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Ever heard of the Diary of a Dog? How about the Diary of a Cat? Click here to read. :)

I first heard of them during the Beloved MMC in Subic. Thanks to Fr. Noel Nuguid who was so effective in delivering the humor and the lesson behind the two diaries. :)

Today (and everyday), I choose to be a dog. And this is my diary: 

5:00AM - Woke up due to severe back pains. Managed to sleep again. Thank You, Lord for the gift of sleep and rest. :) My favorite!

7:00AM - Woke up again due to intense back pains and difficulty in breathing. But was still able to get up and live the day. Thank You, Lord for the gift of life. :) My favorite!

8:00AM - Had champorado for breakfast. Took medicines afterwards. Thank You, Lord for the gift of food. :) My favorite!

9:00AM - Discussed a few things with my parents and readied myself for a long day. Thank You, Lord for the gift of family and home. :) My favorite!

10:00AM - Left the house and went to Dr. Mariano's clinic for follow-up consultation. Thank You, Lord for the gift of doctors who are instruments of Your healing and grace. :) My favorite!

11:00AM - Walked from Sta. Lucia Mall to Mariano Clinic in Dela Paz (and back) because I have limited funds. Thank You, Lord for the gift of exercise and clear skies. :) My favorite!

11:30AM - Was told by Dr. Mariano that Papa needs to undergo ultrasound of the whole abdomen to find out the cause of his elevated diaphragm and liver, but based on the results of his 2D echo, his heart remains strong despite the recent attacks. Thank You, Lord for the gift of health and resistance. :) My favorite!

12:00PM - Lunch at home. Thank You, Lord for the gift of time to eat with the family. :) My favorite!

2:00PM - Went to G. Liner office in Taytay to submit medical results needed to process Papa's sick leave. Thank You, Lord for the gift of company benefits. :) My favorite!

3:00PM - Back home to update database for the CFC Mission Core Gathering this Sunday. Downloaded and installed TeamViewer to remotely access the server at the Global Mission Center. Thank You, Lord for the gift of technology. :) My favorite!

4:00PM - Had champorado for merienda while waiting for my downloads to be completed. Thank You, Lord for the gift of patience and multi-tasking. :) My favorite!

5:00PM - Went to Rosario Church to meet with Divine. Thank You, Lord for the gift of friendship! :) My favorite!

5:30PM - Availed the Sacrament of Reconciliation Thank You, Lord for the gift of mercy. :) My favorite!

6:00PM - Received the Body and Blood of Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Thank You, Lord for the gift of faith and sacraments. :) My favorite!

7:00PM - Went to Holylife Hospital to get my ECG and XRay results. Thank You, Lord for the gift of radiologists. :) My favorite!

7:30PM - Still couldn't believe my scoliosis progressed. At least now I know the reason behind this severe (and worsening) pain I'm suffering now. Thank You, Lord for the gift of knowing! :) My favorite. 

8:00PM - Was with Ate Chie beside the pool at One Oasis. There I cried out my frustrations and sama ng loob. How gullible was I to believe that it will never progress. Then Ate Chie sweetly said, "Wala tayong magagawa, Aiza. Maganda ka. Sakit ng magaganda yan." Believe me, that was really comforting. I was affirmed of my beauty and at the same time, I was reminded that I am God's beloved and He will never allow my beauty to fade. Thank You, Lord for the gift of sisterhood and affirmation. :) My favorite!

9:00PM - Lawrence called up to check on me. He attempted to calm me but I was inconsolable. He then sent a text message telling me that he will be with me in this and he will help me find a rehab doctor. Thank You, Lord for the gift of companionship. :) My favorite!

9:30PM - Went to Mai Leaf to get the RFID reader from Kuya Alain. I had nothing to spend and I almost pitied myself for not being able to buy a milk tea (my favorite). But I realized I had a complimentary sandwich there because I already filled up the second row of my loyalty card. And so I presented it to the service crew who at first told me that they ran out of sandwiches, but by some divine intervention, he immediately went out to buy buns just to be able to give me my free sandwich! Thank You, Lord for the gift of people who makes me feel special everyday. :) My favorite!

10:00PM - Dinner at home, watched our favorite TV shows, laughed out loud with Bubble Gang, and now reminiscing everything that happened throughout the day. Thank You, Lord for the gift of Your love. :) My favorite!

Thank You, Lord for calling me Your beloved. You, too, are my favorite! ♥

Let me sing You this song today, and for always. :)

Salamat sa 'yo aking ama
Salamat sa 'yong mga likha
Salamat sa liwanag ng araw at buwan
Salamat sa 'yo O Diyos

Salamat sa bugtong Mong anak
Salamat sa Kanyang pagliligtas
Salamat sa buhay na walang hanggan
Salamat, salamat sa Iyo

Walang hanggang pasasalamat
Ang sa 'yo’y aking sasambitin
Maging sa huling sandali ng aking buhay
Pasasalamat sa Iyo’y walang hanggan

Salamat sa buhay kong ito
Salamat at ako’y Iyong binago
Salamat sa walang hanggang pag-ibig Mo
Salamat sa 'yo O Diyos

Salamat sa mga magulang ko
Salamat sa mga kapatid ko
Salamat sa lahat ng kaibigan ko
Salamat, salamat sa Iyo

Walang hanggang pasasalamat
Ang sa 'yo’y aking sasambitin
Maging sa huling sandali ng aking buhay
Pasasalamat sa Iyo’y walang hanggan

Salamat sa bawat pagsubok
Salamat sa tibay ng loob
Salamat sa landas ng pagbabago
Salamat sa 'yo O Diyos

Salamat sa wagas na pag-ibig mo
Salamat inibig Mo ako
Salamat sa bawat taong nagmamahal
Salamat, salamat sa Iyo

Walang hanggang pasasalamat
Ang sa 'yo’y aking sasambitin
Maging sa huling sandali ng aking buhay
Pasasalamat sa Iyo’y walang hanggan

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