Several things happening these past few weeks that reminded me how important my family is.
Plenty of things here on earth could be temporal. But there are some - no matter how intangible -that transcends time.
Relationships. Values. Memories. [on a good day, I could probably go on and on...but for now this is what comes to mind]
We spent a good deal of our day time today walking around this beautiful place in Manila called Intramuros. This place is so rich - of stories that our kids could benefit from. My kid had a lot of questions for me today. I wasn't able to give quick answers to most. I will have to brush up on Philippine history and get back to her soon. Or I might just refer her to her lolo who was my most favorite history teacher (yes, I probably will just do that).
But apart from the historical value of today's trip, we also took home a lot of reflective insights. We took a jeepney from Lawton to Intramuros and along the way, we were once again reminded of how lucky we are. I took that opportunity to point out to the kid what privileges she enjoys and reminded her as well not to take those privileges for granted because as how privileges are -- not everyone is afforded with those.
Today was a good day. Today was a day filled with gratefulness and appreciation to the brim.