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Love Is Not An Answer, It is Our Being or How to Heal The Inner Child


Love is not just the answer.

Love is Our BEING.

I dare write these words for I know this to be true. I cannot deny that which is revealed to me with such clarity. We love. We cannot help but love. We cannot live without it. Everything we do, we do out of love, for love, with love, in love and by love.

Love empowers us.

Love powers us.

Love produces love.

And yet many of us have forgotten who and what we really are. Why?

Why is it that we choose to see the ugliness of a child born out of wedlock instead of the beauty and wonder of a miracle? Why is it that we choose to magnify the filth of a teenage alcoholic instead of the need of love and guidance for this lost soul? Why do we choose to ridicule practices of various religious groups instead of thanking them for helping many lead better lives? Why do we choose to highlight the dirt of politicians instead of appreciating their policies that favor the underprivileged? And why do we choose to see the imperfections in our bodies instead of acknowledging its power to sustain the blows of everyday stress? Why do we choose to see the hate in love, as I have?

The answers came in bits and pieces during the past three days. It culminates with this hub. I heal as I write, as I share. I tremble still but choose to see love and write an open letter with love to the wounded child who has forgotten she is loved - for like a flower that has not felt the nourishing warmth of the sun, she too has lost her glow.

I write now as I speak to the little child within me.

I write now as I speak to the little child within me.

There is nothing to fear. Come take my hand, Big Daisy asks gently.

There is nothing to fear. Come take my hand, Big Daisy asks gently.

The Inner Journey

To my little Daisy,

I never knew I would be doing this, having to write you instead of talking to you straight. My emotions drown out my ability to speak clearly, you see. I need you to understand. I need for you to read this over and over again that you may remember.

You need not fear. No more. All is well now. It's safe to come out and play. Take my hand and join me in that happy place. You remember that happy place, don't you? The forest, the waterfalls, the wild flowers, the exotic plants, the wild animals - they're all there. Remember? Yes, the sea too, the sky, the wind, the rain, the sun - all of it - they all await your dance, your song, your jokes, your silly acts, your theatrics and even your mood swings. They all miss you. I miss you too.

I hardly remember how you looked when you smiled. I'd like to see your smile again - hear your laughter again. Come out and dance like you used to when dad would prop you up on the table and proudly announce to house guests, your impromptu dance number. Remember how fun it was to pick up the coins they'd throw on the table after your performance? You just loved the love displayed during those times...from dad, mom and even from people you hardly knew.

Come with me and let's hike the hills, climb trees, pick mangoes, ride the bike, play jackstones, blow plastic balloons, make paper boats, fly kites, catch grasshoppers, dragon flies and toads just like the good old days with your brothers and sisters. We could even watch water buffalos bathe lazily in mud, identify birds sitting atop forest trees from the farthest distance and name the kind of clouds we see during long road trips. Those were love-filled moments, right? You simply shared the wonder and excitement of life --- together --- with loved ones who loved you back. They did.

Remember how they'd patiently wait for you to dress up for school or listen to your endless delivery of memorized poetry and their endearing giggles catching you practicing "Invictus" in front of the mirror? How about the times they'd help you in school assignments while you grudgingly obeyed them as you itched to play games with the neighbors, do you remember those days? Yes, that too, the storytelling sessions with Aunt Jocelyn!

Remember listening to the stories of Aunt Jocelyn?

Remember listening to the stories of Aunt Jocelyn?

Oh and this one...there she goes like a bullet train...

Oh and this one...there she goes like a bullet train...

You remember! I'm glad. Yes, you always looked forward to those moments when all the siblings gathered together in a circle --- wide-eyed listening intently to what Pandora's box contained or what kind of ghosts abound in our provinces. Those were thrilling adventures with loved ones made extra special by a jolly teacher aunt who simply loved having us listen to valuable lessons hidden behind stories and fables and folklores.

We can do that again, you know. Seek lessons behind stories. I know of one who can tell you endless stories. She's like a bullet train, speeding up from one story to another. At times she can be a jet plane zooming from one story to another and return to a previous story without missing a beat and laughs gleefully when I give her the "there you go again" look. I can't help but laugh along. I laugh, giggle a lot with her. We have fun together. She's a friend and she's just about your age too.

