Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dust if You Must - My Cebu Expedition

A house becomes a home when you can write " I love you" on the furniture."

Crown Regency Mactan

I can't tell you how many countless hours that I have spent CLEANING!

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - "in case someone came over".

Then I realized one day that no one came over;

They were all out living life and having fun!

Now, when people visit, I find no need to explain the "condition" of my home.

They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun!

If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it!

Cebu Carbon Market

Dust if you must...

but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter,

bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed,

ponder the difference between want and need?

Cebu Cathedral at the break of dawn

Dust if you must...

but there's not much time with beer to drink, rivers to swim and mountains to climb,

music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

D' Pond Family Grill

Dust if you must...

but the world's out there with the sun in your eyes,

the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain.

This day will not come around, again.

Happy Children at the Carbon Market

Dust if you must...

but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind

And when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust!

Zipline at the D' Pond

Note: The author of Dust If You Must is unknown. "Dust if You Must" was sent to me via e-mail by a good friend of mine. I think it is a good introduction for the chronicle I am preparing for my Cebu Trip as it explains why I chose to go to this trip.

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