Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quote # 2

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.  What!  Is it nothing to be happy?  Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long?  Never in his life will he be so busy again.  ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quote #1

You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have, for instance.  ~Franklin P. Jones

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Important Life's Lesson

Three weeks from now I will be turning 36 and I am proud of it.  They say that age was just a number and it is up to us if we want to feel young or old. According to Robert Kiyosaki the author of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad best seller series which my husband and I were currently reading "School is important but the street is a better teacher". I remember when mom used to tell us (me and my siblings) that we should learn how to blend with different kinds of people because in reality the world was full of people with different background and belief. As we grow older mom used to send us to different relatives just to learn how to mingle. Back then I never understand why and what she is trying to do to make us feel uncomfortable. The challenges were painful but after so many years of existence, the lessons I've learned was priceless. Now that I am bringing up my own children I am trying my best to teach them the proper way on how to face the world with dignity and integrity. I know there are pros and cons of how my mom raised us all her children, but I believed it is with our own good and benefits. And now that I am a mother and I am getting old and much wiser, I want everything for my children to learn. 
Life Lessons

* I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be
   someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

* I've learned that no matter how much I care some people just don't care 

* I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want  
   them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

* I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy 

* I've learned that it's not what you have in your life, but whom you have in 
   your life that counts.

* I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who
   we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

* I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

* I've learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

* I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but
   that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

* I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences
   you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many 
   birthdays you’ve celebrated.

* I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see 
   something totally different.

* I've learned that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you  
   every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

* I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.  Sometimes
   you have to learn to forgive yourself.

* I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't 
   love each other. And, just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

* I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t 
   stop for your grief.

* I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will 
   eventually get hurt, and you will hurt in the process.

* I've learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or 
   outlandish.  Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be 
   if they believed it.

* I've learned that heroes are people who do what has to be done when it 
   needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

* I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you can’t.

The article above (Life's Lesson)  was adopted from Freemans newspaper, I clipped them way back in 1999 and while weeding out I saw them on my paper files and I used to read them before over and over again especially during in times of extreme confusions (pampalubag luob) and I consider them useful and I want to share them for future reference. Hope you will learn something from them too just like me.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


While having thought of the past events happened in my relationship with God and with the people around. I came across with this passage that really struck me with thunder in my heart. Forgiveness for sure was the hardest thing we can do to someone but if we are going to read verses about forgiveness it will surely change your mind just like me.

On Matthew 18:21-22 "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times." 

WHAT???? can I do that Lord? Proceed...

Then on Luke 6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 

Okay, this sounds a little bit convincing because I don't want to be judged, but what if? Proceed...

Also on Matthew 6:14-16 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.


Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. 

But this one really made me realize because I always told my children that in our home we should always follow the Golden Rule and the Rest will follow.

From the parable of the Unmerciful Servant

Matthew 18: 32-35 "Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow-servant just as I had on you?' In anger, his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."

I don't want to be tortured and punish so I pray to God to give me more courage to forgive those who sinned against me,  after all I am also a sinner. How about you did you already ask yourself this question "How many times should you forgive your enemy who sinned against you? just a thought.

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