I know not what’s best to you to give
As you go through life from here onward
Words of wisdom as long as you live
For you’ll leave this world in high regard,
If you can keep all your thoughts on guard.

Because as we sow, so shall we reap,
in the fertile field which is our mind.
Where all kinds of thoughts in there may creep
Whether true or false, it doesn’t mind
For our subconscious is truly blind.

So plant seeds of abundance and wealth
Of love and kindness, of hope and faith.
Of beauty and joy and of good health.
For all these will come if you could wait
For the Almighty Who once has saith,

“Whatever you sow, so shall you reap.”

 

This poem is a modification of one written for Rainamei on March 17, 2017. She is the author’s niece (in spirit) on the occasion of her 21st birthday.

Peter Nunez

"Fray Peter" heeded the call to the priesthood right after high school. Upon completion of his temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), he realized he had a different calling and so he ventured out into the world. At first, he made a lot of mistakes from which he learned. In 1992, he joined his wife Alicia in the U.S. They were blessed with two fine sons, Stephen and Michael and “adopted” two wonderful daughters Pau and Joni. From them, he has 4 grandchildren. He started his professional life in the U.S. as a part-time teller and after 6 years was promoted to Branch Manager of the Bank of New York in their two branches in New Jersey. He also joined the North Fork Bank as Branch Manager with the title of Assistant Vice-President. He was a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) which authorized him to sell various investment products. As a side hustle, Peter is working on his photography skills and has co-founded "The Traveling Chefs." Peter enjoys reading, writing, cooking, travel, golf, photography and triathlon.

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