She's out there now dancing and twirling with the wind, singing joyfully with the birds, skipping around meadows gently brushing the flowers with her outstretched hands and takes pleasure in feeling the soothing flow of the river as she sits on a rock.

Little Daisy, I know you're sacred and I'm sorry if I thought It would be safer for you to hide instead. I was wrong. I guess the more I hid you from the pain the more I caused you pain. I didn't know any better. But things have changed now. It's safe to play again because there are no monsters after all. They just looked like monsters. Now I see them for what they are... scared little ones who needs to remember they are loved and are expressions of love.

Come hold my hand and be free once more, dream once more, play once more and uncover the love in the most unlikely of places, in the most unlikely of beings and create a world filled with colorful shades of hope, joy, peace and love abundant.

Little Daisy reaches out and take Big Daisy's outstretched hand.

Little Daisy reaches out and take Big Daisy's outstretched hand.

Little Daisy joyfully steps out and looks at the world with joy

Little Daisy joyfully steps out and looks at the world with joy

I love you. Never think for one moment that I blamed you. I never did.

I never blamed you too... a tiny voice answers back. I must stop to listen more...........

I never blamed you for wanting to protect me because I knew you loved me. I love you as much as you love me. Love never blames anyone or anything. It just loves.

The sun never blames the rain when the sky is gloomy. The soil never hates the sun when it's too hot for water to flow freely. The flowers never accuse the bees of defiling their beauty nor complain about spiders squatting amongst their leaves.

Nothing uses anything. Everything is for anything. Everyone is for anyone. We exist for each other. That is the way of life. Life is love. Love is God is Life.

I wasn't in hiding. I was playing. Love is patient. And we both won.

Now, I want to meet this friend of yours, what's her name?

"Little Michelle", I whispered. Little Daisy giggles. I sit astounded and break down in recognition of a truth learned in the past but never really understood until now.

It has been several hours after the revealing encounter. I took the time to savor the experience. I am full of love. Thank you little one for speaking with such wisdom.

Love is Our BEING.

When we acknowledge and accept this as true then and only then can we start recognizing Love in others and love others fully, no matter who they are, what they are, no matter their beliefs and preferences. Loving others starts with loving the self unconditionally. I believe it's time you meet my friend and skip and hop and dance together ...... in the Land of the Loving.

With love overflowing,

Big Grateful Daisy

May all who chance upon this hub find the love within and share them here too for all to join the celebration of a new life within you. My love to all. Godbless:)

Note: I emailed Sis Michelle (ripplemaker) a draft of this hub. Below is her response. I share it here with her permission. i believe this lends strength to the message of this hub. thank you.


Daisy Ba-ad

Little Michelle holds Little Daisy's hand as they journey on

Little Michelle holds Little Daisy's hand as they journey on

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The Affirmation

Dearest Big and Little Daisy,

My heart cries as I read your words. I feel your wounded soul crying, seeking to understand things. I am thankful you have made peace with your little self because I too needed to do that. We all do. The question to the "why's" have been screamed by countless of souls for ages.

I guess the little one in me has memories of that --being playful, naughty, mischievous, having fun, having a lot of faith and trust, knowing that the whole garden is just a fun place to be. And God would be there watching proudly, smiling and nodding with approval.

Big Michelle tends to "hate" her sometimes though because that makes her odd in this world. This "child-like" responses make her look different and different here is not taken too well. And when people would respond in a not so positive way, Big Michelle stiffles the little one's giggles and hides her somewhere.

I've learned to go with the flow of life, not hating, not questioning angrily but accepting that there are sunny days, cloudy days and stormy weathers with floods on occasions. Life never stops. It goes on. And so do we.

We are eternal. Nothing will ever cause us to fear again. You are right. We are LOVE seeking to express itself in its highest, grandest version and definition.

Go and Be Love everyday. You are and will always be LOVE.

