Mga Imbak na Marka: appreciation

A wonderful story about appreciation…

Let me share with you a wonderful story I’ve read from my friend’s Facebook wall post.

 

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “none”.

The director asked, ” Was it your father who paid for your school fees?” The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, ” Where did your mother work?” The youth answered, “My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, ” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

The Director asked,”please tell me your feelings.”

The youth said, Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, I am not successful today. Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said, “This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?

You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

 

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New post for My Inbox [September]

Thanks to the following for keeping my cellphone packed with wonderful SMS quotes this September!

Rhan, Ireed, Ailene, Mam Gina, Mam Janelle, Mam Annaliza, Sheen, Emma, Suzette, Mam Julie, Tita Jonaly, Lourdes

APPRECIATION

“Learn to appreciate what you have…

Before time forces you

To appreciate what you’ve lost.”

Lourdes [September 14, 2010; 19:53]

BLESSING

“When you have a place to go at the end of the day – that is home;

When you have people to love – that is family;

When you have someone whom you can be yourself and accepts and cares for you in whatever circumstance – that is a friend.

When you have all these – that is blessing.”

Mam Tintin [September 5, 2010; 06:10]

FAITH

“It’s always up to you how you’re going to run your life. Run it for good, or ruin it that bad…

Yes, people will care and try to shift you back to the right track.

But at the end of the day, it is still your choice that matters.

Choose what you love then love your choice!”

Sheena [September 4, 2010; 13:16]

FAITH

“Whenever God puts you to test, just remember:

People who fall the hardest, bounces back the highest…

Always keep your perfect FAITH intact.”

Ailene [September 2, 2010; 21:23]

FRIENDS & FRIENDSHIP

“Every good friend is an image of God. It is one of life’s best blessings.

A priceless gift that can never be bought sold, or forgotten.”

Zea May [September 6, 2010; 22:05]

***

“Having few friends is better than having a large network of pretentious friends…

… quality beats quantity all the time!”

Ireed [September 2, 2010; 19:41]

***

“Life would not be real without the lessons we learn, without the experiences we encounter and without the special people called Friends to share.”

Suzette [September 5, 2010; 12:13]

***

“When you have achieved level of comfort to expose yourself to another without fear of judgment,

Then you have achieved true friendship.”

Rhan [September 2, 2010; 16:36]

HAPPINESS

“When it comes to being happy, there is no right or wrong thing….

It’s just a battle between your happiness and their judgment.”

Emma [September 7, 2010; 09:17]

HEART

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise, you’ll never understand what it’s saying. – Sarah Dessen (Just Listen)

Mam Julie [September 2, 2010; 16:04]

KINDNESS

“One great form of wealth is KINDNESS!

It does not diminish no matter how much you give.

Rather, it increases the more it is shared.”

Mam Gina [September 5, 2010; 08:08]

LIFE

The purpose of your time on earth is not primarily about acquiring possessions, attaining status, achieving success, or even experiencing happiness… Those are just secondary issues….

Life is all about love – with God and with other people.

You may succeed in many areas of endeavor

But if you fail to learn how to love God and love others,

You’ll have missed the reason why God has created you.”

Tita Jonalyn [September 5, 2010; 22:35]

LOVE

“One of the happiest things on earth is when you know that you’re in love with someone,

who is more in love with you…”

Emma [September 7, 2010; 09:29]

PRAYER

“Prayer is the best therapy for trials andpains….

Faith is the best medicine for hopelessness and destructions.

Put them together, God’s love will be yours forever.”

Mam Janelle [September 5, 2010; 06:37]

***

“One good reason why we should pray:

It’s because God can do more in five seconds than what we can do for ourselves in five years….”

Mam Annaliza [September 5, 2010;06:14]

New post for INBOX [July]

I am always grateful whenever my inbox becomes full. More than the feeling of being remembered, I find it personally inspiring to come up with a virtual hoard of these sms/mms.

Below are the original inscriptions as sent into my inbox by these wonderful people.


