Chapter 3

“You’re finding your way. That’s what your 20s are for.
To take chances, to make mistakes, and to learn from them.”
– Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)

Let me take a break from all the food posts, and talk about a different kind of hunger. This kind of hunger is the immeasurable type. It’s the type that makes you full one moment, and then you crave for something else or something more after. It’s fueled by the need to grow, step out of one’s comfort zone, and take a chance on the unknown. It’s about kindling that lost fire to learn new things and skills. Yes, it’s that kind of hunger.

Let’s go to the most raved about restaurant in town called Life. The waiter hands over the menu. There are lots of dishes to choose from. They have their bestsellers, the just-okay dishes, and the not-so-good ones. Of course, the server won’t tell you what the not-so-good ones are. You’ll just have to find it out for yourself. You finally got a seat. You chose your appetizer, main course and dessert. The appetizer was just okay. Nothing outstanding and memorable. As for the main course, sad to say but it was one of the not-so-good ones. Since you were hungry, you had to endure the dish so as to nourish yourself. You almost gave up on the dish but you treaded on bite after bite. And then for the grand finale: the dessert. With much prayer and guidance, you hoped that it would be a good one. Something that would make the whole dining experience bearable at least. Lo and behold, it was wonderful! It was so much more than what you expected. It was so great that it made the previous dishes forgivable. It was indeed a dining journey that was akin to what I went through. My journey was a mix of the good, the bad and the great. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything in this world.

As I open a new chapter in my life, I’ll be taking in more chances, committing mistakes, and gaining lessons at the end. I can’t wait for the big guy up above to write the exciting adventure that awaits me. With much faith, patience and love, I feed my hunger with spiritual food as I leaf through to the next chapter. Time to turn the page! 🙂

There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every thing under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-9

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  1. Nicely written! Love it! 🙂

  2. im know you’ll make this one an even better chapter – best of luck! 🙂

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