"The Land of Milk and Honey!"


... and then the airplane landed… I didn’t know what to expect!!!

“The land of milk and honey!, The land where dreams come true!, The land of abundance! - Here I come!!!”

I was just pumped up seeing all sorts of people, hearing different languages and smelling different odors!LOL!

Funny, I was one of those Filipinos who perceived that America will make me an automatic money-maker! (As in the moment the airplane lands, I am rich! LOL!) I was imagining the golden roads (exag! LOL!)… and that I could act like a millionaire! Super LOL!

“Mabuhay!, Kumusta na kayo?” a tall, dark and old man spoke from behind us… A Filipino!!! –working in the airport!!!... I was so happy to see one!, wait.. one more, there was another one over there!... and another one! … and then it dawned on me.. the many Filipinos who were in America already.

Nice… I was happy to listen to their stories… like a sponge, I was the eager learner, I just took everything in…

The weather? It was September then and it was soooo cold!!! (Well, coming from the Philippines, it was already colddddd for me! LOL!)

Then we rode a smaller plane to New Orleans, LA… our work place.. our final destination.

New Orleans was hit by Katrina in2005, we came two years after and what we saw was a city still struggling to keep up with the times.

It was disheartening to see the place the first time,that time, there were still a lot of rundown houses, damaged buildings and roads and desolated areas.

Reality started to bite.

Nope, there were no roads paved in gold. Nope, money-making wasn’t automatic! Nope, the "I’m-a-millionaire-act” never happened! (not yet, lol!)

The truth is America is the land of milk and honey. It is the land of opportunity. It is the land where all dreams come true. It is the land of opportunity… just like any other land…

I learned that I bring “me”, wherever I go, and wherever I am; there are the blessings of heaven and the Promised Land.

Wherever you are right now…there is your heaven. (or hell, whichever you want to create…)

The land doesn’t really matter. It is what YOU bring. It is what YOU offer. It is what YOU give.


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  1. so animated and i love it! i love most the way you concluded that it's YOU who will make things matter, who will make the land promising and who will make your own milk and honey.

  2. So true!!! A lot of us was hoping to land on a place with high hopes of uplifting our lives. Though, America was not the way I expected it to be when I came here, but it truly changed my life. It made me become stronger and closer to Him. It gave me so much hope. I was able to encounter and overcome different challenges that I never thought I can. But here I am still standing strong despite of all the struggles. And most importantly, it brought me to places where I never thought I would be able to visit.

  3. follow your heart but take your brain with you , our Exodus in land of milk and honey is amazing living life to the fullest - akane

  4. I love the conclusion, It is what YOU bring. It is what YOU offer. It is what YOU give.
    We are the one who create our own land of opportunity or land of milk of money.it is up to us if we are living in heaven or hell.

  5. I like the last statement. It's always what you do with what you have that makes you successful.

  6. tama ang inyong sinabi na ang land of milk and honey ay kung saan kayo nakakita ng oportunidad at katuparan ng inyong mga pangarap

  7. yup and it's also about marking footprints on the sand....

  8. opportunity is everywhere, it's up to you what, when and where you pick it :)

  9. The last lines are really moving. It's as if to say that wherever we are we have all the chances to make things happen. This one is a great post.

  10. very true! I like the way you wrote this post, perfect word choices :) a good post to awaken the misperceptions :)

  11. Can't help but nod every time you mention things that bite. So true and one moving post really.