Nini (Rachele), Julie O., Mam Gina, Michael, Marvin, Mam Aleah, Tita Jonalyn, Sheena, Mercie Joy,  Edz, Luel, Charmie, Mam Hilda, Glen, Romnick, Dahlia, Elizabeth, Zea Mae, Melanie, Mam Fe, Caren, Kirov, Mam Melissa, Boboy (Ereneo), Mam Joan, Clarin, Mam Liezl, Omar, Jeza, Mea, Mam Maricel, Melanie, Ireed,


APPRECIATION

“i will never be good enough for everybody.

..but this is for sure,.

..i am the best for someone who really appreciates me..”

Zea Mae [May 5, 2010; 08:12]

ATTITUDE

1 rainy day,a mother went 2 pick up her boy from school..

Thinking that the boy will fear the Lightning..

On the way,she found her child smiling at the sky 4 every Lightning..

She asked him why he smiled..

The LittLe boy said, “GOD is taking my photo.. so i have to Look good..That’s why i smiLed..

So smile when problems threaten you and don’t fear anything..GOD is always with you;-)”

Clarin July 20, 2010; 06:24

“TheRe wiLL aLwAys bE soMeoNe beTter tHan yOurSeLf.

AnD yOu wilL aLwAys be beTter thAn soMeoNe eLse.

TheRe iS no sEnse to cOmpAre yoUrseLf to otHers in tHis sHort liFe.

Be yoUrseLf. Be prOud of whO yoU aRe. AnD neVer leT anYone eLse mAke yoU thiNk diFferEnTLy”

y0u”

Nini [May 26, 2010; 21:43]

___

“Our attitude is lyk posing 4 a picture,

we pose d way we want 2 b seen by others..

But stolen shots are better.

c0z

it capture who we really are. :))”

Mam Julie [May 23, 2010; 21:14]

___

CHARACTER

“U realy

dnt hve

2 be

super nice

always

sumtyms

u have 2

sh0w ur

bad side

..So dat

u can s0rt

out hu can

accept u

at ur w0rst

mood…

Mam Gina [July 11, 2010; 22:14]

___

“never dEsign your

charaCter like a

gardEn where

anyoNe can waLk..

dEsign your

charaCter like the

sky where

everyoNe dEsires

2 reaCh.”

Nini [May 14, 2010; 08:31]

___

COMPLICATED

“-a phil0s0phy pr0f asked his studnts just 1 questi0n 4 dEr final exam, da questi0n was,

“h0w r u g0ing 2 make me believe dat dis chair infr0nt 0f u is invisiBle?”

it t00k all 0f da studnts 1 h0ur 2 finish writing d answer except 4 1 lazy studnt hu 0nly t00k 5 sec0nds. Aftr dat day da results r alreDy p0steD. Da lazy studnt g0t da hiGhest sc0re, & his answer was:

“what chair?”

Less0n:

-D0n’t make simple things in life c0mplicAteD..ryt?”

Sir Ariel [April 27, 2010; 12:00]

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CONFIDENCE

“nvr d0ubt urself

jst bc0z 0ders d0nt hav a gud 0piñ0n 0f u..

n0b0dy’s prfect.

& 0nly d0s hu r

insecure wid

demselvs wil try 2 put 0ders d0wn 2 fil beter.”

Michael [June 20, 2010; 13:28]

___

DEFEAT

“Faced DEFEAT l8ly?

dnt b dscurgd, rmembr..

evry DEFEAT s a CATALYST dt wl HELP PUSH U HARDER, HIGHER!”

MAYSIE July 21, 2010; 22:50

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DOING GOOD

“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in d0ing g0od to an0ther–Th0mas Jeffers0n”

Marvin [May 6, 2010; 19:54]

___

EMOTIONS

”how hard is it to stop the heart from liking someone?

its like stopping your eye from blinking. The more you control it, the more it hurts..”

Wenchie [April 22,2010: 23:18]

___

FAILURE

“For every failure, there’s success… just don’t give up.”

Mam Aleah [February 26, 2010; 07:05]

___

FAITH

“When you’re down to nothing, God is up to something. Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible. Keep up the faith.”

