First off, the following words are not from some broken hearted person. Tapos na ang Hearts Day for that corny lines. He-he.
I’ve been to a place of lushes trees and green mountains where you can hear the sound of birds and the hush of leaves. Well, I think you get the picture. It’s the perfect place to do some serious thinking, reminiscing, soul-searching, at iba pang pag-iinarte. So kahit papaano, despite the busy schedule (wow!), I had time to reminisce about life, some stuff, and the likes.
What hit me the most during my inarte moments was the reminiscing about the past. Where did the time go? Have you asked the same question and felt the same sentiment? Yung parang tinakbuhan at dinaan-daanan ka lang ng “time” na hindi mo na namalayan, lumipas na pala? That feeling? With that, a more important question comes to mind: what did we do with time? Is it spent worthily? Time worth differs for every individual so this question is for everyone to answer.
I’ve also been to a museum-type of place where I got to appreciate the remains of history. These relics can make us remember what was done and sacrificed before but it cannot literally make us go back to the past. It’s the same with what we have now. We can always remind ourselves of the past: events held, people mingled with, achievements completed, things owned, words said, mistakes made… but we can never go back to it nor bring it to present. Blue as it may sound but the bright side is what we can do with the present. Present times may not be always good for everyone. Tragedy happens, relationship fails, pet dies… Though there will always be some inevitable changes, we can always count on what was declared in Romans 8:28: “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose”.
After the dramatic pag-iinarte in the mountains, I was splashed with cold water when I came back to the real world here in the city. I thought that remembering the past was enough until I got back to the real battlefield of life where tons of tasks are waiting to be finished, piles of bills are accumulated, loved ones are depending on you… This gave me realization that though there should be recollection moments, getting stuck in it will make people forget what is ahead. We all have responsibilities which are all pointing to our goals. There are still hundreds of days to count for the New Year. It is not too late to list our New Year’s resolutions, bucket list, or other lists that you can think of. This can help us hit our goals and get ready for the future that we do not hold and we are uncertain of. Scary as it may seem but we can be comforted with the promise of God: “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future”. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna already tied the knot after the controversial relationship. Pia Wurtzbach already recovered from the awkward experience on the Miss Universe 2015 and claimed her crown. San Miguel Beermen hit the records by winning the PBA Governor’s Cup Finals with a historic comeback. They all had a bright welcome for the New Year. What would be our share? What I just mean is: there are so many wondrous and exciting things around us if we just look around. It is never too late to start anew for this year. There will be more trials and treats that life has to offer. Let us not let those pass us by. So, this is me, greeting you a blessed new year ahead and suggesting that we move forward with our lives at present and look to the future with the past in mind.