Life’s Punctuation Marks

If you will be asked to put punctuation marks in this sentence, “Woman without her man is nothing”, how would you punctuate it? Most men would write it this way for sure,

“Woman, without her man, is nothing.”

But because I am a woman, I would punctuate it like this,

“Woman! Without her, man is nothing.”

Biased, huh?! 🙂

Punctuation marks give meaning and emphasis to a sentence. This is also true with life…we create our own punctuation marks and highlight our lives.

Period (.). In life, period is a common idiom to mean “end of the story” or “we are done here”. This is the punctuation we use when we are tired of someone or something and want to put an end to it. We use period when we want to cut everything off.

Comma (,). When we want to have a break from our daily regimen, work load, problems, stress, etc., we  pause for a while. Pausing once in a while would help you rejuvenate and revitalize. We could get away without these commas but we need them sometimes.

Question mark (?). We use it in making decisions…when discerning the right from wrong. “Where would I go from here? Which is better, this or that?  Am I doing the right thing?

Exclamation point (!). This mark the special events that give our lives that power stroke…touch someone’s life with a kind word, surprise your loved ones, learn an instrument or two, give someone the gift of hug, or anything you do to put enthusiasm to life and make it extra ordinary.

We may not often notice it but punctuation marks of life help us move through big transition.  Often times we use question marks and there are times we use periods but it is great to live life with exclamation point every day. Don’t you think so?

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Life is Too Beautiful

What would you do if God gave you second life? You would treasure it and love it to the best that you can for sure. I hope that this is what my brother would do exactly when he gets well.

Last Sunday, I received a text message from my Dad informing me that our dear “Bunso” (youngest in the family) had a motorcycle accident. It was only yesterday that I got the chance to visit him and was shocked that the accident was really that freak. He can barely walk, cannot eat well because of the stitches in his mouth, his four front teeth were extracted, four front lower teeth were disaligned, he has wounds and bruises in the face, arms and legs. I cried upon seeing him. He has two back riders who got bruises too but my brother has the most severe injuries. What if something worst happened to him? How would the family take that especially our Mom? Click here is you want to see his pictures after the motorcycle accident.

My youngest brother with RJ.

Thank God my brother is quite better now. He is still lucky for God gave him second life and for that my family will always be grateful. Living a second life is the sweetest and most beautiful thing that could happen to a person. It is his chance to repent for his sins, to love everything he already has, a chance to be thankful for the things he has yet to receive, and his chance to be a blessing to others by doing things that are worthy in God’s eyes.

To my dear brother, you now have a plenty of time to make up for everything and do worthwhile things that you haven’t done. Love your second life as life is too beautiful to be wasted and lost in just a snap.

 

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