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

Friday, October 15, 2010

More Life Lessons

                     

When someone told you "nagbago kana" (you've changed) take it as a compliment because according to Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966. It's the most unhappy people who fear change and in order to "Grow" we have to change and some are afraid to accept that changes were the only inevitable in this world.


I post this one time on my Facebook wall not because I've changed a lot in so many ways. Well physically of course I've changed, lines on my face are being recognized, white color started to show up already on my hair and just like what some of my friends commented that makes me laugh was that, as a mother they've to change physically in so many ways not to mention that their waistline got bigger and bigger and I am not an exception on that matter hehehe. But remembering the old me I know that I have changed and learned for the better. 


I am now an avid fan of Robert Kiyosaki author of Rich Dad Poor Dad not because he promise me to be rich just by reading his book. But because I can relate on everything that he's trying to impart. I don't have rich Dad and Poor Dad like Robert, but I have a Mom. Yes, a mom who did not teach us her children how to handle money properly, how to be financially educated like the rich parent does to their children, how to invest on stocks and buy a lot of real estate property. But looking back there was one lesson that I've learned from mom that was similar to Robert Rich Dad.

That to be able to learn and have the desire to move on and grow and accept what life's may bring, may it be bad or good we should be push harder than we thought. Mom pushes us all her children to the limits. He makes us all feel uncomfortable in life as we grow old not because she didn't love us I believed, but because she wanted us to learned that life in reality was hard and to be able to cope up and live the life that we wanted, we have to learned how to handle things and situation the hard way so that everything would be easy in the end and she didn't fail us. 

While writing this, I cannot help but to feel some tears on my eyes because now I know that she made her best and she made something, a mark that only she can be proud of, Us, her children. "Life pushes all us around. Some Give up. Others fight. A few learn the lesson and move on." that was according to Robert's Rich dad. Reading this I realized now that Mom teaches us the best lesson in life, that we, her children must never give up because she never gives up on us, even life was hard then she never walk away which I think the easiest way to do when everything was not in perfect condition. That We must learn our lesson well and we move on, that even life then was full of ups and down, she still able to show us that life has two sides happy and sad part that we should accept how to adjust on both part especially on the sad part. 

I and my siblings already have our own family now to take care of, and for sure all of the lesson that mom teaches us that we didn't learn from school will be pass thru our children and to the next generation. Now I know why Mom was like that, now that I am a mother in my own rights. I want my children to learn, to cope up with the reality that life's may bring, the hardship of everyday living that everyone should accept because there is no exception on this so called life. 

Hope it makes sense, and sooner or later when I am gone my children will remember me not as a cruel mother but a mother who tried her best to give her children all the necessary measure to live a life full of happiness and abundance.



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 
   back.

* 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 
   it.

* 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

Forgiveness




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.



Mmmmm...


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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