Sunday, September 28, 2008
gulong ng palad
I've neglected my blog for good reason. For one thing, I've been busy with the city hall's Employee's day where I was forced to wear a grass skirt and dance the tahitian dance. Yes, that hip rollin, booty shakin, all around tiring dance. And no, I'm not posting a picture. Bleh!
But, I have another more serious reason for the long absence. And that, my friends, is none other than that useful yet evil thing called money.
It's been tough for us and our business lately... I'm not even gonna go into the details because it's gonna be too depressing for me. Suffice it to say that lately, I've been walking around wondering how people survived, where they get their money and envying those who I think have more than what I have. Heck, I even envy my childhood memories when there seemed to be no problems and I could get almost everything that I wanted.
I have led a life that was sufficiently blessed. I was never lacking. Except of course when I run through my allowance too fast. We were rich. Although I never felt that we were because my dad raised us to content ourselves with what is enough. Never too much. Just enough. So that when the time comes when we don't have a lot, we'll still manage. I never thought that the day would come that that would actually come useful. And though we've been taught to stick to the necessities, it still doesn't seem to be enough.
They say, the less money you handle, the simplier life is. So true. If we didn't have this much in investments, we won't have this much to lose. Yesterday, we were flourishing. Now we're just trying to make it through the day. I look around and some of the people we know who used to come to us for money are now the ones who have the money. Gulong ng palad.
I tell you, be kind to everyone when you're goin up cos you never know who you'll need when you're goin down. It's friggin hard... I admit, I'm used to being up. I don't know how to deal with going down. But still, as they say, life goes on. When the going gets tough, the tough get goin. And when you've hit rock bottom, there's no way to go but up.
I sure hope so.