Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hello world!

It's been 2 days since I deleted all my accounts at social networking sites. People have been asking me why and if it was difficult. So far, I've been mum about the real reason. Here's what the Lord told me Wednesday evening (and I recorded it on my phone in case I forget):

I am clear of this: the Lord wants me to focus on Him and serving my sisters. I cannot do that while there are still distractions present. Although I may say I am not moved by them, but the threat is still there. We are told to flee from temptations, to not even let Satan obtain a foothold. Therefore I am clear of this: God wants me to delete my fb, multiply, hi5, and friendster accts. Yes, even twitter.. no bargaining.. If I am to serve God, then let me do so wholeheartedly and pour out my time on this endeavor. The Lord who calls me is faithful. If I would lose contact to my friends and the bonds which I hold dear because of this, then so be it. If I were to lose everything for Christ's sake, no one is more worthy. "That is why I consider everything a loss.." as Paul so aptly put it.

I believe the Lord has different plans and requires differently of each of us. But as for me, this is what the Lord wants and I will stand by it. Praise the Lord, He gives me enough strength and grace to obey. I want to live my life for Him, and to please Him in everything I do. He is worthy, who died for me so I may live.

Jesus loves you all and God bless you!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A month in the life of Joy

So what's been happening in my life lately?

I'll let the pictures tell the story...

Went to this newly-discovered place called Nomnomnom, which is an artsy, fun restaurant for those who want to try foods that are not your typical food. Sayang, have no picture of the Malinomnom which people are raving about. We tried it though, and it's perfect for my tastebuds. It's not your typical pizza bar, that's for sure! :D Yum! Am definitely gonna go back there one of these days for another serving of their Malinomnom, or to try other foods they offer.

Above are pictures of the pasta that we ordered. They were tasty and have really big servings!

We took our patients for a walk to the mall. Our goal was for proper observation of traffic signs, road/street signs, and even signs inside the mall, norms when going out and socialization skills in asking other people about directions to different places inside the mall. This was a fun experience, and one in which I really felt satisfaction as an OT! :)

Went to visit my friend, Stephanie. Turns out she is currently taking care of her aunt's 2-month old baby, so adorable! :)
New shoes that I bought. Love 'em! I actually had a hard time choosing the design because there are so many to choose from. It's light on the feet and can fit any outfit. I love loafers, especially stylish and colorful ones. So practical, yet so fashionable!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Something Worthwhile

Yesterday, I was once again reassured that what I was doing was right, that I was on the right path, that I was doing something worthwhile.

The Special Education teacher of my patient at his SpEd school noticed that he was different, that he was now more behaved, that his behavior improved. The nanny of my patient told her it was because he's now receiving occupational therapy.

Because of this small news I heard, I was surprised to feel a sense of accomplishment. It is rare in the pediatric setting that we hear of improvements, or if we do, it is over a period of years that subtle improvements are seen. But to hear that my patient improved noticeably after only about 2 weeks of therapy, that was really something! I was overjoyed! :)

Praise God, it's all You!