Come little Daisy let's go and journey together...I see the birds in the air and look, there's a rainbow too! The last one to reach the mango tree is a rotten egg!!! Ruuuuuuunnnnnnnnn....

I love you dearly,

Big & Little Michelle (ripplemaker)


dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on December 05, 2009:

Hi Roswebb, I'm happy that this hub inspired you and resonated with your spirit. Blessings:)

roswebb from Ireland on November 26, 2009:

wow... I feel inspired after reading your hub dayzeebee, thank you , you've made my day.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on June 21, 2009:

Thanks much Spirituality. I'm happy you visited a number of my hubs. I love discovering those who follow the same path. Glad to have met you here:)

spirituality from The Netherlands on June 20, 2009:

Great message & I love your artwork: very original :)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on March 11, 2009:

Hi Diggerstory, yes indeed we are that....pure, beautiful energy that draws in all the boundless love in this universe . Thank you for such beautiful words. You shine brightly. Be blessed always:)

diggersstory from #1 Tourist Trap O Town USA on March 10, 2009:

oooooooooooh we are pure energy>the most powerful energy source living within us and we are that energy>light>love>that surrounds us>envelopes us. We are this energy. Yes but this world and all it's distractions can fool us even for those who have experienced this truth>who know so blessed all those who reminds us. Bless you.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on January 24, 2009:

Hi Karen, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I'm glad more and more people find the importance of loving the self in order to love others better. God bless:)

PeacefulWmn9 from Michigan on January 24, 2009:

This is so full of hope. You are right. Love of all begins with unconditional love of self!


dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on December 30, 2008:

Hello Countrywomen,LOL, i just happen to send you an email through Hubpages before I discovered you left a new message here. Boy, talk about connections. Hmm there seems to be a lot of love going on around here. And hey, now I get a glimpse of why you were one of those on my list. I believe it is simply an affirmation of the beauty that lies deep inside you. Be blessed and have a grand New Year celebration:)

countrywomen from Washington, USA on December 30, 2008:

Dayzeebee- I have missed your silent observation. Poor me I am not enlightened enough to decipher these subtle messages unless they are written down in comments. I wish that was true about me being wise. I keep making so many stupid mistakes all the time...LOL

I have seen Ripplemaker has been replicated into a wonderful person because of enlightenment from loving souls like you. Hope I also receive such mercy from great souls like you. Happy New Year and May God bless everyone with Health, Wealth and Happiness.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on December 30, 2008:

Hello Countrywomen, yes love is such a powerful force. You have much of this being called Love you know. You draw in those who desire to understand what Love is all about. I do visit your hubs and read them even if I don't comment much. You have the wisdom. May this Love Being continue to replicate through people like you. Have a prosperous and blessed New Year!:)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on December 30, 2008:

Hello VioletSun, I'm glad you liked the link. it's always a pleasure to stay connected to you. You have this beautiful energy that surround you. Glad you liked my new avatar too. Thank you and again have a good year ahead:)

countrywomen from Washington, USA on December 30, 2008:

I bow to this being called love. I pray that this being replicates all over this world. Great hub and I love this hub being.

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on December 30, 2008:

Just checked your profile and saw the link. How cool, thank you! :) And Happy New Year! Love your avatar!

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on December 29, 2008:

Hello Violet Sun, nice to have you visit here again. Wow I am honored at your gesture of linking. I made some changes to my profile page to include one of your hubs.LOL. There goes that connection again. i believe love keeps us all in synch. I shall visit your hub soon. Happy New Year my friend. Love and Light:)

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on December 29, 2008:

Hi, Dayzeebee: I came across this hub again, and linked yours with my latest on peace for the New Year where I share videso by John Lennon and more. Its another gem and wanted to share! :)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on December 26, 2008:

Hi Jykeith Comal, thanks for sharing your thoughts. We are champions of love indeed. See you around:)

Jykeith Comal from Richmond, TX on December 24, 2008:

The answer is clear ms lady... we all have love and we are all champions.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on December 21, 2008:

Hello Sheenarobins, thank you for sharing. Don't worry the time will come when the meaning of love will unfold before your eyes. We may all begin by having different ideas about it but its essence will be revealed to you in a personal manner. Take your time and enjoy the journey of discovery. Godbless:)

sheenarobins from Cebu, Philippines on December 21, 2008:

hello dayzeebee,

What you are saying has touched my heart deeply but believe me I am still confuse up to this point when we talk of love. We all seem to know the idea of what love is but we can never truly grasp the whole meaning of such a simple four letter word.

