For the last few weeks I’ve been full of worries. There’re some family issues, problems with finances (I’m calling out to those people who has utang, pay me!), and some problems that somehow fretted me. I always thought that these issues are so big and it’ll take time before it could cave in. Distraction gushing from me interrupted a lot of my activities. I was blinded by it. My mantra that I got from the movie “Three Idiots” which is – all is well – can’t seem to help, and sometimes I even forget to say those three magical words because of the drama: "I’m covered with the blanket of despair."
Last Sunday, I was invited by some close friends of mine at their house warming party. The food was great, we had the best laughs, a lot of "booosh" and "pah" (inside joke), and the never ending remember-the-time-when stories during our college days. We had a grand moment; time swooped without us noticing.
As me and a close friend of mine was on our way home, I still had the aftershock of our “party” and didn’t realize I was still smiling. Then it just struck me that God is giving me snippets of things that would make me smile to tell me that I should not worry at all.
So then I realized that I was not paying attention. Again. I let my problems take my whole view, resulting to me failing to see the bigger things behind, at the side, and above it. After grasping these thoughts, my attention adverted to the photo album of my friend in facebook entitled “More Reasons to Smile”. It is precisely true. We should find reasons to smile more often because we have a big God and He won’t let His sons and daughters to be left in peril. The phrases, “Everything will be alright”, “All is well”, “Don’t worry, be happy” and “The sun will shine after the rain” are all spot on if you are conscious and not blinded by setbacks.
When we are faced with problems, we tend to be blind, and just focused on the wall in front of us. But hey, if you are having a hard time, God has a way to poke you and tell you, look behind the wall! Appreciating small things that God gave us is appreciating big things that He’s about to give. Saying thank You is a great way to start and end your day.