Tita Jonalyn [February 26, 2010; 23:56]

___

FORGIVENESS

“Forgiveness is absolutely the most powerful way to get rid of anger.

Forgetting is the most effective way to heal & move forward.

Both are difficult, yet necessary.”

Noime [April 6, 2010; 20:13]

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FRIENDS

“a true friend is like blood.

It sustains life yet it is not always visible.

but it comes out everytime you are wounded.”

Kuya Boboy July 20, 2010 05:59

“d0nt ever 4get ur old friends

wen new one gets added..

because..

“A new broom may sweep clean,

but

the old brush knows all the corners”

Sheena [July 17, 2010; 07:38]

___

FRIENDSHIP

“Let’s fLip a coin..

f it’s a HEAD..

we’L b friends

FOREVER..

f it’s a TAIL..

we’L fLip d coin again!

Mercie Joy [July 9, 2010; 21:25]

___

“Great friendship is about two main things:

1st, is to find

out the

similarities..

and

2nd,

is to

respect the

differences..”

Edz [June 4, 2010; 18:55]

___

“we do not arrive at friendship from necessity.

we aren’t friends because i have a need for you or you for me.

but it’s a great pleasure that you’ve shared your

character,

company,

ideas,

& life with me.

..& we’re not done with each other yet…

more good things will happen right?”

Luel [May 1, 2010; 21:05]

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GOOD NIGHT’S WISHES

“Beautiful thoughts

in beautiful mind,

Give beautiful dreams

in beautiful eyes,

So enjoy these beautiful night

in beautiful dreams,

In beautiful night

in beautiful manners,

So heartily GOOD NIGHT!

Tita Jonalyn [June 13, 2010; 23:09]

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HAPPINESS

“One of the simplest ways to stay happy… Just let go of the things that makes you sad.”

Mam Charm [January 21, 2010; 20:50]

___

HUMILITY

“A child asked

his father:

“Y do I nid 2 b

humble?”

His

father said:

“Wen u

choose d lowest

path, ders no

place 2 fall &

d only way is

up..”

Mam Hilda [May 04, 2010; 19:20]

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INSPIRATION

“We won’t always know WHO we inspire with our WORDS…

or WHO get encouraged when we SMILE…

or WHO are strengthened by our PRESENCE…

but let us keep doing them anyway.

We won’t always know it

but sometimes we deliver a SLICE of HEAVEN to SOMEONE else’s LIFE…”

Sheena [June 13, 2010; 10:10]

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INTELLIGENCE

“ InteLLigence

can

bring u

to success..

but

it’s your

attitude

that keeps

u there

Remember:

“Grades don’t define a person.

ATTITUDE does.”

Glen [July 18, 2010; 07:14]

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LIFE

“tired of

coping w/

parents?

imagine

an orphan

longing

4 luv.

tired of

going 2

skul?

imagine

d chldren

working at

d landfill.

tired of

living life?

Romnick [June 16, 2010; 06:11]

___

“F u

run out

of reasons

2live

rmmbr

dt

sm1 else’s

lyf

may nvr

b complete

w/o u

in it.

Stay happy..

U’r being luvd mor

dan ul evr knw..Ü”

Dahlia [June 10, 2010; 18:46]

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“n0 oNe eVEr w0n a chEsS match by mAking 0nLy 4ward m0ves.

Just Like in Life.

S0metimes u havE 2 m0ve bAckward t0 take a beTter step 4wrd…:-)

Elizabeth [May 17, 2010; 14:25]

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liFe aLwayS

giVes u bak

wat u

giv ouT..

iTs a

miRror oF

ur oWn

aCti0ns..

Ur life

iS n0t

a c0incidEnce,

but an echo

of ur

own doings..

Zea May [May 5, 2010; 19:01]

___

“when you think you’re not happy with your life, always think that

you make someone happy because…

you exist…”

Melanie [May 2, 2010; 14:44]

___

“life insight:

everyday is a gift..

a new beginning..

whatever hurt or pain we have in the past,

remember that

“yesterday ended last night.”