Nicely written, I'm glad to have read this first amongst your hub.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on November 20, 2008:

Hello BDazzler, thank you for intending to read and re-read. I do read it time and again and find myself being more aware of things that are. Have a blessed life:)

BDazzler from Gulf Coast, USA on November 20, 2008:

Yes .. don't "Do" ... "Be" this is one that I will read and re-read.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on November 16, 2008:

Benson Yeung your words are like music to my ears LOL. Thank you for your kind compliment. May the warmth this hub brings extend to those around you. Godbless:)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on November 16, 2008:

Thank you SweetiePie for a love burst of encouragement. Its sweetness is felt across the globe. May love continue to abound in your life:)

Benson Yeung from Hong Kong on November 15, 2008:


Most like it hot.

Some like it cool.

I like to feel warm over,

Just like reading you.

SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on November 15, 2008:


You and Michelle are doing a beautiful thing with these hubs and your blog. Continue spreading the good vibes around, we need more of those than ever.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on November 02, 2008:

hello seotech. appreciate your visit and comment. glad you like it. take care:)

seotech on October 31, 2008:

Very impression article with cute picture!

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on October 19, 2008:

Hello izettl. I have this warm feeling all over me while reading your comments. May you and your daughter share love in abundance and live life to its fullness. Be blessed:)

Laura Izett-Irwin from The Great Northwest on October 19, 2008:

So well written! I see myself and my daughter in this Hub. It's extremely touching and open and wise.


dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on October 18, 2008:

hello answer man. thanks for dropping by and sharing your theory. one thing great about this community is that the hubs we find here really get us to think matters through:)

Answer Man from Midgewater on October 17, 2008:

This is quite disturbing because love is so powerful it disturbs the elements of the cosmos and if we all went around loving so much we might destroy the delicate balance of the atomic-structure of space.

Well it's just my theory anyway...more to come when I write more hubs on it.

But thanks for getting me thinking.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 29, 2008:

Hello AEvans and thank you for sharing. Love is the most powerful force that draw those who seek to understand its true nature. Allow the emotions to flow and more revelations shall come. Keep enjoying the love in life:)

Julianna from SomeWhere Out There on September 29, 2008:

Dayzee, That was an absolutely wonderful story!!! My cup runneth over!!! It was very emotional for me. Thank you for writing it !! :)

God Bless


mikeq107 on September 29, 2008:

Hi daisy:0)

Thank you for the wonderful comments and becoming my fan:) Have a terrific week!!!!!!! God bless mike:0)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 29, 2008:

Hello Mike:) thanks for the wonderful story. It's always nice of God to send pleasant surprises -- you this time. He really knows how to keep my life exciting. I'm real happy for you and pray you continue to  love in a special way. Godbless:)

mikeq107 on September 28, 2008:

Hi Daisy;0)

Love your hub..I posted this on michelle`s hub this am and I thought you would like it too...you both are such tender loving people... god bless you both...Mike :0)

When I decided to give my life into Gods hands and follow him I learned very quickly that the word coincident no longer existed! Gods love is like a mighty but gentle flowing river and he invites us to throw caution to the wind and jump in and trust.

For the longest time I would hold onto the river bank, but in the end the current of the river became to strong and so I had to make a choice, either climb out to what I knew to be safe yet dull and mundane or let go and let the river carry me where ever.

So I let go YYYYYAAAAAYYYY and drifted out into the strong of the current of his powerful love!!!!!

