Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sabi ni Lola

I remember my grandmother repeating this verse like a broken record: "Nasa Diyos and awa, nasa tao ang gawa" (I cannot fully translate this as the intensity seem to wane as it is translated it is much better said in Filipino). My grandmother was a sagrado catholico, she claims that she is a religious person and it is reflected in the way she led her life. But always she is a very down to earth woman. She was blessed with six children and 8 grandchildren. She held on to her beliefs but she was very practical. She always made us understand that we are responsible for our own life and our own future.

Yes, there is God but it is still up to us to do our part. Devout as she is, she never told us to be resigned individuals to whatever fate has to offer. In her few select words, in a traditional provincial setting, she still made us understand that we are individuals who makes choices in own our lives. And more importantly that we should get in to action so to speak to get our lives going.

Haay. It is so hard sometimes to express oneself in another language.

Basta, sabi nga ni Lola: "Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa."

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