Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's A Wonderful Life

Have you not consider how wonderful it is to be alive? How thoroughly rewarding it is that we are loved by people that mattered most to us? Have we not appreciated that the sun shines after a stormy day or the light dawns after the darkness of the night? There are so many things we ought to be thankful for. Surely, we thrive in the fresh air we breathe. We hear the singing of the birds in the morning and the swaying of the leaves and grasses as the wind passes by. We are thrilled by the surging of the waves in the picturesque seashore. And have we not gotten the thrill of our lives by journeying to the imperial mountains that stand majestically amidst the clouds. The tiny creatures of the day and night show how wonderful it is to be alive. Have you seen the flying eagle as it soared ecstatically among the clouds, impervious of all the din down below? How we love to stroll by our favorite baywalk as seagulls come flying by? How we marvel at the majestic sun as it sets in its golden halo as the night slowly creeps in? And how we savor our favorite ice cream bar as we exchange pleasant stories in the moonlit night?

Ah, the earth is so peaceful as the light of the moon encompasses us all. And yes, have we not felt the presence of an Unknown Being who have made all of these things possible? How wonderful it is to be alive and cared for by an Almighty God who is so gracious in providing all of our needs. ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE.

Tags: It's A Wonderful Life, It's Wonderful To Be Alive, Life, Love, Cherished Memories, God, Divine Providence, Divine Grace

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Lena said...

i am thinking about it every day. How blessed we are to live and be surrounded by people who loves us. And how often we take it all for granted.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lena,
I'm so glad when I see you so positive about life. That was the main theme of your blog, remember? I'm just get sad when you write about the sad things that you encounter in life. Not that I do not want you to write about them. I would prefer that you focus on the positive and finer things in life. Life is what we make of it. We may wallow in self pity or overflowing joy depending on where we focus our attention. Thanks so much for your visit and comments. God bless you always my friend.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Such a beautiful and uplifting post!So apt for the start of an august month :)

I am thankful for who I have and what I have.There are so many out there who do not have even a fraction of it.Life is indeed wonderful,if we make it to be.All we need is the right attitude.

Have a wonderful month ahead my dear friend.God Bless You and your loved ones always.

tin-tin said...

it really helps a lot if we are thankful :)

Anonymous said...

I love moon-light and me watching moon on silent grassy mountains...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
There's so much pathos, pain and suffering in the contents of so many blogs that I feel that I must write about the beauty of life. You are so right my dear friend. Life is what we make of it. We just have to focus on the positive things to feel good and wonderful. There's so much to be thankful for in life. Thanks for your visit and comments my dear friend. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tin-tin,
Yes, gratitude opens a lot of doors of blessings and opportunities. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Hobo,
You're showing a romantic streak in you. That's good. You are capable of loving and being loved. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

SeaSpray said...

This is a beautiful post.

I have written about things that bother me on one of my blogs. My seaspray blog I usually go for the humor but not always.

But I love this post you have written.

I am thankful for so much..maybe I should write about that.

Today we had a double rainbow and I had been writing about things that have concerned or heart me. The health concerns are more overwhelming to me then I let on to family, etc. and I am worried about getting a job too. Anyway...i looked out and saw this beautiful double rainbow! I instantly felt like it was a God wink telling me that everything would be alright. i know everyone saw it it wasn't just for me. but i think he does these things that minister to people where they are at and he knew that at that time I'd be writing what i was and turn and see that. I am not articulating this well. i am sorry. Sometimes even a butterfly flying by feels like a God wink to me. he speaks to us in different ways and knows our hearts. :)

Anyway..i loved your post. :)

tin-tin said...

hi! i would just like to tell you that you've been tagged. just check out my blog (post: 20 questions) ;p

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Just dropped by to say Happy Friendship Day my friend!You have touched my life in a beautiful way.

Have a great week ahead.God Bless You and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Seaspray,
Yes, I do believe you. God communicates with us in His own special and personal way. Everything that happens to us after we have accepted Him as our Lord and savior are God sent. No experience is bad, for they all lead us to that one glorious path of eternal life. I have been especially praying for you not only for your physical health but more so, for your spiritual health as well. I know, so many things are still unclear to you, but in God's time, everything will be clear to you. God does things for His own purpose. We just have to be sensitive to that purpose. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tin-tin,
I have been tagged so many times, but let us see what it is you tagged me with. Thanks for your visit again. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Happy Friendship Day too my dear friend. The feeling is mutual. You also have touched my life and have such a profound influence in my writing especially on short stories. I also appreciate your inherent kindness that I could sense in you. Many readers are appreciating that kindness and your expertise in expressing your personal feelings and emotions in all your posts. I would probably compare you with Lena and Preetilata because all of you speak from the heart. I appreciate honesty in writing and dissociate from magalomaniacs who think that they hold the world in their hands. It has always been a great honor and pleasure to have known and corresponded with a pristine soul such as yours. God bless you always my dear friend.

SnowLite said...

Thank you mel :)

there was a time when I walked much closer with God and I want to again.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Snowlite,
It's never too late. You'll be amazed at how patient and faithful the Lord is with His children. He is patiently waiting at the door of your heart, waiting for you to open it up for Him. He has already done His part, it's all up to you if you really want Him to be a part of your life. Everything that is happening to you is to make you come closer to Him. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Thank you so much for your kind words Mel.Lena and Preeti are two of my best friends today,maybe it is cause we think alike.

May God Bless You and your loved ones always my dear friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Yes, you are absolutely right. You three are very transparent, very unpretentious. As we say in our own vernacular, "not plastic." You are what you are and you write what is in your heart. That's the reason why people congregate at your blogs. Thanks again my dear friend. God bless you always.

izmir evden eve said...

thank you for sharing

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Izmir,
Thanks too. God bless.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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