Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BUYING TIME

A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door.
“Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
“Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man.
“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?
“That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.

“I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy.
“If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.”
“Oh,” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?”

The father was furious. “If the only reason you wanted to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. I work long, hard hours everyday and don’t have time for such childish games.”
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy’s questioning. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00, and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.
“Are you asleep son?” he asked.
“No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy.

“I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here’s that $10.00 you asked for.”
The little boy sat straight up, beaming. “Oh, thank you daddy!” he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills.
The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man.

“Why did you want more money if you already had some?” the father grumbled.
“Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied.

“Daddy, I have $20.00 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?”

Monday, September 13, 2010

DESTINY

"Your destiny shall not be allotted to you, but you shall choose it for yourselves.” — Plato

“Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.” — Dag Hammarskjold

"We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected" — Ben Okri

“Almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of “Pssst” that you usually can’t even hear because you’re in such a rush to or from something important you’ve tried to engineer.” — David Foster Wallace



Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Your Kindness

I thought I could hear your angry words to sear my soul.
I know, that I don't deserve this another chance
But then suddenly your kindest words I've ever heard.

There's no more excuse, no one to blame, and nowhere to hide.
Your eyes have found my failures and my pain.
You understands my weaknesses and my shame.
And yet you never leave by my side.

Your kindness leads me to repentance.
In all that I do, I Know that You love me so.
And that makes me want to love You more.

Thank You, Lord :)

Thank you, Lord, for the trials that come my way.
In that way I can grow each day as I let you lead,
And thank you, Lord, for the patience those trials bring.
In that process of growing, I can learn to care.

But it goes against the way I am to put my human nature down
and let the Spirit take control of all I do.

'Cause when those trials come, my human nature shouts
the thing to do and God's soft prompting can be easily ignored.

I thank you, Lord, with each trial I feel inside,
that you're there to help, lead and guide me away from wrong.
'Cause you promised, Lord, that with every testing,
that your way of escaping is easier to bear.

I thank you, Lord, for the victory that growing brings.
In surrender of everything life is so worth while.
And I thank you, Lord, that when everything's put in place,
out in front I can see your face, and it's there you belong.

That it goes against the way I am to put my human nature
down and let the Spirit take control of all I do.

Thank You, Lord :)


Sunday, September 5, 2010

DESPERATE

When my world is fading away, I become desperate. In the midst of confusion and pain, I become more depressed. Lord, God. I AM SO LONELY after all. Please help me find a way towards the Happiness oh, Lord. Please lend me your hand to stand after all.

I am asking for your grace of patience and obedience so that I could persevere for the challenges that you gave me. May I be able to use my skills and talents in your perfect way in which may touch and inspire other people.

Lord, I give my life to you. I TRUST YOU!

CHALLENGES IN LIFE

For quite a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin--real life. But there was always some obstacles in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last, it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

Challenges, yes we all have them! But the difference is how we handle our challenges. In this case, we must learn to deal with our challenges to have less stress in our lives.

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of trials and challenges in life. For those who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all are the people who have accomplished the most important things in the world.