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Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Beautiful Gift from a Good Friend

This is my gift from a good friend. I haven’t met her personally but our connection is beyond description. I met her last year and since then until now, I think we’ve known each other for ages. She’s one of my best discoveries from the past year.

She also gave me three birthday questions to answer. When I read the questions… I felt like …duh.. have I earned that much wisdom?? Come to think of it, I’m nearing half a century… maybe I can answer the questions. Let us see if my brain has earned justice to its age.

Here goes:

1. What do you consider your greatest contributions so far?

My greatest? Oh! It would be so nice to say “I am a philanthropist, I have donated so much in charity” or “I am a scientis and inventor and I’ve discovered a cure for cancer”! Regrettably I am none of those. In my own little way, my two kids are my greatest contribution to human kind. They are my legacy and my fortitude to the future.

2. Your favorite men. Why?

Reality or fiction?

My favorite men in fiction are:

1. Superman – mainly because he's indestructible

2. Forest Gump – His pure heart

3. Does Harry Potter old enough to be categorized as man?- Righteous

4. Legolas – Green Elf in Lord of the Rings - wisdom and valor

My favorite men in Reality are:

1. Gandhi – for his faith

2. Newton and Bell – for their brains

3. Robin Williams – he makes me laugh

4. Roger Federrer – excellence in sport

5. Terry Fox – Perseverance

3. The best times of your life.

Best times? When I became a mom! I’ve realized that I have accomplished my
purpose in life. That my life as a woman has come in full circle.

4. Three things you¢d like to give women today

Uh… does “thing” means it’s an object? Or advice I can give women today?? I’ll
take the latter.

1. Go for it! What ever it takes to make you happy! If it’s within reach… grab it! If it’s out of reach, make every effort!

2. Take care of yourself; put it above anything else, next to your children

3. Never give up!

That's it. Thank you my friend for the beautiful gift. God bless!

3 comments:

juleste said...

You're welcome, Em.

For my part, I call it a serendipity moment and I'm sure you know what I mean.

I must be living in a cave because I have no idea who Terry Fox is..

Thank you for sharing your thoughts especially on item #4.

EM said...

Serendipity it is! It did made me ponder about what I learned of life...of my life. Sometimes, time passes me by, I live through it, but until these questions were asked, I'll never realize how much I've learned. And by knowing what I've learned, it is easier for me to see the future infront of me. These are the things that moves me and guides me unknowingly. To be able to acknowledge them earns me an ally, a friend and an assurance that I'm at the right path.

Thanks friend! Ur the best!

EM said...

Oh! Terry Fox, a Canadian, was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977. Despite of this he started to run and called it The Marathon of Hope, raising fund for cancer research. However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at age 22.

He is a fighter and a believer.