Thus began the greatest adventure of my life and the meeting of a person I had never met, the real unafraid me, who could be bold, strong - yet humble!!! But most of all free , free to explore, climb to new heights, dive to new depths, and most of all fly high above my fears and look down and see them for what they truly are …nothing at all LOL

To borrow a well know phrase…To boldly go where no man has gone before! Deep inside to the real us and once there Trust God and him alone to heal and restore us…

Ok, going on and on….let me just say :0) its great to be on the true road to freedom and have the pleasure of meeting new wonderful friends like you :0) and someday we will all get to sit down in heaven and enjoy its beauty because we where willing to pay a price back on earth

God bless you deeply Michelle!!!!!!! Mike:0)

and you too daisy LOL :0)))) 

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 25, 2008:

hey betherickson, great to read your comment and thank you for the thumbs up! love is simply wonderful. will be visiting your hub too. see you then. Godbless:)

betherickson from Minnesota on September 25, 2008:

I believe what you said here is true dayzeebee. Love is supposed to be unconditional and non-judgmental. I love what you wrote here. Very inspirational. You deserve a thumbs up! :)

Oh, if you have time please check out my new hub I jsut published.https://hubpages.com/misc/What-You-Cannot-Control-...

best regards;


dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 24, 2008:

how true wudie. thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. Godbless:)

wudie on September 23, 2008:

love is what makes the world go round and personally speaking, or in this case typing, i love loving, being loved and being in love.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 19, 2008:

hi sandilyn it's beautiful to find people like you around. i'm always greateful to discover the many loving beings that fill this world with joy and excitement. may blessings pour down upon you constantly. see you around:)

Sandilyn from Port Orange, FL on September 19, 2008:

Love is all around us. It is the thankfulness of the start of the day. The birds, the flowers, the sun and the moon. Our being and those that make our life worthwhile. So many people take it all for granted.

Thanks for sharing and bringing the childlike form to what we all need to experience inside of us each day to live a full life. My motto is to live life to the fullest!

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 09, 2008:

hello tyhill27 it's great to hear from you again. such beautiful words from a beautiful soul. yes, i grew up in a paradise like place and really miss the forest, the waterfalls, the hills and mountains i use to treak with my siblings. i live in the city now but still get to visit places like such but not too often. and love....simply beautiful to behold and experience. thank you for your kind wishes. be blessed always:)

Tyhill27 from Red Deer, Alberta on September 09, 2008:

Very Beautiful! My heart is truly touched as your description of love is very much what life was meant to be! I love your attraction to nature, as it has always served as my reference to paradise. I really admire the peace and serenity of early morning, sunrise by a calm lake with lots of trees and birds singing. Perhaps enjoying a cup of coffee with a loved one, or reading a book. I am working on a hub right now called "The key to Unity in the Family of God", and love is the key! If only the world would understand, and that it comes from God there would be no need to destroy the earth. I look forward to heaven! May much grace be with you... Blessings

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 09, 2008:

hello chantelg4 i'm glad this hub touched you. i guess love does that a lot - bring many to tears. the heart becomes full and intense it comes out as tears. sure glad you stopped by. have a great day ahead.:)

misha thank you too. you honor me with your presence here. continue to give zest in this community:)

Misha from DC Area on September 08, 2008:

Thanks, girls! ;)

chantelg4 from Northern Ontario on September 08, 2008:

Truly touching story, had tears in my eyes!!

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 08, 2008:

Neil i love your tagline -- love, light and laughter for you draw all these and more. thank you for sharing my joy in this journey. yes, coming face to face with the little child in me was a long process and a painful one but the benefits are amazing. i remain awed at how unconditional love of self has revealed tremendous love overflowing in my life. people such as you suddenly appear and share love that abounds in life. my gratitude. be blessed

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 08, 2008:

hello violet sun. i can sense that energy shining through brightly. you are an amazing light. you and shirley have been an instrument of encouragement. it is beautiful to know we have the same view on the joyful little ones in us. i'm real happy you and phil found each other and enjoy a magical relationship. my best to both of you and again thank you. be blessed:)

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on September 08, 2008:

Very caring hub - thanks Love -

Unconditional love of self is the hardest to "do/be."

Love the child within!

The journey of self actualization MUST include unconditional self love and your hub shows that you are well along on that journey. Keep up the great work.

