It was still very clear in my head. The time between her breathing began to stretch out with many seconds. Her breathing pattern, too, became louder. It was still in the afternoon, and we were able to exchange a few thank yous and even reminisce happy memories. We were still waiting for her parents to arrive from Nueva Ecija, and she bravely hung on. And after everyone has come, she finally let go and die. It was past midnight. My cousin-in-law, whose body was overwhelmed with a disease that spread exceptionally, died of breast cancer.
The Bucket List
When Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson’s Bucket List graced Hollywood, a lot of people I know made their own set of goals. This flick about two terminally ill men escaped from a cancer ward. They headed off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
I remember I also made my own, too excited to tick off a few items that created a significant impact on my life. More than pushing me to look forward to something, a bucket list reminds me of life’s meaning and purpose. All the more that it gives me that sense of direction in life. And with a clear mental picture of what I would like to aim, I am motivated to achieve that goal. A bucket list makes not a monotonous regime but fills my days towards a ‘purpose-driven life.’
Last August, my mother and I finally opened a hub for our growing business. We opted for office space near the boys’ school so they may go to the hub after dismissal. That way, too, we can still eat and go home together. That despite the never-ending list of office and home chores, this mother still hopes to gather her boys in one table over some food and drinks.
I know that with all the chaotic schedules, it’s tempting to drop family mealtime. We all could opt to grab a quick bite between commitments and tasks or even scarf down food while working on the computer or watching a television program. There is also the option for drive-thru and eat on our way home.
My first job was as an Advertising and Promotions Assistant in a recording company. It was a fun post, having to deal with a lot of entertainment people and media personalities.
As someone who just had her first job, I love it most when after a shoot or show, we would go out for a few fellowships. I enjoyed eating and trying news diners within Metro Manila and sometimes, out of town.
Two of our artists, though, preferred pares and every time we would dine in, we always go to their favorite GoodAh!!! I was not totally impressed because at 20 years old, all I wanted then were fancy restaurants with hard to pronounce food on the menu.
I had come to know the importance of insurance when our house was one of the thousands submerged in flood during the 2009 Typhoon Ondoy. We were able to claim insurance and use the money to pay for repairs.
Thus, when Dr. Gregorio B. Pastorfide pointed out the similarities of house insurance and cord blood banking, I had sentiments for not availing of that chance. I had the choice twice but didn’t give it much attention. Now, I only hope that nothing would happen to my family for me not to regret giving no time and thought about cord blood banking.
MOMI MUSINGS: Finding life’s purpose and happiness through enriching self
Are you happy with your life?I asked this to myself one time. It was a year after I resigned from work. I didn’t know what I would want in my life. Or I just denied myself from knowing. All along, everything was clear. I just needed to accept and live the life met for me.
But how would I Know it is the right path?
MOMI TIP: How to write confidently and edit fast
Are you confident with the book report you’ve submitted to your English teacher? Or are you happy with the article you wrote for an online magazine?
Sometimes, even how beautiful our ideas are, we find it hard to put them into words It is because we tend to be conscious of our grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. Even the wrong use of punctuation sometimes changes the meaning of a sentence. Add to that; it takes time and practice to learn the fundamentals of grammar.
Online Writing Assistant
I have discovered a reliable online writing assistant to make copies error-free and easy to read. Grammarly.com checks spellings, punctuation marks, sentence structure, and voices used.
I know very little about SEO or Search Engine Optimization. But what I know is that we usually type keywords within the search engine like Google to find answers to certain questions. With the uncountable websites available, search engines recommend to us the highest quality sites.
I always believe that attitude is a choice. Same with giving and sharing, we may always opt to do so or otherwise.
If we decide to be generous and helpful, we might be surprised that eventually, it is us who reap the rewards of our kind deeds.
Let me share with you the positive effects of giving.
This mother always believes that the most influential people are those who leave behind incredible legacies. Because these individuals’ names will live on in the hearts of the persons they touch.
Everyone can have that opportunity to carve a name in someone's heart and be a hero. After all, the great use of one’s life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. The very same philosophy American philosopher and psychologist said and believed.