A message from magtataho

couldn’t forget this inspiring experience….it happened on Feb 2, 2002 and i wrote it immediately then….let me share…

January 22, 2003 6:53 AM – Wednesday

To: * Our Daily Bread (Sykes Free Food for the Soul)*

God really works for us and with us…. i was on my way to the office and i happened to pass by a “taho” vendor also going to our building to sell his goods…know what? this guy became a puzzle to me and a source of wonder….mixed with a sense of deeper joy in my part….imagine he was loaded with a heavy container of taho yet a smile still printed his face?!…. how wonderful really God is!…i smiled back at him… God uses simple things, simple persons for us to realize our lowliness before Him!….we are too little before His eyes.. hehehe… i looked back at myself and asked, why do sometimes i still feel dissatisfied with the graces i have received from Him…. what am I really looking for?…. knowing that this “mamang magtataho” can have a full grin despite the sacrifices he does daily just to earn his living…and here i was, just sitting on this soft velvet-carpeted comfortable chair the whole day yet still do not feel satisfaction….whew!…whoa! whoa! whoa!…God is just…..sometimes He does not offer everything to a person yet He offers him a real smile…God bless all “magtataho” (and every worker)…they never complain what is given to them…they just do work, all for His greater glory…


  1. aneng said,

    February 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm


  2. felicissima said,

    November 23, 2006 at 10:03 am

    September 14, 2006 at 5:41 am

    Please allow me to post here the e-mail messages I received. I forgot to mention that I also submitted this on Sykes site and was posted on March 2006.

    Thanks for your thoughts guys, and those who appreciate these reflections. God bless you always. Please include me and my family in your prayers, as I do for you.

    In Christ,


    N.B. I intended not to include their addresses to respect their privacy and security.


    From: Padua, James Rhett V.
    Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 4:47 PM
    To: Paul

    Hi Paul,

    I have read your articles and I was touched by your story. Everytime I have heard or read articles like the one you have, it truly amazed me and make me realized how life beutifully is…very inspiring and it really..really…touches my heart….Ive realized that I am still lucky and GOD blessed me so much…..have a great time ahead…GOD bless you and good luck!

    James Rhett V. Padua
    Customer Financial Services- Accounts Payable


    From: Turno, Kerley Anne
    Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 4:08 AM
    To: Paul
    Subject: FW: …

    thank you for sharing this….

    may God bless you…


    From: Jomar Delima
    Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 12:55 AM
    To: Paul
    Subject: RE: …a message from magtataho?….hhhmm…

    It reminds us that the simple and the lowly inherits the kingdom
    of God.

    Nice reflection. Actually, there are times really when I too feel
    guilty of being unsatisfied with the things I have that oftentimes
    that I neglect to see the simple things God had offered me.

    Live simple.


    I.T. Support


    From: Joseph Veloria
    Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 9:52 PM
    To: Paul; Wilma Tadeo
    Subject: RE: ..…

    grabeh… ang galing ni panyero! hehehe


    From: Kathleen Anne Tamor
    Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 9:17 AM
    To: Paul
    Subject: RE: …a message from magtataho?….hhhmm…

    ang cute naman nito paul… =)


    From: Maribec Sy
    Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:53 AM
    To: Paul
    Subject: RE: …a message from magtataho?….hhhmm…

    nice reflrection Paul


    From: Cristina Sagun
    Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:20 PM
    To: Paul
    Subject: FW: …a message from magtataho?….hhhmm…

    oo..tama ka po =)


    From: Janice Fidelis Lim
    Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 3:08 PM
    To: Paul
    Subject: RE: …a message from magtataho?….hhhmm…

    this sure is nice.. thanks for sharing it..=)

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