Happy birthday to the best son any dad could ever have. Responsible, considerate and very loving. Someone who carries the “Dreyfus” surname with great care and pride.
I am proud of the man you are turning out to be.
The cold Christmas weather… can you feel it already? It’s coming. So, why not kick back, relax, soak in all the holiday goodness and just “be in the moment” with a cup of wonderfully made coffee to keep you company.
That’s the kind of Christmas Seattle’s Best Coffee wishes for you to experience. The kind that brings back childhood memories of days gone by… filled with the joy of Christmas morn, of toys and of carefree innocence. Wouldn’t you want to relive those moments when mom would whip up a cup of hot cocoa or maybe a cold chocolate drink for you in the wee hours of the morning and everything would suddenly just feel so comforting? I’m sure you would.
And Seattle’s Best wants to help bring back that feeling of Christmas warmth through their selections of holiday coffee offerings. Not to mention the complete makeover of every Seattle’s Best branch’s interior design in keeping with the Yuletide spirit.
Starting today (Yes, TODAY), Seattle’s Best will be making available to the public their various new coffee concoctions that uniquely tugs at our emotions, invoking feelings of child-like Christmas delight.
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While my wife and I were out of the house to attend the Globe/PAL rewards launch and to do a few errands at the mall, our little daughter informed us that Max ingested a small piece rat poison.
She said that in the middle of crying for fear of something bad happening to Max, she tried really hard to pry his mouth open to take out the poison. What a brave little girl!
Thankfully, she was able to pluck the poison out from inside Max’s mouth. But we weren’t sure if that was the only poison he ingested or if our dog was able to ingest more than what our daughter was able to take out.
So, my wife and I had to rush home and take our little dog to the vet and have him checked immediately. Who knows what kind of damage the poison might do to Max’s internal organs.
1 year ago today, exactly on the eve of my birthday, you closed your eyes and went to sleep for the very last time. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you.
And so, as much as this day is about my birth… it is all the more about your life.
I love you and I miss you very much, mom.
My wife’s travel/food blog (The Tummy Traveler) is having an awesome Electrolux giveaway right now.
You might just be in need of a really cool LAUNDRY SET for the house. Who knows!
It’a very easy to join. Head over to The Tummy Traveler’s Electrolux post and read all about it!
There’s also a verrrry cute short video (2mins only) that my wife and little daughter made for everyone. Pls watch it. Hehehe…
Join now. The laundry set would surely come in handy in the house. Good luck, guys!
It’s wonderful how some of the things we usually take for granted turn our lives around dramatically.
Take your mobile subscription, for example… be it texting or calling.
For some, it’s a simple way for friends to get in touch and stay in the loop. For others, a way to coordinate and facilitate business concerns. Whatever reason you use this most used means of communication, it clearly serve its purpose time and time again.
But for one particular family, a father and daughter… it was the very vehicle in which their broken relationship was restored.
I encourage you to watch this short but very touching video entitled, “Daddy’s Girl”, brought to us by Globe Telecom. Nakakaiyak siya.
Very touching, right?
Kinda makes you think about how many more relationships have been forged and strengthened through the power of the mobile network and the cellphone.
May you break down emotional walls and barriers as well. As a matter of fact, why not give your family a call and share old and new stories with them right now.
I’m sure they would love to hear from you, too.
Every now and then, you chance upon a TVC or short video that just tugs at your heart or gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside.
I saw this short Globe video just a while back on YouTube and thought it would be worth sharing to you guys.
Aptly entitled, “Downpour of Love”, this video is only 1min & 39secs long.
For those who may have hurt us in any way, past or present… I forgive you.
For those who may have spoken ill of us at any given time… I forgive you.
For those whom we once thought to be friends… I forgive you.
For those who indirectly inflicted pain to us… I forgive you.
For those who hold grudges and cannot let go… I forgive you.
For those who have selfishly placed themselves ahead of others… I forgive you.
For those who are consciously inconsiderate to every concern… I forgive you.
For those who refuse to understand… I forgive you.
For those who take pleasure in other people’s suffering… I forgive you.
For those who just simply refuse to cooperate… I forgive you.
For those who can make a difference but refuse to do so… I forgive you.
For those who won’t take responsibility… I forgive you.
For those who simply point at others… I forgive you.
For those who find it difficult to look in the mirror… I forgive you.
For those who simply won’t do anything… I forgive you.
For those who won’t forgive… I forgive you.
For those whose lives are riddled with compromise… I forgive you.
For those who politicize everything… I forgive you.
For those who always expect something in return… I forgive you.
For those who deceive others… I forgive you.
For those who just don’t care… I forgive you.
In forgiveness there is peace.
In forgiving… I, too, am forgiven by God.
May those whom I have forgiven be able to find inner and spiritual peace as well as they ultimately learn to forgive themselves as well as others.
Earlier, my wife and I went over the topic of how my mother’s passing on exactly the eve of my birthday could’ve actually been more deliberate on her part rather than coincidental.
You see, my mom and I never really saw eye to eye on a lot of things. We’d disagree a lot of times.
A couple of weeks before she passed, there was a prodding from inside of me to talk to my mother about certain moments in our lives wherein our “less petty” disagreements have affected our relationship towards one another – to put some sense of definite closure on things. But her stubborn denial of her own sickness was a hurdle too difficult for me to overcome. She gets all worked up when I, together with my wife and kids surround her… she would normally say, “Ano ba kayo??? Wag niyo ako paligiran. Para naman akong mamamatay na sa itsura ninyo”. She would react defensively when sensing that things are getting too serious. Perhaps, it was her way of coping with her sickness… a means to shun the thought of coming to terms with what was inevitable.
I feared that if I spoke to her even in the slightest tone that would somewhat resemble reconciliation and forgiveness, she would freak out and push me away. She’s like that. And stressing her out with the kind of condition that she has was the last thing I’d want to do.
My mom and I are “ok”. I guess, there is that unspoken forgiveness that mothers always extend to their children no matter what circumstance. I’ve always sought comfort in that for as long as I can remember. But things are a bit different this time… I was looking for something more concrete – a sort of confirmation that things are really OK between me and my mother. It was something I was hoping to get before she leaves me.
But it was not to be.