Look deep into nature, and then you will understand things better. – Albert Einstein
If I were to describe the last few weeks, I’d say EXTRA CHALLENGING. Everything was too shitty that I’d often find myself crying myself to sleep, that is if I have really slept at all. I stopped questioning God’s decisions — too tired to even do that. What I did was lift everything to Him, I was so damn tired carrying the burden that He wants me to carry. It was just too much. Not sure though if God accepted it, basta I told him that I’m done. Such a brat, right? But life has beaten me over and over again, nakakapagod.
After our short trip to Leyte, I found myself alone with the hubby during the Holy Week. “Tama lang, I have enough time to contemplate and ask for forgiveness and guidance from the Man Above.”
Good Friday. After church (wala kaming Stations of the Cross pamphlet so we just prayed.), we decided to go home immediately, but He must have other plans for that day that He guided us to this wonderful place in Agus.
While all nearby resorts were brimming with tourists, this place was surprisingly quiet, having only a few locals as visitors.
Entrance Fee: Php0.00
Kiosk Fee: Php100.00
Other Fees: Php0.00
Clean waters, white sand, few people. Just perfect.
No, we didn’t ride ANY of those boats going to the nearby islands, WE WALKED. And because we were not ready, having zero plans to go swimming or any outdoor adventure that day, we did it in our “panlakad” clothes.
The distance from the kiosks to the farthest islet was almost 500m. It was a long and tiring walk (sticky sand, rocky ocean bed and the current was quite strong) but it was SO worth it.
What I realized after our quick adventure:
- Life is fleeting, life is short. Marcelle was hesitant to cross the waters, because first, we were not familiar with the area, second, we were not geared for swimming, especially snorkeling. I told that that we SHOULD go or else I won’t be able to sleep that night. Despite the challenges (hello, my flip flop got broken!!!) we still went there. Hard roads often lead to beautiful destinations, baby!
- You can enjoy life with less, so much less. Hello P100 for this breathtaking place?
- Life is still good. It might be shitty most times, but we should keep on believing that it has something good to offer.
- Happiness and Contentment start within me. That whenever I find myself in the jungle of problems and uncertainty, I only need to look inward to find the essential answers to my questions.
First, thank you, dear Lord for opening my eyes and heart over and over again. You made me realize that these tests are meant to build my character and not to break me. I am strong and forever I will be, not just for myself but for everyone who loves me.
Second, Forgive me if I doubt your love sometimes. I am just human, Lord. Forgive me if I doubt the love of everyone around me. I know that I am blessed like everyone else but I let my fear and my earthly problems affect me. Thank you for blessing me with people who never fail to help and understand whatever it is that we’re going through.
And finally, Lord. Please show me the right way & guide me to the right path because it seems that I am lost and only Your light can save me now.