25 October 2009

Words.


I believe in the power of words, written or spoken. While it could start misunderstandings, hatred, or wars, it could also conquer all these negative things. It could conquer hearts and universes, too.

How wonderful is it to be told that you are loved? Or forgiven? Words touch and change lives.

Beautiful words have been sent to me recently, wrapped in sincerity and sealed, I believe, with lots of kisses.

I am grateful. Because really, in the sea of friends you have, how many actually express what they feel or think about you?

So I am grateful for these cyber post-its (emails included) with lovely words on it from friends.

Chin, after thanking her for this entry she wrote, and after telling her about how nice it would've been if I lived close so I could spend more time them, replied back: "no matter where you are, you make people happy. You're a friend of the soul, ai. You don't need to be near; we sleep under the the same sky."

And then, Badeth popped up in YM today: "I don't know but of all the people that I know ikaw yung naisip ko na pagsabihan nito. Maybe this has been your influence to me..." She told me about her recent consulting work with an international org and she's in Yemen right now. And I'm utterly proud of her.

Just two examples how words we give each other help hold us up. They comfort, despite distance and disasters. They keep us company on lonely days and long nights. They help clear the mind and , too. Especially when i forgive you or i love you has been spoken after a long wait.

Oh, actions confuse me. I'm never one to assume, so I hang on to words.

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An afterthought:

Just want to share how thrilled I am that Chef Jeroen, the owner of Pepper Lunch left a comment in my travel food finds blog.

Now, I wonder who else will stumble upon my blogs. *grin*
Paulo Coelho started it! LOL

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photosandmemos October 25, 2009 at 6:23 AM  

I so agree Ai..words are so powerful=) it can make or break my day=)

someone can hurt me more with words, than they could with a tirador (or any weapon for that matter)...


words are so 'gilok'..=) and so well appreciated.

Aileen Siroy October 25, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

photosandmemos said...
I so agree Ai..words are so powerful=) it can make or break my day=)

someone can hurt me more with words, than they could with a tirador (or any weapon for that matter)...


words are so 'gilok'..=) and so well appreciated.

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It's true. Words could inflict more pain. And it sticks forever in one's memory.

Mommy Blogs October 25, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

words are powerful and potent like any other ingredient, you have to mince it well LOL!

konsuy October 27, 2009 at 7:46 AM  

ai, you have the gift of words. and you truly inspire.

it will not take long for other "greats" out there to discover you. paulo coelho, chef jeroen, robert brault, the whole world. =)

imong photos, imong crafts, imong aura, it just speaks. and that is what makes you amazingly beautifully talented.

Badeth October 27, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

Hi Ai. Thanks much for this entry.

Indeed, words are powerful! I've just had my presentation, and as you said over YM, I was able to wow the Dutch, the Indians, the Yemenis, and my fellow Filipinos.

All I did was to remember these words from you: "You'd be able to wow them, Badeth."

Daghang salamat, Ai.

Aileen Siroy October 28, 2009 at 1:53 AM  

Mommy Blogs said...
words are powerful and potent like any other ingredient, you have to mince it well LOL!

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oh, i don't mince my words. LOL

Aileen Siroy October 28, 2009 at 1:55 AM  

konsuy said...
ai, you have the gift of words. and you truly inspire.

it will not take long for other "greats" out there to discover you. paulo coelho, chef jeroen, robert brault, the whole world. =)

imong photos, imong crafts, imong aura, it just speaks. and that is what makes you amazingly beautifully talented.

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Thank you, Chi. I try my best. =) And most times, I wish I write as well as you do. =)

But thank you. You're very sweet.

Aileen Siroy October 28, 2009 at 1:56 AM  

Badeth said...
Hi Ai. Thanks much for this entry.

Indeed, words are powerful! I've just had my presentation, and as you said over YM, I was able to wow the Dutch, the Indians, the Yemenis, and my fellow Filipinos.

All I did was to remember these words from you: "You'd be able to wow them, Badeth."

Daghang salamat, Ai.

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Congrats, Badeth! I knew you would! I'm so very proud of you!

Enjoy Yemen and keep in touch!

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