Posts Tagged ‘inspirationals

24
Oct
11

A Mother-and-Son Story

This one’s really touchy. I got this from Inspire Your Living page. I just thought it’s worth sharing 🙂

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My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.

There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.

How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school one of my classmates said, ‘EEEE, your mom only has one eye!’

I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, ‘ If you’re only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?’

My mom did not respond… I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings.

I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.

Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts. Then one day, my Mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her grandchildren.

When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, ‘How dare you come to my house and scare my children!’ GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!’

And to this, my mother quietly answered, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address,’ and she disappeared out of sight.

One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.

My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.

‘My dearest son,

I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your children.

I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up.

You see……..when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine.

I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.

With all my love to you,

Your mother.

09
Oct
11

Promise Yourself Everyday…

It was a heavy day yesterday at work. There were heavy cases, and the patient and families do not seem to appreciate my hard work. I went home so depressed. But then I realized, it’s not like this everyday. So here goes a promise…

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Promise yourself everyday  . . . .

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel like there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living person you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

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A Despojo via FB, pic credit: weharmonizeyourlife.com

02
Oct
11

You Know Better Than I

When my father died, I had so many questions. Why him? Why so sudden? I had dreams for him which did not materialize. Why was he not able to wait? My answers were answered by this poem.

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You Know Better Than I

I thought I did what’s right

I thought I had the answers

I thought I chose the surest road

But that road brought me here

So I put up a fight

And told you how to help me

Now just when I have given up

The truth is coming clear

You know better than I

You know the way

I’ve let go the need to know why

For You know better than I

If this has been a test

I cannot see the reason

But maybe knowing

I don’t know is part of getting through

I tried to do what’s best

But faith has made it easy

To see the best thing i can do

Is to put my trust in You.

For, You know better than I

You know the way

I’ve let go the need to know why

For You know better than I

I saw one cloud and thought it was a sky

I saw a bird and thought that I could follow

But it was You who taught that bird to fly

If i let You reach me

Will You teach me.

For, You know better than I

You know the way

I’ve let go the need to know why

I’ll take what answers you supply

You know better than I.

25
Sep
11

Complaining Yourself

If you find yourself constantly complaining you must believe you have a real need to complain and your life isn’t where you would like it to be. If you don’t complain, you probably know someone who does and it makes everyone feel uncomfortable.

They probably try to avoid that person as much as possible. Whether it’s you or someone else who is constantly complaining, what can be done to correct it and get back to positive living?

Complaining is a bad habit. A habit, whether good or bad, is an urge to adopt that action no matter what the consequences. The more you feed the habit the more it will take control of your life and the harder it is to kick.

Complaining typically stems from negative thoughts you’ve created. You realize you’re the cause of your thoughts so you blame yourself and vent it with complaining.

Refuse to let those negative thoughts become you. We become what we think just like we become what we eat, drink or do.

If we put good into our body and mind then good will come out. Conversely, if we put bad things into our body and mind such as drugs and negative thoughts then bad will come out. It’s inevitable and it’s up to you to correct. Negative thinking and complaining can be just as addictive as a drug. Whatever your mind is used to thinking that’s what it craves.

Admit you have negative thoughts and that you are their creator. Realize too that these thoughts lead only to more negativity and more addiction. You know what you’re doing but can’t help yourself until you admit to your problem and let it go.

Relax and let your negative thoughts disappear. It may take a while but it can be done and when negative thinking is stopped so will your complaining. You didn’t become what you are overnight and you can’t expect to become what you desire overnight either. If that were the case we would all be perfect in mind and body. It’s a fight that can be won with constant dedication and awareness.

Don’t doubt yourself. Believe in yourself. We choose what we think and we choose what we are and can become. Accept responsibility for your actions and let it go. Then take positive steps to accept what needs to be done to achieve your goal. Dedicate yourself to getting it done.

This will disrupt your mind’s pattern of thinking and it will be easy to fall back into the old ways. Surround yourself with positive things and these will seep into your mind until they become you and your new habit is formed. Whatever was bad in your environment that caused you to complain get rid of it. Each step toward a positive emotion gives you confidence to continue.

If you don’t like the life your living or the thoughts you’re thinking then change it. Take responsibility and take control. Stop complaining today and discover a new you tomorrow.

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from FB by A Despojo

18
Sep
11

Five Types of People Occupy the World

There are those with NO DREAMS. They exist day to day with no dream or imagination. Going through life without a dream is like going shopping without a list, without a game plan. Having no dreams results in frustration, boredome, and regrets.

Then, there are people with SMALL DREAMS. We have become a people with small dreams because we are afraid of failure. Many people challenge themselves only to the point of not failing. They aim low and hit it every time. However, there is no sin in trying and failing, but there is the sin of failing to try. Success is often failure turned inside out. If you are going to dream, don’t make it a small dream.

A third type of person is one who has the WRONG DREAMS. Before you invest your life in a dream, find out if it is worthwhile. An example of the wrong dream is trying to impress other people. It just isn’t worth it. In the eyes of some people, you can be a hero one day and a zero the next day. Have a dream, have a goal, but make sure you don’t lean your ladder against the wrong wall.

There are those who have no dreams, or a small dream, or the wrong dream, and there are people who have a VAGUE DREAM. You may have some idea of what you want to be and do in life, but it is vague and unclear and uncertain. Many person journeys through life without ever clarifying and defining his dreams.

