The Magic of Christmas


My Christmas season officially started when I attended the previous event of Caring Cup for Make A Wish Philippines. It was my first time to attend such event so I am actually surprised to see the amount of the toys to be given were a bit expensive, especially for an ordinary employee like me. I thought about it for a while and I realized that God has been good and it is just right to share my blessings to others.

This Christmas, I hope we all find time to look around us – our fellow Filipinos who are still trying to get back on track after Typhoon Yolanda and Typhoon Ruby, as well as others who are in need. After all, it’s really not about the money nor the material things. It’s about the happiness and love that we can give to others as well as to ourselves. And that is definitely priceless.

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Wishes Do Come True

According to the people from Make-A-Wish Philippines from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Caring Cup event I attended last 15 November 2014, there are different types of wishes:

  • “I Wish To Have…”
  • “I Wish To Go…”
  • “I Wish To Meet…”
  • “I Wish To Be…”
  • “I Wish To Give…”

Today, I want to focus on the fourth item from the list. I felt touched to hear that Make-A-Wish Philippines do receive such type of wishes, like “I wish I was a chef”, “I wish was a singer”, etc.

I suddenly realized that I have such kind of wishes which did come true. I work as a programmer but I never wished when I was a child to become one. Here are some of my wishes which did come true:

  • I wish I was a video editor/graphics artist. Maybe this is my dream job. And I am grateful for my current company for letting me do these things once in a while.
  • I wish I was a dancer. I’ve been actively participating to Christmas party presentations. And I just love doing it.
  • I wish I was a part of a choir. I admit that I do not have any talent in singing. But last week, I was invited to join the choir for a mass held in the office. I feel that somehow this small wish of mine came true!
  • I wish I was a singer, while playing an instrument. (Not yet happening! :))

After realizing those things, I actually felt grateful that I was given the chances to do those things. :)

Back To The Earth

What’s your idea of a perfect day off: one during which you can quietly relax, doing nothing, or one with one fun activity lined up after the other? Tell us how you’d spend your time.

"I'm going back to the earth, I'm going back to the earth..."

“I’m going back to the earth, I’m going back to the earth…”

Being with nature is what I consider a perfect day-off. The view of the trees and the beach relaxes me and teaches me to appreciate these gifts from God. Having those views are also perfect for reflecting.

Source: Sparkling or Still