. . . has found her home . . .
. . . and lost it
and felt the pain,
and faced sadness,
and of being alone
and understood the meaning of it all.
. . . has seen the light
has embraced joy,
and reaped the full meaning of it.
I met them in the Path.
I met them out of the Path as well.
I met them and they shared with me their walks.
And now I walk with faith.
For all the senior citizens of the world.
For all those I met and left the world
as well as for those who stayed
and for those who add meaning and joy in my life.
Your path paves mine.
I featured this beautiful orchid in previous post. They are now fading beautifully amidst the threat of storm "Mina" that is passing my country now and bringing rains and winds. Yet as I hugged my dogs and hugged myself as well, I am reminded of those who walked my path with courage, faith and joy, and gave me the strength to hold on and hang on. The storms will pass, another beautiful orchid will grow, my dogs will dance and play in their senior years, and my two senior Manangs (an endearment we use to refer to older sisters) has remained helpful, funny, healthy and wise. . .
They who walk the path walks with a joyful heart . . .
And I share this with Maia, Beverly, Amy, Denise (we are praying for you in the USA as Hurricane Irene lands today) and the TodaysFlowers team Luiz, Laerte, and Sandy. We have a long weekend holiday ahead. On Monday we celebrate Heroes day and on Tuesday our Muslim countrymen will end their Ramadan and we will celebrate with them!