12 Days of Reconnection, Day 12: Rewind

I admit, I thought I was going to die. As I was making my list of things to do for these 12 days, it felt like making a bucket list in its true sense. It became even more apparent as the days went on because of all the good experiences I was collecting along the way.

Today, the 12th day, I decided not to leave the house. It has been raining for two days now, and there are reports of damaging flash floods all over Luzon — including my hometown and the one that we visited yesterday. Reality is creeping in as I watch the news about fatalities caused by the storm. I’m already dreading what I will see the moment I open my work email when I report back to the office. To ease myself into this reality, I did what I usually do when I’m at home: clean the house, do the laundry, read, watch TV, sleep. Now is a good time to also look back at what just happened during the past 12 days.

Laughter with great friends.
Reawakening social sensitivities.
ibong adarna
New appreciation of an art form.
Spiritual guidance from a friend.
Support for a friend.
Discovering new places.
kamay ni Hesus
Praying for healing.

The best things about these past 12 days are that not only am I feeling more alive than ever, but that I have reconnected with people I have not seen in years, as well as people I promised to see. I have also rediscovered the things I love, bonded with my family, and learned lessons along the way. I would have wanted to reconnect with more people who have come into my life, but 12 days would not be enough. I understand why it had to be this way. It was all worth it.

How often do we get 12 free days to reconnect with life?

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