Let’s drink to that!

I often hear people say “Life is short”. It’s a cliché. Stories, movies, text messages, and even posts suggest how we should appreciate everything we have and let our loved ones know how much they mean to us. Still, it’s easier said than done. Though I know how things can change in a matter if split seconds and I have proven many times how one can lose everything in a blink of an eye, I still don’t know how to make each day count. Don’t get me wrong. I’m doing my best to do that. I just don’t know if what I do is enough.

Today, as I was checking my mails, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WordPress, it occurred to me that I am surrounded by a lot of different people. Some are close to me, others are not. Some I get in touch with, others I don’t. Some are appreciated, others are unnoticed. Most of them I know personally, others I know by name.

So I decided to stop what I was doing and make Continue reading

God’s Gift of Life


I have long been on this planet — so long and yet,

it does not seem that long really.


My days and nights have been multicolored with impossible,

hopefully-possible dreams, a few of them vague and amorphous,

but on the whole, quite definable partially.

My months and years have been parked with stress and tensions,

light and deep-seated anxieties,

and host of basic inquietudes reminding me that I am blessed, and alive.


I thank God for the unpredictability, Continue reading