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please pray for me. I am in a difficult situation and I feel the loneliness of being in a foreign land.
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Went to Kamakura by myself yesterday. I realized that it’s fun to travel alone at times.
I. I detest and abhor each and every sin of mine, and all of the other sins committed from the beginning of the world through this hour and that will be committed unto the end of the world: and, if I could, might I impede them by the grace of God, which I call upon on my knees.
II. I praise and approve of every good work done from the beginning of the world through this hour and that will be done unto end of the world; and if I could, might I multiply them by the grace of God, which I call upon on my knees.
III. I intend to act, to speak, and to think all for the greater glory of God, and with those good intentions which the Saints ever had, or will have, or can have.
IV. With all my heart I pardon and forgive all my enemies, all those who accuse me falsely, all my detractors, and all who have injured me in any way or have wished me evil.
V. O how might I save all men by dying on behalf of each! Freely would I do this by the grace of God, which I implore on my knees, and without which I can do nothing.
Introverts don’t get lonely if they don’t socialize with a lot of people, but we do get lonely if we don’t have intimate interactions on a regular basis.
1. The party friend
This person is absolutely batshit, known for peeing in public, and getting into, but more impressively out of, the most absurd situations. You don’t necessarily have any type of deep emotional relationship with them, but whenever you need to have a good time that you probably won’t remember, this person is your go to. They always know the hottest spots, have all sorts of connections, and they’re constantly trying to convert you, so you always have a standing invite to join. If you get broken up with on a Monday night, this is the person who is going to know about the one hopping place on a Tuesday and get the bartender to give you free drinks all night to cheer you up.
2. The platonic friend of the opposite sex
Since the day you two met, people have been asking will they/won’t they? You both exasperatedly say no were just friends, but then again stranger things have happened and as the old saying goes: “You don’t cuddle with ‘just friends’”. To that I say, sometimes we just need to be held. This person is your emotional boyfriend/girlfriend so to speak. When you need comfort, they are your go to. They’ll come watch bad movies with you, cuddle you when you’re sad, take care of you when you’re drunk, and give you relationship advice. No one really understands your relationship except the two of you, and that’s completely fine, you just wish people would stop asking questions.
3. The tough love friend
This is the friend you go to when you do not want pity or someone to commiserate with. They are going to tell it to you like it is, because they love you and they’re a realist. Going to this person is an active choice and often a tough one to make. If you decide to go to this person, it means you have reached a point of self-realization and maturation that may well exceed your years (or not). Or maybe you’re a masochist. Anyway that you end up going to this friend for your problem, it means you’re about to get a jolt of rational reality. While it may be hard, actually listening to what they have to say will probably help, as they have the perspective and guts to tell you the truth.
"Panaginip kang lumulutang
hindi mahagip kahit sundan
sinta bakit ako iniwanan
para sa ligalig ng bayan?
Sumulong na sintang katapatan
abot tanaw na lamang ang masdan
ang kay layo at lugmok na bayan
ang anino mong mag-isa sa larangan
Pinagbigkis kang ligaya at lupit
'sang libong langit sa isang saglit
'sang libong sakit
sa bawat halik
Pinagbigkis kang ligaya at lupit
Pinagbigkis kang ligaya’t lupit…”
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