Have you seen the segment Word Travels in the National Geographic? Great! As the title implies, two seasoned travelers would go around the world and they would scribble their thoughts or blog about their experiences. When I was waiting for my flight for Manila, I was doodling in my notepad as I haven’t brought my laptop with me. I figured it’s much smarter to travel light and leaving my laptop behind would mean leaving work and other worries behind. So here goes my scribbles during the time that I was waiting for our delayed flight.
When Things Are Easier
I was born with a sword in my mouth in contrast to those who have spoon of gold.
I learned and got things the hard way. There were times when I had to learn them the expensive way. Or sometimes, I don’t get to have what I really want.
During the travels, that’s when I get a better view of the world and assess my plans in life. That’s when I feel that I’m part of something bigger and that I exist for a reason.
Today, I checked in the airport a couple of hours before the actual departure. Yes, that’s a couple of unproductive hours. Or is it? Well, not when you’re constantly learning.
The checking in and all the airport verification processes went smooth in contrast to the exhausting travels I had when I was younger. During those times, me and my mom would board the ship instead of the airplane. Those were truly physically exhausting journey when I had to lift our baggage because we wouldn’t afford to pay for someone else to carry it for us.
I never had the opportunity to enjoy the view then. Today, however, I travel boarding planes and I couldn’t thank God more about the comfort that He allows me to experience. Though not everything I want may be provided, everything I needed are just within reach.
Do these little comforts make life better? Definitely! Yet there’s this little kid in me that misses those moments when I was challenged and exhausted because in life, the best ideas that often outlive the life itself is when we’re creating bricks out of the stones being thrown to us.
My best posts are often composed when I barely have the time to do them or I yearn for more time yet deprived of it because I got so much tasks in my plate. I have a tendency to wander and procrastinate so now I am grateful for the job that keeps me on schedule and become truly productive.
After all, life is not about the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.