Finally, there are people with GOD’S DREAM. These are people who know where they are headed because they have received a dream from God, and are committed to achieving that dream. They are not afraid to take risks. Their faith is great. If you wish to have God’s dream, you must never be afraid to attempt something great if it is for the glory of God and the growth of His kingdom. God is able to do immeasurably more than we can ever ask or dream of.

What type of person are you? A person with NO DREAM? A person with SMALL DREAMS? A person with the WRONG DREAM? A person with a VAGUE DREAM? Or a person with GOD’S DREAM? If you have a dream be prepared to suffer, and if necessary, to die for it. Or quit dreaming and save yourself the trouble. That’s our choice. We can choose to follow, believe, and commit our lives to God who is able to do far more than we can ask or imagine, or we can quit dreaming and save ourselves the trouble. I have decided to live my life with the confidence that today’s impossibilities are tomorrow’s miracles. Almighty God is able.

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credits: A Despojo, saidaonline.com, elephantjournal.com

31
Jul
11

Great Lessons of Life

Each person who enters our life has a unique lesson to teach us. It is only through these lessons that we learn about life, people and our relationships with God.

WHEN SOMEONE LIES TO YOU, it teaches you that things are not always what they seem. The truth is often far beneath the surface. Look beyond the masks people wear if you want to know what is in their hearts. Remove your own masks to let people know who you really are.

WHEN SOMEONE STEALS FROM YOU,  it teaches you that nothing is forever. Always appreciate what you have. You never know when you might lose it. Never take your friends or family for granted, because today and sometimes only this very moment is the only guarantee you may have.

WHEN SOMEONE INFLICTS INJURY UPON YOU, it teaches you that the human state is a very fragile one. Protect and take care of your body as best as you can, it’s the one thing that you are sure to have forever.

WHEN SOMEONE MOCKS YOU, it teaches you that no two people are alike. When you encounter people who are different from you, do not judge them by how they look or act, instead base it on the contents of what is in their hearts.

WHEN SOMEONE BREAKS YOUR HEART, it teaches you that loving someone does not always mean that the person will love you back. But don’t turn your back on love, because when you find the right person, the joy that one person brings you will make up for all of your past hurts. Times a thousand fold.

WHEN SOMEONE HOLDS A GRUDGE ON YOU, it teaches you that everyone makes mistakes. When you are wronged, the most virtuous thing you can do is forgive the offender without pretense. Forgiving those who have hurt us is often the most difficult and painful of life’s experiences, but it is also the most courageous thing a person can do.

WHEN A LOVED ONE IS UNFAITHFUL TO YOU, it teaches you that resisting temptation is man’s greatest challenge. Be vigilant in your resistance against all temptations. By doing so, you will be rewarded with an enduring sense of satisfaction far greater than the temporary pleasure by which you were tempted.

WHEN SOMEONE CHEATS YOU, it teaches you that greed is the root of all evil. Aspire to make your dreams come true, no matter how lofty they may be. Do not feel guilty about your success, but never let an obsession with achieving your goals lead you to engage in malevolent activities.

WHEN SOMEONE RIDICULES YOU, it teaches you that nobody is perfect. Accept people for their merits and be tolerant of their flaws. Do not ever reject someone for imperfections over which they have no control.

WHEN SOMEONE LOVES YOU, it teaches us love, kindness, charity, honesty, humility, forgiveness, acceptance, and all of these can counteract all the evil in the world. For every good deed, there is one evil deed.

WHEN YOU ENTER SOMEONE’S LIFE, whether by plan, chance or coincidence, consider what your lesson will be. Will you teach love or a harsh lesson of reality? When you die, will your life have resulted in more loving or more hurting? More comfort or more pain? More joy or more sadness? Each one of us has the power over the balance of the love in the world. Use it wisely!

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Shared by Abraham Despojo on FB

24
Jul
11

The Axe

17
Jul
11

What I Learned in Life (Part 2)

Second and last installment of the post.

“Inspirational Sundays” are weekly motivational posts for people searching for good reads to help them go through life as it happens.

The original author of this is unknown 🙂

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I’ve learned – That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

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

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 your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, how people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t always biological. (It’s true)

I’ve learned – That no matter how good a friend is, they are 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 are to learn to forgive yourself.

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

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- 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 we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned – That you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

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 you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned – That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.

I’ve learned – That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned – That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned – That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned – That it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe

10
Jul
11

What I Learned in Life (Part 1)

I started a weekly series dubbed “Inspirational Sundays” last week, for people searching for motivational posts. I am not sure how far I could go with these, but sometimes, we just need a good read to make us realize that life is not so bad at all.

This week’s feature is a very nice reflective post. I find it quite lengthy so I decided to cut it into two parts. Hope you guys like it.

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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 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 who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned – That you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you would better know something.

I’ve learned – That you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

I’ve learned – That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned – That it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned – That you can keep going long after you can’t.

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 regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take it’s place.

I’ve learned – That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned – That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned – That my Best FRIEND and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned – That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

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.

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Second part will be next week on “Inspirational Sundays.”

02
Jul
11

A Creed to Live By

Join me every Sunday for weekly inspirational thoughts.

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Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love. The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you’re going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

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Thanks to Abraham Despojo for sharing this repost.




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