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.
I wanna expressed my heartfelt gratitude for empowering me to write and share thoughts here on WordPress. Although I always have a hesitation to continue my prowess in writing ✍️ and sharing stories, poem and poetry. I am not really good as everyone does. I am not that poetic nor I always write and from my hearts 💕. I can’t be the best I can if no one believes in me (myself am one to believe in what I had) and to everyone you (guys) thank for the encouraging words to improve my writings.
It’s really a big challenge to me to write because I am not that really good in English. And until now I have to improve and keep on learning English language so everyone can understand it. But I do believe that through our hearts, ourthoughts and words understand it.
Anyway guys, thank you for keeping on supporting on me through this life journey that I wanna be in my life. Sharing words!!! I am not a poet, but I can write from my heart.
Again thank you!
No words 😶 can express how lucky I am to meet new friends here.
There are times we treat life like mysterious door.
It doesn’t open no matter how hard we pushed it.
We never noticed that a huge sign is posted there that reads
Same thing with life,
We struggle !!!
We push !!!
We push harder until were tired, hurt ,bruised and wounded.
We forget that there’s a better way:
LET GO and
LET GOD !!!
God planned our lives to be wonderful, lift it up to HIM … GIVE YOUR BEST AND GOD WILL DO THE REST !!!
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which is achieved. How could be your life without failure? Whatever it is? Life should be boring without it. Expect the unexpected. Realized that life is full of surprises, a mind-blowing of challenges and sacrifices.
This is how I met this 22years old guy who surpasses his challenges and accept his mistakes and learn from it. And I am so grateful to meet him and fame him for what he did, for he handle handled every situation comes in his life and he can standout beyond of his failures.
After he graduated from high school he’ll never noticed that he will continue his study in college. He came from indigent family his father is a fisherman while his mother is a housewife. He is third out of five siblings. But he has a resemblance for his goals. He ran for SK Chairman of his barangay for scholarship purposes. Indeed he won! That he assumed that being a student and SK chairman is easy but it so burdensome. He simply managed his time of being a student and a servant for his barangay too. Since his term as a SK Chairman is done suddenly his scholarship too. He bother for his scholarship he will not continue his study. But God is good to him. He has sister who sacrifice and support his studies financially. As a youth, he become ardent , he want to try everything that is new for him. He accompanied casually break his goals and he learned to smoke and drink, he become foolish, he courted up lots of girls. In short he neglecthis studies, he lie to his sister even on his family and the worst thing is, the allowance that he give to him they’d expensed for his vices. Secondly, his girlfriend got pregnant they don’t know what to do. Both of them are so upset, they hide theresituation on their families. Then the mother of her girlfriend surprisingly visited her then the mother got surprised because she’s clueless of what happened and situation of her daughter.He shocked that time they don’t know what to do then he tried to end up his life. But God is so good and his father called him on phone and they talked about his problem. His so blessed for having a father that so understandable and a family that caring each other. That was a teary eyed moment, he noticed that the truth will sets him free and everything happens is according to God’s plan and purposes.
For good, he decided to stop first from his studies and carry off his obligations as a pillar of his family . yet he has a compassion for what he started but he think of his family that build out of his plan but God’s plan. He had to standout and face it move forward and look for positive thoughts that everything happens in his life is a blessings and disguise.
And now he is working in a private company as a warehouse personnel. A father of two kids and a loving and caring husband to his wife. Yeah!!! He loves much better now his wife. For now, he focused on his family, noticed that right time comes to correct his mistakes and learn for it. Living in this world is not an accident but long life journey to keep moving forward. Quitting is not a solution but learn to rest and pray, let go and let God. Give your best and God will do the rest.
Let me, hide his personal identity, 22 years old, currently living in Sta. Rosa, Laguna named Mr. Francis M.Candelaria. From province of Mindoro, undergraduate at Innovative College of Science and Technology taken Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Math.
