a trip to Haagen Dazs. Sira na naman ang diet but it was worth every calorie. Merci beaucoup guys!
I’m thankful that yesterday and today are public holidays and I had the luxury of time to prepare and cook during the day – a good break from sitting at my work desk. Whilst cooking, I realised how good it feels to let go of the things that hurt me in the past and let go those negative vibes that cling at the back of the head. It’s not something new, I’ve heard about it from some Sunday sermons and have read about it at some popular inspirational articles. Definitely, not new to me but I feel renewed every time I put this into practice.
You’re probably thinking now, it’s easier said than done. Yes, it is. First, I need to accept that I’ve been hurt by the situation. I don’t want to play the blame game – as I believe it takes two to tango. By accepting the truth, I need to make a decision to let go of those negative vibes. It’s a big step of faith and it takes a lot of pride swallowing. Praying about it really helps. I also keep reminding myself of this,
With this decision, I choose to declare happiness over hurt, forgiveness over vengeance, love over bitterness and blessing over curse. And when things are too much to handle, I believe that God is in control and all things work together for good to those who love Him (Romans 8:28).
Yes, life is about the choices we make. Don’t worry about the joy, time or other things you thought you’ve lost – our God is a God of restoration. I’ve said this and I will say it again, I choose to be happy. So negative thoughts, I banish you!
Have a nice day xxx