Inspirational Quotes


“Fear not the sunset.
The twilight may give way to the dark,
Pitch black.
But soon, the dawn,
Harbinger of light,
– (Dulguime, 2016)


‘Parenthesis in Eternity’


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Exhale.”

Dear Leah,

Greetings from New York City!

I wish I could say, “Do not let cancer rob you of your inner joy and zest for life.” But I do not really know anything. 

You have requested me to create a math equation for you. “Just like that episode in the TV show Numbers,” you said. You giggled like a little child when you made your request.

I tried hard not to cry.  

I did muster the courage to say, “Although we all face certain struggles in life, it is the way by which we respond to our struggle that dictates the weight of our burden.”

Know that I deeply admire the strength of your faith. Even now that you are battling with Cancer, you still radiate hope and joy to us – we, who are supposed to be the ones to give you comfort.

Because of that, I believe that r = a – b sinθ can be your mathematical equation. Let the coefficient, a, refer to the strength of your faith and the coefficient b equal to God’s love for you, such that a = b = 1. Then, your equation becomes:

r = 1 – sin θ,             

the graph of which is a heart-shaped polar curve known as cardioid, from theCardiod Greek word “kardia,” for heart.

The polar equation r = 1 – sin θ may then signify that you, Leah, are love manifest. Cancer cannot change that fact.

Thank you for reminding me to always take time to whisper a prayer of gratitude for each breaking dawn.  For indeed, tomorrow is not promised.  

To quote Paulo Coelho:

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

Know that you are always in my heart and prayers.


Ma’am Mayette

P.S. Leah joined her Creator on July 29, 2014.


Photo by Nida Mantala Comandante

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

by Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Inspirational Quotes

“Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes we need to go back to where we started and reflect on where we went wrong. If we live our lives according to God’s will, then there is a message behind everything…. Hold on to your faith and keep close to your family. Smile to melt the pain and laugh to disperse all sorrows.”    ~ Maria Susan Geotina


Photo by Dupz Escatron Ravelo 

Hope anchors the soul… ~ Hebrew 6:19

Inspirational Quotes

New Year’s Eve

Photo: "In Bloom" by Dupz Escatron Ravelo

For the heart roars with poetry when it hits a turning point…~mtg

by Marietta Geraldino

For you, I bravely waited when dusk seemed winning

At nights you invade my thoughts, memories were taunting

But as sure as the sun that greets me each morning

I know that you would come, so I kept on waiting.

Reset, I believe, is a gift you always bring

Wounds of broken dreams await you for healing

A chance to let go, an opportunity for forgiving

And so patiently I waited, as the hour clock is ticking.

While voices and laughter of merriment are mingling

Silence from a longing heart, deep inside is deafening

And so as the gentle call of the church bell is ringing

For you, I calmly whispered a prayer of thanksgiving.

Hope, shared by humanity, is a present you’re ushering

A new leaf for self-renewal, for new dreams I am re-starting

For peace and prosperity, a whole new future you’re offering

New Year – you’re just a moment, but from the Almighty a blessing.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow.”