This month is the month for women and last eight of March the whole world celebrated the international women’s’ day. It is a celebration of gender and equality among women in any kind of race, color, ethnicity, culture, country, beliefs and status in the society where we live in. The office that i am working with has a picture taking contest with the theme of challenge is working on women. I asked my sister to get some shots of women in society that tells a story about what she is doing for life and living as my entries for the said photo contest. I am hoping that my entries will be selected and qualified.
Gospel, John 4:5-42
5 On the way he came to the Samaritan town called Sychar near the land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.6 Jacob’s well was there and Jesus, tired by the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Give me something to drink.’8 His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.9 The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘You are a Jew. How is it that you ask me, a Samaritan, for something to drink?’ — Jews, of course, do not associate with Samaritans.10 Jesus replied to her: If you only knew what God is offering and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me something to drink,’ you would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water.11 ‘You have no bucket, sir,’ she answered, ‘and the well is deep: how do you get this living water?12 Are you a greater man than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself with his sons and his cattle?’13 Jesus replied: Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again;14 but no one who drinks the water that I shall give will ever be thirsty again: the water that I shall give will become a spring of water within, welling up for eternal life.15 ‘Sir,’ said the woman, ‘give me some of that water, so that I may never be thirsty or come here again to draw water.’16 ‘Go and call your husband,’ said Jesus to her, ‘and come back here.’17 The woman answered, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You are right to say, “I have no husband”;18 for although you have had five, the one you now have is not your husband. You spoke the truth there.’19 ‘I see you are a prophet, sir,’ said the woman.20 ‘Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, though you say that Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.’21 Jesus said: Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know; for salvation comes from the Jews.23 But the hour is coming — indeed is already here — when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth: that is the kind of worshipper the Father seeks.24 God is spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and truth.25 The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah — that is, Christ — is coming; and when he comes he will explain everything.’26 Jesus said, ‘That is who I am, I who speak to you.’27 At this point his disciples returned and were surprised to find him speaking to a woman, though none of them asked, ‘What do you want from her?’ or, ‘What are you talking to her about?’28 The woman put down her water jar and hurried back to the town to tell the people,29 ‘Come and see a man who has told me everything I have done; could this be the Christ?’30 This brought people out of the town and they made their way towards him.31 Meanwhile, the disciples were urging him, ‘Rabbi, do have something to eat’;32 but he said, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’33 So the disciples said to one another, ‘Has someone brought him food?’34 But Jesus said: My food is to do the will of the one who sent me, and to complete his work.35 Do you not have a saying: Four months and then the harvest? Well, I tell you, look around you, look at the fields; already they are white, ready for harvest!36 Already the reaper is being paid his wages, already he is bringing in the grain for eternal life, so that sower and reaper can rejoice together.37 For here the proverb holds true: one sows, another reaps;38 I sent you to reap a harvest you have not laboured for. Others have laboured for it; and you have come into the rewards of their labour.39 Many Samaritans of that town believed in him on the strength of the woman’s words of testimony, ‘He told me everything I have done.’40 So, when the Samaritans came up to him, they begged him to stay with them. He stayed for two days, and 41 many more came to believe on the strength of the words he spoke to them;42 and they said to the woman, ‘Now we believe no longer because of what you told us; we have heard him ourselves and we know that he is indeed the Saviour of the world.’
Its been a great non working days for me. Staying at home gives me more time to attend to my personal mess, household chores and to be able to sleep more hours every afternoon which I often deprived every working days. My holiday has been productive so far because I did a lot of work. I even sent some important report of work to the main office. I used to be behind my blog posts and I can hardly cope up with it. Now i am back to my daily updates. Such a nice feeling to be given a four day break this time. Lots of things are done and such a great accomplishments to have.
It is a long weekend here. Happy to spend time at home since Thursday until Sunday. I had to go to the downtown proper the other day because I had a jewelry which is due for renewal. There was no day allowance because I was already given five days to either renew or redeem it. It was an assorted jewelries of earrings, ring and necklace. I am hoping that soon I will be able to redeem all these things.
One of my favorite color is rust, a combination of red and brown. It greatly matches and blends with my complexion. I like that color be paired with black, white or brown trousers or pants. The rust colored top that I wore yesterday was made by mango. Soft, cotton linen with v-neck cut, no prints but just a plain kind of top. The simple design of it makes it a versatile clothing for me at any kind of get up I may have. One quality clothing that every girl must have.
It is March fifteen already and days before I informed and reminded my co workers to make their accomplishment reports for this payroll cut off. I know this would be a very busy week because there are only three working days. Lots of deadlines and some reports need to be emailed and submitted to the national office. Good thing because most of my co workers cooperated and they already submitted their accomplishments. I am able to compute the payroll and have it signed verified check by our chief for approval. I will be submitting the vouchers Monday next week.
Daily work especially at the office can burn me out. The rush deadlines are often the culprit. It cannot be avoided and I don’t have to deal with it personally or else I would be drained after. Good thing there is this organic soothing balm made by human nature. Apply it on the temples, nostrils, back of the neck and shoulders can soothe the tensions and stress from work. I often apply it before taking a noon break nap usually from twelve thirty noon time until one o’clock. I can feel a relief and regain strength. This is one personal thing that I cannot leave without so I make sure that i have one on my personal carry bag everyday.
This week the city is celebrating its eightieth founding anniversary. Its been eight decades already that the city was established. There are a lot of changes to be seen for the many years especially the economy, way of living, culture, people, environment and many more areas that depicts the development of a place. There are many activities being lined up and one of this is the live music festival in the park. The theme is the 80’s music since its in time with the founding of the city. When I pass by this afternoon after work, there are a lot of people on the park waiting for the night and the organizers are busy in making a musical set up on the stage.
Gospel: Matthew 17: 1-9
1 And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:2 And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow.3 And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him.4 And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.5 And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.6 And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face, and were very much afraid.7 And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, Arise, and fear not.8 And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus.9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead.
I am always taking care of my teeth and for me oral hygiene is one important thing to do everyday. A healthy teeth and gums play vital role in the total wellness of a person. I always choose some best product of toothpaste for use at home. Often I use the organic kind because it does not contain harmful chemicals. When I saw this arm & hammer dental toothpaste in the supermarket , I know that this brand is made up of baking soda and for all I know baking soda has good health benefits. It is specially formulated with the highest level of refined dental grade baking soda for maximum cleaning. My teeth and gums feel clean everyday using this kind of toothpaste.