I haven't written anything of substance lately, so I'm going to resist the urge to do my evening rituals just so I could squeeze in a few thoughts and updates before I get too lazy:
Just this in -- I was saddened by this update; not that I have a personal affinity for oddball astronomical objects (though I have a soft spot for oddballs)...just goes to show that there are some things one holds on to as truth until the next smartass debunks it and there's nothing you can do about it.
The past few weeks have been quite busy for me. All of those things translated into a lackluster work performance last month. I still reached my quota but I almost missed it-- I gotta focus! It's been 2 months since my long break, I've gotten used to my new lunchmate who suddenly morphed into a close friend I'd hang out with after office hours, and now Dr. P has lots of time to make up for the missed dvd marathons, parties and telebabad evenings! I have to make myself worthy of all these good things coming my way!
On the other hand, I got a reality check earlier this evening before choir practice when we didn't have any special intentions to pray for and just settled for general intentions for those in need. I volunteered to close the practice with a prayer reminding us that as we live comfortably without too many problems, there are actually a lot of people in this world who suffer so much that every minute they are almost dying to seek someone who could pray for them, and as they drown in their misfortunes, hope for them seems impossible.
May we be always thankful for the life we enjoy, and for at least one of our mundane moments may we ask Him to bless those who are in pain, that they, too, may find solace even for just one fleeting minute as we include them in our thoughts. Cheese aside, I really believe that all of us are connected, and that the good intentions we wish for others create a wave of benevolence that reaches beyond our remotest acquaintances to those who are truly in need.