Sometimes we have to fall 
in mountain for us to realize
that were climbing for,

Obstacle are placed on our way
to see if what we want
is really worth fighting for.

From every wound there's scar ,
and every scar tells a story.

A story that says,

“I was deeply wounded
but I survive because
God is with me always.”

Kahapon | Ngayon | Bukas

Sa tingin ko’y tila pawang kalumbayan
ang inihahandog ng lahat ng bagay,
pati ng mabangong mga bulaklakan
ay putos ng luksa at pugad ng panglaw;
akala ko tuloy itong Daigdigan
ay isang maliit na libingan lamang.
Mangyari, Kahapon
ang dulot mo’y lason.
Sa mga mata ko ay pawang ligaya
ang inihahandog ng bawa’t makita,
pati ng libingang malayo’t ulila
wari’y halamanang pugad ng ginhawa;
sa aking akala’y tila maliit pa
itong Daigdigan sa aking panata.
Papaano, Ngayo’y
nagwagi ang layon.
Sino baga kaya ang makatatatanggap
ng magiging guhit nitong ating palad?
Ang buhay ng tao ay lunday sa dagat
na inaamihan at hinahabagat;
itong Daigdigan ay isang palanas
na nabibinhian ng lungkot at galak.
Bukas! Ang pag-asa’y
mahirap mataya…

Two Brothers

This is a story of two brothers;

  • One was a drug addict and drunker who frequently beat up his family.
  • The other one was a very successful businessman who was respected in a society and had a wonderful family.

Some people wanted to find out why two brothers from the same parents, brought up in the same environment, could be so different.

The first one asked, “How come you do what you do? You are a drug addict, a drunk, and you beat your family. What motivates you?”

He said, “My father,”

They asked, “What about your father?”

The reply was,

“My father was a drug addict, a drunk and he beat his family. What do you expect me to be? That is what I am.”

They went to the brother who was doing everything right and asked him same question.

“How come you are doing everything right? What is your source of motivation?”

And guess what he said?

“My father, when I was little, I used to see my dad drunk and doing all the wrong doing things. I made up my mind that is not I wanted to be.”

Moral of the story:

Both were deriving their strength and motivation from the same source, but one was using it positively and the other negatively. Negative motivation brings the desire to take the easier way which ends up being the tougher way. There are always options; one is right and the other is wrong, one is positive and the other is negative.

It is up to us what we think and choose.

AN: Since it is lockdown I went to my old notes 📝 then find this story on my notes. Wanna share it to you guys.