This week was filled with wonderful blessings and deep realisations. This week, I was invited to attended a fun blogger event at Wihardja Furniture Showroom. I was happy I was able to bring along my hubby. We enjoyed a sumptuous Indonesian buffet and we get to shop around the showroom. We went home with several stuff for our place.
Also, this week, I had my monthly get-together with fellow Filipina doctors working in the same company as me but different branches. It is such a great comfort to have support systems and friends if you are living and working abroad. It makes you feel that you have people to run to when the going gets tough, people with open ears to hear you complain, people who offer you encouraging advices and people who help you improve. I have several support systems of “gangs” in Singapore that gave me so much joy and comfort. Though we don’t often see each other but we always keep in touch.
Today is my bestfriend’s birthday. We have been since Grade 1 . We have experienced life’s up and down from medical school struggles, triumphs, heartaches & now having a happy family life and we are still best of friends. We often try to keep contact even how busy we are. I don’t know how we managed to be friends until now but one thing I know is that when my kids grow up, I will teach them the importance of having friends, in keeping friends and choosing the right friends.
Also today is All Saints’ Day. Back in the Philippines, it is a public holiday. We celebrate it by going to the cemetery and pay respect to our departed loved-ones in the Philippines It is also a holy day of obligation. I went to mass today and I was inspired by the homily of the priest. He said, we need saints in the 21th century. A saint who watch movies. A saint who surf the internet. A saint who drinks coke and eat hotdog. A saint who drinks beer with friends. A person who can still praise God during the modern times and not doesn’t often our God. How great is this calling. We don’t need to be uncool, boring or detached to be saints. We can still please God doing ordinary things just like St. Josemaria Escriva is preaching.
Here are a round-up of links I found online that inspired me this week:
2015 will soon be over. I want to buy a 2016 planner!
Like what I said. We can be achieve sanctity in everyday.
Tips in how to love yourself.
Which color looks good on you?
I love Grace Kelly’s fashion!
Advantage of having a nagging mom
Blessed All Saints/All Souls Day!