Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Lot of Things Happened

I haven't blogged for a while. I didn't blog in the weekends. But, maybe you've read it or watched it on the news or on the internet about the disaster that happened here in the Philippines. Basically, torrential rain brought floods to a lot of cities, towns, and provinces here in the Philippines. Dams overspilled, hospitals flooded, a lot were killed and/or missing, and many people evacuated because the flood reached as high as "person-deep."

My family and I are very lucky that it did not flood here. And, the worst things were:
1. It wasn't a typhoon.
2. It brought more rainfall than Ondoy.

A lot of people are now in need of help. You can help in your own little ways by donating food or cash and of course prayers.

There was also this trending topic on Twitter about Genesis 8:7-12 because the disaster happened in 8/7/12. Coincidence? But I guess they didn't read it because it was a positive message:

"and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. B
ut the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him."

This is a very devastating event but what's amazing is that it did not kill the spirits of the Filipinos. That is something unique about us. We smile even though our homes are flooded. We still maintain a happy disposition and that, my dear readers, makes all the difference.

Let's all do something to make a change. It doesn't have to be big. All efforts towards it can amount to a big change for the better. :)

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