Love Light and Laughter



VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on September 08, 2008:

If you could see my energy, its probably glowing as your words and Michelle's lifted me up so beautifully! I always say that children are the closest to God, and when we live in a state of true love, not the conditional one, coming from ego, we become like joyful children again. I experience this state with my mate, Phil, we skip over speed bumps in the park, act silly, laugh everyday, and throw caution to the wind!

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on September 07, 2008:

i smile in your silence shirely and experience love flowing freely. be blessed:)

Shirley Anderson from Ontario, Canada on September 07, 2008:

It's my turn to be quiet.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 28, 2008:

hello qlcoach. thank yo for the compliment and the invitation to visit your site. i will check it out today. thank you for the words of wisdom you shared. see you around. be blessed:)

Gary Eby from Cave Junction, Oregon on August 27, 2008:

I enjoyed your openness and honesty. Your writing is beautiful too. I am new to this Hub thing, but I can relate to the internal struggle between our negative and positive side. Love is the energy that takes us into the Light within.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 26, 2008:

hello Tatjana-Mihaela i am honored by such comment. it gives me joy to find others sharing the beauty in rediscovering love in my being. it shows that there are many who do recognize the pureness of love in themselves as you have. have a blessed life:)

Tatjana-Mihaela from Zadar, CROATIA on August 26, 2008:

This is the most beautiful hub I can imagine. There is nothing else then Love. You are pure Love...and the most precious Light in this world. Thank you for sharing this healing experience with all of us...after that, in that world, we can see only much more Love&Light. Be blessed...

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 25, 2008:

hello darlenemarie, i'm glad this made your heart smile. love does that a lot. thank you for commenting. Godbless:)

DarleneMarie from USA on August 24, 2008:

LOVE is a beautiful thing and you express it so, so...WONDERFULLY...thanks for putting a smile in my heart :)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 22, 2008:

hello ann, thank you for being happy for me. i just came from your hub and saw how the other hubbers encouraged you. i must say there's a lot of loving going around here and sharing it does great wonders to all concerned. have a great day. Godbless:)

Ann Smith from Southeastern U.S. on August 21, 2008:

What a moving hub, dayzeebee. It's wonderful you have reconciled your past and present, and are resolved to move into your future with love and courage. God bless.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 21, 2008:

rob jundt thank you for your kind words of appreciation. i remain grateful to all the wonderful people who recognize and accept their true being as that of love. you are one such being and i'm glad to have met you in this community. Godbless:)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 21, 2008:

hello hsrrajivjain, thanks for dropping by. i guess if you look close enough you can find things that express love from others. do take care :)

Rob Jundt from Midwest USA on August 21, 2008:

Your love and wisdom shines. The truth in these words reaches out and grabs my heart. Very warm and full of Love. Blessings always!

hsrrajivjain on August 16, 2008:

i love all but all don,t love me

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 14, 2008:

Hello CheryleJ. for taking time to read and your kind comments. have a blessed day:)

CheryleJ from NEW JERSEY on August 14, 2008:

Well done. I loved this hub and your beautiful spirit. Thank you.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 13, 2008:

hello again ananta65:) i agree "Denying the child in you is denying part of yourself." we can be fully alive when we accept all that we are and all that we do. have a great magical day!:):)Godbless:)

Ananta65 on August 12, 2008:

You're welcome, Dayzeebee :) People are so much more complete when they accept who they are. And we are who we have been. Denying the child in you is denying part of yourself. At least, that's the way I look at things :)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 12, 2008:

hello ron & ronnie (waving gleefully) great to find you walking the same road! i'm still rediscovering the creativity that abounds in this inner child's world and i'm loving it. do take care:)

Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on August 12, 2008:

Beautiful, ...and "Hurray!" for you both.

Thank you for the affirmations and the reminders, "we" try never to forget all this, but sometimes still do.

