A Life More Joyful

It is the week after Easter so let me greet everybody a Happy Easter! Easter is such a joyful season that it is a good time to reflect on life itself and all the gifts that we have received from the Lord.

During the Holy Week, I took some time to fix our photos (lots of them!) from our 2007 US trip. It's quite shameful how almost a year has gone by and I have not organized the photos till sometime last week.

As I fixed the pictures, I remembered one of the quotations/verses that I came across during the trip. I liked it a lot -- that I even asked my husband to take a photo of it. This was at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

The quote, attributed to William Saroyan goes like this:

"Try to learn to breathe deeply,
really to taste food when you eat,
and when you sleep, really to sleep.
Try as much as possible to be
wholly alive, with all your might,
and when you laugh, laugh like hell,
and when you get angry, get good
and angry. Try to be alive. You will
be dead soon enough."

This quote was displayed near a skeleton in a cabinet and aptly labeled: "Skeleton in the Closet."

Nice reminder, right? We won't be alive or around all the time. Our life on this earth will come to an end sooner or later. So while we're still alive -- it makes good sense to savor it, enjoy it, feel it, and live out life with passion.

You and I will be dead one of these days. Then again, if we remember and believe in the promise of Easter then that should not worry us so. We will only be dead to this world but will enjoy a life more joyful where it counts.

Have a good weekend everybody!

[By Angelica Viloria | Friday, March 28, 2008]


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