I have a writer’s block for the entire two weeks. Writer’s block is when a writer’s mind is totally blocked from ideas to write, even the simplest ones, no matter how much he or she brainstorms. That is what I have been suffering. I lost the drive to start a topic so I set aside blogging, procrastinated, then little did I know, days, no, two weeks and 3 days to be exact have already passed. It happens from time to time in a writer’s life, and take note, I am only a trying-hard writer 😁 so I suffered the double effects of this matter.
Not having the drive to write in the past few days didn’t mean my life was dull. It was the other way around, actually. My thanksgiving month started with so much vigor and abundance, except for the enthusiasm in writing. My health is good and my body is light. I was expecting colds and coughs and a total fever on the first week of winter like two years ago when I suffered fever for two months but I only got cough and colds for a couple of days this year, which is amazing! My body pretty much adapted the ironic change of climate in this environment already. Apart from good health, I’ve got blessings to count and to be grateful for to our Most Gracious One.
I received a lot of material blessings early this month but what I am most thankful for is the blessing of good health, good heart and good mind for my entire family. Thank you, Lord for always keeping my family safe and healthy, most especially my mom who, even though have grown a lot of white hair now, still looks beautiful. Knowing all these puts my heart at peace.
This isn’t my first time to be away from my family but this is the first to time to be away from them outside the country this long (3 years). So I am always thankful to them for making me feel like I am just next door or next town with their daily news and updates. I am thankful that I still have a vivid memory of my late father because it is what I want, to keep him always alive in my heart. I am thankful to my second dad for standing like a real father to me and my siblings and for loving and taking care of my mom. I am, of course, very thankful to the new additions in our family; the three little angels that bring more joy and well, noise to our already happy and noisy home. Thank you, Lord, for these precious blessings.
Being an Overseas Filipino Worker now, I finally feel the heart of someone working outside the country away from the family…and for my case as a domestic helper, enslaved and degraded. I finally feel the emptiness, the longingness and the weakness for not having a family aro9und but on the other hand, I learned a lot of good things, which are beneficial to my self-worth and self-growth.
As an OFW, I learned to be stronger. I came to know and practice the word “patience”. I learned how to be assertive or that thing called “asking”. If you do not know anything, ask. If you need anything, ask. I also learned to be obedient and respectful. I am not a boss here anymore, I have got bosses! And last but DEFINITELY the MOST IMPORTANT thing, I learned to put my self to my “place” and be humble. It is not that I am not a humble person, there are just times when I tend to forget where I am. I always keep reminding myself that I am only a lowly housemaid in this country, that in this country I do not have a helper…..I am the heper and I should act like it!