Ron and Ronnie

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 12, 2008:

you're most welcome compu-smart:)

ananta65 yes..dare to dare...hmmm this may just be my watchword for the month LOL. thank you for motivating me further. Godbless:)

Ananta65 on August 12, 2008:

I cherish little Ananta65, Dayzeebee. As far as I’m concerned too many people are too busy being (or rather: acting) mature, responsible grownups. They hardly allow themselves to make mistakes, they hardly allow themselves to act irresponsibly, they hardly allow their innocent child to come out and play. As a result many of them are unable to truly connect with and reach out to young children.

Living is an art and art is by definition an irrational process, in my humble opinion. Yes, we need to be aware of the consequences of our behavior, but we should not let our lives be ruled by them.

Dare to be natural, dare to be childish (whatever that may be) and dare to enjoy life!

Eyes can’t hide anything as far as I’m concerned :)

Snakes don’t fly! Snakes crawl up your legs, with their flashing tongue… Never mind, I was getting childishly naughty ;)

Compu-Smart from London UK on August 12, 2008:

Im Speechless!!



dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 11, 2008:

marisue you make me smile when you come back to read and express your joy. you're like a child who lovingly peeks and gives me a beautiful smile. thank you for the joy you bring.:)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 11, 2008:

thank you for your encouraging, inspiring and loving message eiron. it is truly a blessing to find so much love like yours in this paradise we walk upon. your steps leave a trail of flowers. thank you and Godbless:)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 11, 2008:

christinekv thank you for such wisdom shared. i too felt the words were coming from God the Father Himself when the words came out. i felt it was His way of reminding me that my childhood was actually filled with beautiful and loving events compared to those which i magnified as "bad".  

thank you for pointing out the books. amazon did that but i believe God had a hand on it. who knows He may want me to check on them for more loving to take place. and oh...about the statement you pointed out... i think my layout may have distorted the flow of the sentence that you thought there was a Not in it..... i'll copy and paste it here... "That is the way of life. Life is love. Love is God is Life.". much love to you and your family:)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 11, 2008:

"self-wholeness appears by itself within us once we stop searching for it." thank you for sharing this dottie. how true. the need to communicate with the inner child simply came one day. i believe reading hubs of friends like you have helped open the way for this process to take place. thank you for the love and support you constantly give. 'till the next lesson then:)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 11, 2008:

compu-smart, i'd be hugging you right now if you were here. you are love and you are loved. you have shared love and still do so in this community. the fact that you bravely shared your past is recognition of loving yourself for it seeks healing. the fact that you unselfishly share your knowledge, your ideas, your opinions, your advice, your motivational comments and your tribute series on birthdays of famous people is evidence of that capacity to love. and the fact that many value your friendship here is a clear statement that you are loved. everday is a celebration of your birth. happy birthday compu-smart:)

marisuewrites from USA on August 11, 2008:

I'm so happy -- you have found your center!!

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 11, 2008:

"it's the child that finds delight"... i couldn't have said it better, marisue - you write and you're right. growing up too soon because of traumatic events robs us of the chance to see everyday miracles. the process of reconnecting with my inner child was difficult but this new zest for life running through me now makes it all worthwhile.

einron from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA on August 11, 2008:

Beautifully written. Life is not plain sailing. It is like sailing on the ocean with the waves constantly moving up and down. Sometimes you are on the crest and sometimes, the waves engulf you, but you are a survivor. You have been tried in the fiery furnace, and come out like sparkling gold. Thank the Lord.

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 11, 2008:

hello ananta65. i'm sure glad you stopped by. i find your words endearing. i seem to see a glipmse of little ananta there (giggle). little daisy is expressing herself more nowadays and that makes us joyful. oh look...is that an angel-winged snake i see?! LOL. those eyes in your avatar can't hide your knowing smile :)

christinekv on August 11, 2008:

Hi Dayzeebee...many thoughts went through my mind while reading your hub. Before I got it that 'big Daisy' and 'little Daisy' were having an exchange, some of the things you wrote sounded as though they could have come from Father God, our Abba daddy. I was reminded of when I was going through the book "Captivating" by John and Stasi Eldredge which deals with spiritual warfare, the wounds we've received in our lives, and how God wants to heal us. I've had to go down this path as well and I'm glad you've been set free.....

