Monday, August 4, 2008

To Lydia Tansinsin, my friend and former Balik Scientist Director, PHILAAS, DOST, PAASE U etc.

i love you too

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Lydia G. Tansinsin"
Date: August 4, 2008 10:48:01 AM EDT
To: FE JUAREZ
Cc: Romeo Baylosis , Ester Ogena , Marie F Tela , Eulalia Venzon , Claudette Gaerlan , florence Cua , Maria Natalia Dimaano
Subject: Fwd: I think you will like this....
Reply-To: lydiagtansinsin@yahoo.com



--- On Fri, 8/1/08, Araceli Santos wrote:
From: Araceli Santos
Subject: Fwd: I think you will like this....
To: "Linda Hoops" , "Josefina Balinghasay" , "Caridad Santos" , "Cecilia Manalac" , "Gertie Hernandez" , "Deanna Go Bio" , "Eleanor Valencia" , "Flor and Ruben Castillo" , "Grace Padilla" , "Lourdes Agleham" , "Lydia G. Tansinsin" , "Norma Feria" , "Norma Abaya Morales"
Date: Friday, August 1, 2008, 11:32 AM



Begin forwarded message:

From: Ellen Soriano
Date: July 31, 2008 11:02:09 AM PDT
To: Santos , Anna Lagman , EDNA Bernardo , Girlie Reyes , Maria_Victoria Reyes
Subject: FW: I think you will like this....
Reply-To: ellen.soriano@yahoo.com



--- On Fri, 7/25/08, Rachel Fajardo wrote:
From: Rachel Fajardo
Subject: FW: I think you will like this....
To: "A V MEDINA"
Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 10:03 PM


-----Original Message-----
From: Belen Borja [mailto:belencborja@yahoo.com]
Sent: 25 July, 2008 03:13 PM
To: sonya almendral; Charito Estrada; rachel chipeco fajardo; teddy mendoza; Estelita Nierva; olga ochoa visaya
Subject: FW: I think you will like this....



--- On Fri, 7/25/08, Corazon B Rabo wrote:
From: Corazon B Rabo
Subject: FW: I think you will like this....
To: geny34@aol.com, belencborja@yahoo.com, "Lavonda Munsey" , "Patricia A Gutierrez"
Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 11:14 AM


-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia Lowry [mailto:plowry@frontiernet.net]
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 2:07 AM
To: LaNora Keller
Cc: Barb Summer; Pat Silverthorn; Bobbi Reed; Rhodora Palpal-latoc; Barrett Loyd; Kimberlie Keister; Donna Duckworth; Patricia Cooper
Subject: I think you will like this....





Old Age, I decided, is a gift.

I am now, probably for the first time in my life, the person I have always wanted to be.
I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become more kind to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.

I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avant garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.

Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon?

I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60&70's, and if I, wish
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things..

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken..
But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become.

I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting about what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day. (If I feel like it)

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!

MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RAINBOW OF SMILES ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART FOREVER AND EVER!

FRIENDS FOREVER!

1 comment:

Sabrina said...

I just happened to come across this, and I noticed that you posted people's names and addresses in the 'forwarded too' I am wondering why you do this, because you have posted the name and address of a family member of mine, and I would really appreciate it if you would remove the forwarded to sections in this post. I understand that people should delete the people who sent the email to them first before sending it on, but this doesn't always happen, and it also doesn't mean that they want you to post their email address on a public forum. Thank you.