REALIZATION: During our conversation I have a lots of things that I learned from him. Value every moments specially family matters. Things to give importance how small it is. There’s nothing wrong in making mistakes. What’s wrong is letting it stay as a mistake without the effort of making right. Life is a journey with lots and lots of waiting. We need to enjoy that journey, to relish, taste , celebrate and breath in all detours, all the craziness, all the mistires and failures and bruises. Everything that happens in life are LESSONS. It doesn’t matter how many times you tried and failed. What really matter is you never stop trying . GOT SPIRIT!!! If it’s not happened then it’s not supposed too. God’s plan is better than ours.
If you’re a traveler and finding a gem of nature. I gladly recommend to you Bulalacao Oriental Mindoro 🇵🇭, it is unspoilt islands 🌴 good for a traveler who wanted to stay and feel the beauty and calmness of nature. Yes, it is a nature that you can say this is my home 🏡 and a place where you can spend your time together with your love ones.
Explore this beautiful islands 🌴 hopping into another islands 🌴. I bet you enjoy your time on that place. And you find people especially the locals are the nicest people you’ve seen. They’re so amazing to share their place to you. They’re willing to share their things they had. Filipino people are the coolest persons on earth. They’re heart warming, always smile that can gives an energy on you.
If you’re asking if there’s a tourists on that Islands 🌴 too? Yes there’s but not too many as you think like on Boracay, Palawan and Cebu. The number of tourists here is very few but I tell the nature is so beautiful 😍 and you will amaze. Witnessed the sun rising reminding you that there’s hope and witnessed the sunsets 🌅 reminds you that life gives you hope when you wake you up tomorrow.
If you’re asking if there’s a hostel there, yes there’s. If you’re a kitesurfer kindly visit the Kitesurf Mindoro. And I recommend to you some hostels; Southdrive Resorts, and Tambaron Greenbeach Resorts. Kindly search others on google.
As you read it now, I wanna know you’re happy and live at your own path. Everything of your dreams are fulfilled. You work hard for it. You struggle so much yet you don’t give up. You fight for it. I wanna congratulate you for doing your part so well. I am so proud of you self.
I know you struggle so much your, It cascades so much almost affect your dreams that you take for so long. Yet, still proud of you. Your heartbreaks helps you to improve your personality to be strong like what you are now. It isn’t bleeding now nor hurt but still fragile but you take care it so much. I am so thankful for taking it so much for past many years. I owe you a lot for helping me out through this past few years. Thank you.
I wanna know that while you read it now everything was fine and settled. Everything was done according through your plans while crossing your journey. Behind failures you always stand still and keep strong. We thank God for keeping you safe and guide you always while crossing your path.
But before it ends;
I wanna sure this things are happens:
You have an amazing job (teaching career).
Having MA (Masteral) and PH. D at end of your last names.
A few choices have been laid out in this plan, and there are many more we could explore. The question we now must ask is: how can I consistently make right choices?
From my own experiences, pure gumption, determination and fortitude are great for keeping me on the right path for a few days, or even a few weeks. But my human nature wins out time and again when my personal efforts become exhausted.
We are in a battle for our hearts, our minds, and our lives. We have a very real enemy out to steal, kill and destroy our good, right choices. He hopes we will default to our own selfish desires. This battle for our hearts and mind is not something we can fight alone! He has given us His armor of protection to daily fight the war if we choose to put it on. We exchange our garments of fear, defeat and wrong thinking for a mighty warrior suit that covers us head to toe. Ephesians 6 tells us to put it on and to stand strong against our enemy.
He gives us a belt of Truth to hold our beliefs to His standards. He gives a breastplate of His righteousness to protect our heart, which will also protect our words. Our feet are covered with his gospel of peace because He is Peace. He hands us a strong shield of faith to protect us from the fiery arrows meant to defeat us. He gives us a helmet of salvation to surround our mind from the onslaught of lies. He gives us the sword of the Spirit which is His constant presence and His powerful Word which divides right from wrong, light from darkness, and truth from lies. And finally, He invites us into a relationship of constant prayer.