Some of what you painted with words made me think of paradise, or the Garden before the fall (even though I haven't been to the Philippines, I know Hawaii well and believe they have many similarities). Thanks for sharing more of you.

Just an observation, but I'm also reminded of your culture being superstitious with what you've shared!

Not sure if you selected those books with Amazon, but I can personally attest that "Love and Respect," "The Five Love Languages," and "I'll Love You Forever" are wonderful. The last one is so beautiful, as a mommy I cried the first few times I read it. Something to treasure and share with children.

Michelle's addition to your hub is wonderful, you both have amazingly beautiful hearts and the world needs more people like you.

The only thing if I dare say I don't agree with is Love is not God, God is love. What comes first? If it weren't for God, we wouldn't even know what love is.

Peace beloved.

Dottie1 from MA, USA on August 11, 2008:

"Love is not the answer, Love is our Being"! Those are powerful words Dayzeebee! There is the Key, now we must TRUST to Turn it!!

I received an email this morning (a key lesson expanded from the Essential Laws of Fearless Living Pg. 132). Too long to type the whole thing but here is a keen insight: Stop Standing Outside Your Own Life - Seeking to comfort ourselves -- by clinging to the hope of a better time to come -- is like a hungry man standing outside a restaurant, looking in through the window, and trying to fill his empty stomach by watching other people eat.

The ending to this email is self-wholeness appears by itself within us once we stop searching for it.

A great and loving hub dayzeebee. ~Dottie~

Compu-Smart from London UK on August 11, 2008:

Hi dayzeebee

I would love to have grown up in a world of love which was a non existent word when i was growing up!,,,, I have read lots of your hubs and you are soo happy, joyful, inspiring and positive which i love and is so refreshing and this was such a sweeeeet story!,,,


marisuewrites from USA on August 11, 2008:

Everyday struggles cause us to bury our child - but its the child that finds the delight in life. Thank you for your heartwarming reminder of what life can look like if we're strong enough to see.

Bless you....

Ananta65 on August 11, 2008:

Never grow up! Learn, live and love, but never ever grow up :)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 10, 2008:

hello g-ma, don't worry, we can always run beside you. you're new avatar shows much of that little girlish smile that you'd wear when finding excitement in life. let's do more of that together! hugs:)

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on August 10, 2008:

I am trying to catch you...I am running and running but you are far to far away...wait for me....I am slow...I am older..I am sad...I want to hold your hand...God's Hand is reaching out...through ladies like you...Thank You..G-Ma :o) hugs

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 10, 2008:

hello guidebaba, thank you for finding this touching. take care:)

bro jezz, thank you for the love you gave me all those years and all the love you give me now. isn't it funny that we were constant playmates while growing up and now we're workmates in our mid-lives? hahaha. God is good indeed!:)

dayzeebee (author) from Cebu, Philippines on August 10, 2008:

hello little michelle...your on....lead the way...i'm right behind you...i see the rainbow.. i feel the wind in my face.... i'm loving it...i'm closing in on you.... wheeeee! thank you for the joy you give. no one gets to be the rotten egg. we're both fresh ones:)

Jess Ba-ad from Philippines on August 10, 2008:

It's amazing how the events of the past few days has brought you to the revelation of what we truly are. Those not so good memories which has clouded the glow of the little one in you can't hurt no more for you can now see the events in a better light. It takes a lot of strength to 'remember'. Go on live your life with love to the fullest!

guidebaba from India on August 10, 2008:

Very Touching.

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on August 10, 2008:

My heart is so full mixed with so much emotions. I know you had to go through this the past few days--facing your past and the all the pain it held for you--and finally allowing the scared little girl within to come out again. I thank you for trusting me enough to hold my hand and come out from your shell. I cry because it is so good to realize that there is so much beauty in the discovery of truth--that our being is love. This truth stares at us in the face and when we finally decide to accept that which we are, who we are...a mighty river of healing flows mightily. I laugh because now we can continue with the journey of sharing this to all those we meet.

Love and hugs,

Little Michelle

PS. I love the drawings you made. Very cute, raw, simple and yet it speaks so much.

Come little Daisy, dry your tears now...let's play! Hahahaha