Sunday, February 10, 2013

Be happy or be sad?

Did you come to a point in life where you don't really know if you are going to mourn or to be a happy in what is currently happening in your life?

This month is a month where my feelings goes up and down. Happy because of the flowers I got on mother's day and I am sure I am going to receive flowers too in Valetimes day. But....

I just pondered over my sister's lives. The two of them  were born in the  month of february. One is older than me and her name is Lourdes and the other is younger than me and her name is Eden.

                               My older sister Lourdes

As I pondered over their names and lives, I wondered if they are happy in their current situation.

My older sister name is Lourdes. How I shall define her? Her  name was derived from " Our lady of Lourdes and was born in the 11th of february. 

Our Lady of Lourdes is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary invoked by Roman Catholics in honor of the Marian apparitions which are said to have taken place before various individuals on separate occasions around LourdesFrance.
Most prominently among these is the apparition of 11 February 1858, when Saint Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl admitted to her mother that a "lady" spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle, (a mile from the town) while gathering firewood with her sister and a friend.[1]

                                 Source: Wikipedia

Actually, she has been a good example for me. Very patient woman and careful with her words. While I am trying to be that way, but it is difficult coz I am an impatient woman and loves to talk.

 What I mean with that I am impatient  is if I am thinking of doing something, I have to do it once  coz I don't like waiting. And sometimes, I talk to much that half of my words should be  more than enough. Oh! Thanks God for blogworld. Here I can write my thoughts:)

Not only that, she loves gardening and  loves to cook. Well, I am not so fond of gardening. Reminds me of the life that I hated before. Planting rice under a scorching heat of the sun.
But I do love flowers though:) And I love to eat her strawberries in summertime and her flower plants that she gives to me! Lucky me! Well, I believe she is happy with her life. Although she has no children of her own, while I have many, but she has a very kind husband that loves her so dearly. And she has been a supportive sister and an aunt. A saint! 

                                         This is my younger sister Eden

Eden, the youger one who has birthday in February 12 is another type of person. Her name reminds me of the garden of Eden where Adam and Eva started their carrier.
But Eden's paradise has so many thorns and that makes her life very hard. I remember once she said that I am her idol. Well, she did a lot of things similar to what I did. Didn't finished studies, get pregnant very early,  but finished college when her children are grown ups like me and she is also working abroad ( Middle East). But while she is in a hot country without so much freedom, I am here in a cold country and free to do what I want and go where I want. 
What I like about my sister is no matter what, she can laugh at her problems and believe that everything will gonna be alright. 

Her words from FB: 
Thank GOD,even though I dont have material gifts on my coming birthday, I already received from u, the peace of mind that I have right now. Thank you so much,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Love you GOD,LOVE u LORD¨

Although she is not going to be very happy on her birthday because she is far away from her family and not free to go anywhere where wants, but I thank God that she  feels blessed and trying to see the bright sides of life. I wish I can make her name come true. That her life will flourish like the garden of Eden. Be a haven for those that need rest, joy, peace and blessings. But although I can't, God can in His perfect time.

In the same day, our cousin has the same birthday. Her name is Celeste. 

But her mother, our aunt just passed away and she will be having birthday and funeral at the same time. So we have sorrow in our hearts, but at the same time peace that her mother is having her celebration with Jesus now.



  1. Happy Birthday po sa mga sisters niyo at sa inyong pinsan..

  2. Hi Joy, What a pleasure to find your blog thanks to your kind comment on mine. You have some wonderful photos here! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great weekend. John

  3. Mixed feelings, or not! Happy, grateful, pleased and worried. Thank you that you shared your worries and joyful things.

  4. Paki Greet na rin po ako sa kanila....

    smile always tita ^^

    1. Thanks Jon! YOu smile always too:)

  5. Be Happy or Be sad... from the title alone, it clearly shows that it is a choice... Happiness is a choice, you can chose to be happy or be sad... and it is up to us... People has different ways of taking life's adversities... araw-araw tayong nakasalang sa pressures, problems and stressful events that may take us down to our lowest point in our life. Regardless... we can choose to be happy! Especially if our happiness is not based on material and physical things, but based on the blessings we received from God.

    Count your blessings! And be Happy! Good Day Ms Joy!

    1. Thanks Mar Unplog. Good to be reminded coz there are lot of things who can destroy one's day:)

      Happy nice day to you too!

  6. Just passing by to say thanks for visiting!

    Hope you had a great weekend :)

  7. that's rather unfortunate to have a funeral and birthday on the same or near date. A co-worker of mine is not much of a fan of Christmas time as he had a very hard time when his father died on the 25th.

  8. happy birthday to your sisters!
    the Charles Stanely quote is wonderful!!!

  9. Happy Birthday to your Sisters, Lot of reason to be happy and to celebrate life to the fullest.:)

  10. happy birthday sa sisters mo ate joy na may napakagagandang panagalan
    wish them the best of luck and my god continue to blessed them abundantly,
    not only in material matters but mostly on love and health

  11. Thanks mecoy for your hearwarming wishes:)

  12. Happy Monday!
    I'm your new follower.
    would be nice if you can visit my blog and link up.
    Have a nice Monday.

  13. Happy birthday po sa sister nyo at pinsan :)

  14. Birthday blessings to your dear sisters.


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