Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday

Today begins the 40 days of Lent. It is a time for reflection about life and our relation with God.It is a good time for renewal of discipline and simplicity in everything we do.

By now,I know that a good life and happiness is not about accumulation and domination. Happiness is about virtue-purity of heart in all our affairs and intentions.

I should not look at the lenght of 40 days in terms of time. I should consider it a challenge. After all virtue is a sister of patience.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chinese New Year

I did not realize it had been 2 months since my last blog. I'll make amends by writing more often.

Invited by very good friends Cheri & I spent 2 days in SF with them,watched the Chinese New Year parade and following day went to Golden Gate Fields for the races.

We learned a little bit about the Chinese tradition in celebrating the new year.
Our grandchildren who were with us Saturday enjoyed the fireworks and the parade. We did too.

We did not win in the races. We were with friends which was mor important than winning.