His strength is abundant, never-ending, and overflowing. He asks for open hearts to receive the life-giving flood of His Spirit. We are conduits of that mighty power, and, because of Him we can give and give more, and keep giving, never running dry. His presence and power enables us to choose His way, a way of freedom and liberty lived within the boundaries of His goodness.
Will you retreat from the enemy, defaulting to your human nature, or stand firm and strong against him, choosing truth and righteousness? Suit up, brave one! God has you and He is enough!
Choose the armor of God, so you can stand strong against the enemy.
When our governor declare a lockdown for the whole province. The first thing I thought was how can we survive each day through this kind of issues. It’s a bit harder to experienced this phenomenon but we have to cooperate for our own safety. A little act has a big portion to contribute on our society. It’s not a selfish act but selfless for the safeties of our nation. Spread discipline act with kindness at heart.
I was in the queue and I observed how people get panic. There main goal is to stock food for their families. They thinking itself alone. Whilst I am busy on phone my mind go on somewhere. Thinking where do people starve on? Are they starving on their spirits too? Do they think God at this moment? Or they have a planned to be more faithful on God while experiencing this dilemma?
We are too busy on preparing for what we eat on the next day. Or do we have a necessary things for the next following days. No one knows where this virus ends. One thing I sure is God never leave us through this battle. He is always on ours to protect and keep shielding on this Virus. He is the best sword for fighting this unseen opponent. It is too hard that we are battling in a situation that we can’t seen our opponent.
For this battle all we can do is to pray. It is our best shield for conquering this virus. We have to fulfill our spiritual needs. Satisfy our God that we are his children. Obey him. God healed his land.
ALWAYS REMEMBER GOD DID’NT LOCKDOWN HIS LOVE FOR US!
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
SUMMARY: The narrator- a pilot – crashed his airplane in Sahara. One day, he awakened by children voice who asked him to draw a sheep. That’s how he gets initiate with The Prince. The Prince live in a very small planet asteroid B-612 with three volcanoes and a special rose. He spends his I days caring for it, pulling out little baobab trees because if not it will rip his planet apart.
Then, The Prince left his planet for journey to planets. Each planet he visited is inhabited by one grown-up. First, The King who love powers but there are nothing to be ruled. The Conceited Man, who love to be admired but he lives alone. The Drunkard, who drinks to forget that he is ashamed of drinking. The businessman, who is always busy counting stars. The Lamplighter, who lives on an asteroid which rotates once a minute and he always torn on-off the lamp once in every minute. The Geographer, who spend his time making maps, but never go anywhere . Then on Earth, the Prince doesn’t see anyone but snake and a dessert flower. Then he find a whole row of rosebushes and realize that rose in his planet doesn’t special. But then he met a fox, who explains to the Prince that his rose in his planet is unique and special, because the rose could tamed him and make him care for the rose .
Then finally he meet men, the narrator. One day, he realizes that he has responsibility with his rose, so he came back to his small planet.
As the little prince watched to lamplighter, he felt that he loved this lamplighter who was so faithful to his orders. He remembered the sunsets which he himself had gone to seek, in other days, merely by pulling up his chair, and he wanted to help his friend.
For it is possible to a man to be faithful and lazy sometimes.
What is essential that is invisible to the eye?
The time you waisted, are the time makes you complete.
For some, who are travellers, the stars are guides, For others they are no more than little lights in the sky .For others, who are scholars, they are problems . But all these stars are silent.
LIFE APPLICATION: Being a kid is the most important figure of life. Life is full of surprises ,changes are constant. Learn how to value every single moment of life because we don’t know when our deadline in this world. As long as we have a time to correct our mistakes correct it and learn from it. Don’t be scare to live in this world. Keep on fighting to win every battle we are going to encounter because it is part of our success. Happiness is the key for our success so simply enjoy what we are doing.