Ngayong umaga pagpasok ko, ang sumalubong sakin sa gate ay yung mga namimigay ng Bible, yung Gideons. Hindi ako sigurado kung sino sila, at ano ang relihiyon nila. Pero hanga ako sa ginagawa nila, ang tagal na nilang ginagawa yun. Ang dami na naming ganun na bible, iba-ibang kulay, at nung bata pa ako nun nung napansin ko yun.
Late ako, sinadya ko yun. Pagdating ko sa AVR wala na ang prof namin, nagbigay lang daw ng assignment at nag-attendance. Habang sila ay abalang-abala sa paggawa ng plate, ako.. Hinanap sakin ng kaklase ko yung Bible ko, binigay ko. May pinabasa siya sakin na verse. At eto yun:
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Binalik ko sa kanya yung Bible tapos ipinahiram ko yung highlighter. Siya ang pinag-highlight ko nung verse na yun. Naaliw ako sa kanya, isa sya sa dalawa kong kaklase na nags-share sakin ng mga Bible verse. May isa pa siyang binigay nung pasko (yata) na natandaan ko, na mula din sa Ecclesiastes:
Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Please not now. What the heck? You’ve done nothing but procrastinate since the last two days. I know you’re trying to get the rest you want as much as you can. Ngayon ka na lang ulit bumabawi ng tulog at kung ano-ano pa. But duh? Midterm exams week ngayon! Remember Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NLT)? Remind yourself, miss no good.
Sincerely forcing you to get up, wake up, and do something,
your alter ego ❤
Btw, I’m loving Ecclesiastes. =) And the fact that I blogged on a weekday, not the usual just-weekends-blogging-rule, this is something, I guess. Remind me Abba Father. Please?
Procrastination never simplifies our lives, even though it may appear that way sometimes, but it actually complicates our lives and increases our stress level. No matter what’s the root of our procrastination — fear, feelings of inadequacy, laziness — the fruit of it is always rotten.
— Life on Purpose
*Wow. Im in the mood for blogging and blablas.