Friday, July 8, 2011


What's on my mind today..... so asks a friend, not that he cares. :-) But I do care to tell or write about it. Because somebody out there might need to hear it. He or she might need to hear what a day is like in the life of one of God's creation. And after hearing maybe just maybe it would light up the spark kindling in the heart that never was given the chance to shine out to the world brightly. There's plenty of us who live very quiet lives holding that spark within quietly. So thus here are my thoughts today...........

-- I can let any of my daughters choose the movie they want to see or pick the dish on the menu in a posh restaurant without having to ask of mine own choices if that puts huge smiles on their faces. Because I can.

-- I can shelve my precious free time to listen to my best friend when she calls on the phone with her miseries and woes. Because I can.

-- I can write of things which may not be popular to a greater number of people because it could be something about the harsh truths of life which they don't really want to know. Because I can.

-- I can stop by a display window at the mall gazing at gorgeous fashion and accessories of jewels shoes and bags without batting an eyelash and messing up my wallet. Because I can.

-- I can speak my mind honestly when necessary if the goal was to shake some sense into another person confused and unsure in his hour of darkness. Because I can.

-- I can cry in the privacy of my room, kneel down and pray when things get so tough and tougher. Because I can.

-- I can do a lot more other than what I have been born with as I acknowledge the power of God within me. Because I can.

It's a CHOICE. A choice to do what is good, what is necessary, what is essential, what is kind or noble or meek or generous or compassionate, and what is simply called --- 'doing my job'. A humbling of self so that others could have their joys. An honest acknowledgment of what we should really be doing here with our lives. You see, we have a job .. but our boss is HE who sits on the throne up there in the great halls of heaven.

And what, you may ask, is that JOB? It's simply this..... to be the best we can be to ourselves and to others with who we are-what we have and aim for the greater glory and praise of a wonderful God and Father. He who loves us beyond measure -- constantly, unfailingly... whether we deserve it or not.

Make the right choices.. and do your job. You were created to do far more than you ever dreamed you could as a person and as a child of God. We cannot do anything less or lesser than that. Shine as you are right there where God has placed you. And make it your goal to make God smile. Everyday.

Hope you all have a lovely and blessed weekend up ahead. Bless you!
(Picture above was taken by my daughter on our Boracay Island family vacation.)


  1. I really needed to hear it Ellen..and I loved every word of are one amazing write..God bless you:-)

  2. Blessings to you, dear friend. May God's grace and light shine upon you all through your life. Be blessed and stay blessed. :-)

  3. Wow much of truth with such simplicity. Because you can!

    Take Care :)

  4. Happy to see you, Jigyasa :-) How are you? I hope everything is fine. Always take care. Hey thanks for coming by with your wonderful comment. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

  5. :-) and I love it everytime you come by, Chakoli. Have a lovely and blessed day. God bless you and your loved ones.

  6. All the traits you have described are admirable.You come out as a self effacing,pragmatic person with unshakable faith in God.What more proof is needed than the following line in the post.
    I can cry in the privacy of my room, kneel down and pray when things get so tough and tougher. Because I can.

  7. Ellen,

    I should visit you on daily basis otherwise I have to read so many meaningful posts together. Read 4 posts. I am going to give my combined comments. It is a fact that we are what we are and should never ever try to copy someone. God has blessed us with certain qualities to enable us to not only look after ourselves but do something for the mankind too. So one needs to use God given creativeness for the good of all. One needs to be calm even in the time of turbulence all around. That is the only way we can do something which is desired by God for us to do. One should follow conscience and do what is best.

    Take care

    PS : No views on last 4 posts or so?

  8. Fantastic photo! Enjoyed reading and absorbing your words...thank you!

  9. Hi KP,

    People are what you say they are, not just me. We are similar in the basic things of life. We do our best to cope with the life given us. We deal with it with everything we've got.

    Your visit is truly appreciated. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the post.

    God bless you and your loved ones.

  10. Ahhh Jack, you always delight me with your insights on any subject. It is a pleasure to have you here in the blog.

    Oh that's okay if some posts have no views .. lols. There are those who simply are passing through.

    Isn't that so much like life? We have people who come into our lives.. perhaps stay awhile and then move on.. and some who come and stay a bit longer than that... and then again some who come but can't stay and move on as just quickly.

    It's just what it is and does not have to reflect unfavorably on anyone or anything.

    I am fortunate and blessed that with the friends who come to my blog, some regularly through the years, wonderful friendships have been formed. Such a wonderful God-given gift! Truly a pleasure and delight.

    Thank you, Jack, for your lovely visit.

    May God pour out blessings beyond measure on you and your loved ones.

  11. Hi Theanne,

    How wonderful to see you again! :-) Glad you liked the photo... incredible sunset, isn't it? And one gets to see that EVERYDAY in the resort island of Boracay.

    Blessings to you and yours, my friend.
    Have a pleasant and lovely week.


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