Category Archives: Cup of Joy

Miscellaneous stories, inspirational stuff, etc

Buy A Christmas Ebook by Me for $0.99 at Amazon

I believe in dreaming and pursuing one’s dreams. I am an aspiring writer and illustrator.I hope to one day … http://p.ost.im/p/dUH9U2

Ebates…A Way to Make Money While Doing Your Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving just came and left.  There were so many things to be grateful for, especially my wonderful famil … http://p.ost.im/p/dAf4Dd

Ebates…A Way to Make Money While Doing Your Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving just came and left.  There were so many things to be grateful for, especially my wonderful family. 

Even my sister from San Diego (www.sandwichemporium.com) and my cousin from the Philippines were able to celebrate the festivities with us.

During the visit my cousin told me about a wonderful site called Ebates.com.  It is a shopping portal that gives you cash back for shopping at major retailers like Toys R Us, Macys, Dell Computer, Target to name a few.

Since this is now the gift giving season of Christmas and Hanukkah, discovering this site was such a blessing.  I am planning to buy gifts for those I love, so why not make and save a few extra bucks while buying the items I was already going to purchase?

So far I have made $41 cash back from items that I bought in the last couple of days.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

 There are still a few people on my Christmas list so I know I will be going back to Ebates again!

Soon there will be presents under our Christmas tree from Santa Claus and the family!

Happy Holidays!

(Note: Ebates did not ask me to mention them in my blog.  I added them on because I think it’s great to get cash back!)

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

 

 

A Farewell to Grandpa

Yesterday Michael’s 89-year-old Grandpa died peacefully. Even with his rising age, we were surprised that Gr … http://p.ost.im/p/dSgD7F

A Farewell to Grandpa

Yesterday Michael’s 89-year-old Grandpa died peacefully.

Even with his rising age, we were surprised that Grandpa’s earthly life was over as he faced death earlier in the year and it passed him!

On January 2012 Grandpa was in the brink of death. A priest came and gave him the final prayers that prepares one for death.

Miraculously Grandpa lived and he was given 10 months more.

In our family we do not believe that death is final as each of us has a soul.

When one dies their physical body is left behind and their soul will eventually reach heaven.

Filipinos believe that a soul has 40 days to roam our physical plane before they journey to heaven.

Often, during the 40 days family members and friends are “visited” by their dearly departed. Visits can come in the form of a ghost or signs.

I feel my sign came yesterday while I was retrieving an almost empty plastic container in my basement.

In the container I found souvenir viewers from the 1980s.

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When I peeked in the viewer I saw Grandpa with his one true love Grandma.

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I got goose bumps because I didn’t realize that we had these viewers. Also, the next day Rocco, my 3-year-old, who has never met Grandma said, “I want to visit Grandma who is with Grandpa.”

Rest in peace Grandpa! We love you!