Mam Fe [April 30, 2010; 11:26}

_____

“Fall in love

or live w/ hate.

Get inspired

or be depressed.

Ace a test

or flunk a class.

Make babies

or make art.

Speak the truth

or lie and cheat.

Dance on tables

or sit in the corner.

Life is divine chaos.

Embrace it.

Forgive yourself.

Breathe.

And enjoy the ride.’

Mam Liza [April 17, 2010; 15:38]

____

“Life

is

to0

g0od,

that

even if

we

d0n’t

exactly

get

what

we

want

in

life,

we

will

realize

that

what

we

already

have,

is

always

GOD’S

BEST

f0r

us.”

Mam Gina [April 15, 2010; 20:17]

___

“Often we stand at life’s crossroads and view what we think is the end. But God has much bigger vision and He tells us, “relax, it’s just the bend, not the end.”

Caren

____

“Life begins as a guest of the child for the man, and ends as a journey by the man to rediscover the child.”

Kirov

____

LOVE

“You should love d person whose been with u thru the most trying times. Who lied just to make you feel better. Who never stop believing in your weird, complicated excuses. Who face the consequences of your doings. Who encourage u to stand after every downfall. Who manage to be d strongest even in ur weakest moment.

Love dis person for dis person is all u got in ur darkest hours.

Want to know who?

Face d mirror.. dat person deserves ur love too.=)”

Berkmacel July 19, 2010; 16:18

“Love is not a noun that names what you have..

never a pronoun to be able to replace something.

must not be an adjective to describe a feeling.

nor a preposition to place where you want it to be.

It’s more than a conjuction to show a connection or an interjection to exaggerate what you feel…”

Clarin July 20, 2010; 05:28

“luV 0NE, nt tw0

bt luV d 0ne hu luvs u t0o..

luv nt three, nt f0ur

bt luv d 0ne hu luvs u m0r..

luv nt five,nt six

bt luv d 0ne hu rili sticks..

luv nt seven, nt eight

bt luv d 0ne hu’s wiling 2 w8..

luv nt nine,n0t ten

bt luv d One hu wil luv U until d end..”

Mam Melissa [July 13, 2010; 15;21]

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“If all

the sciences

in the w0rld

can explain

everythng…

Can PHYSICS

explain why

we fall inl0ve

with s0meone

w/o being

affected

by gravity?

Why can’t LOGIC

help us make

thngs right

wen

we are inl0ve?

W0uld CHEMISTRY

give us the

chemical elements

of l0ve and

itz f0rmula?

Can ANATOMY

l0cate the

scars

in our hearts?

Or can

PHYSI0L0GY

explain why the

heart still

beats even its

br0ken?

Sheena [July 11, 2010; 21:23]

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“in love, u cant see the bad side of someone.

that’s the pathetic

part of being in love,

that sometimes even the

“worst person”

in this world can be the best person for

your own belief.

as Mcpaul said.

“love is not blind.

It sees, but it doesnt mind.”

Sheena [June 13, 2010; 19:08]

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MATHEMATICS

“y math has bEen

h8d by many?

bc0z it requirs

dem 2 tink &

f0rces dem 2

give d c0rrect

& exact value..

bc0z it has a

clear dstncti0n

0f ryt  & wr0ng,m0st pip0l luv 2 speak ab0ut any issue but h8 2 accept dat dey’r r0ng.

dats d beauty 0f math..

ryt is ryt

wr0ng is wr0ng.”

ye Mildred July 20, 2010; 06:24

MISTAKES

“Mistakes make us identify what we lost and what we took for granted… It makes us realize that sometimes, there’s no such things as later, next time, and second chance.”

Mam Joan [February 26, 2010; 07:55]

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MORNING

Start a       ,:*”*;,

,:*”*;,       *; %,*;

*; %,*;       __)(__

__)(__ New day..

With

A

Clean

HEART.

No tears..

No fear..

No worry..

Be happy..

Good morning!

Clarin [July 18, 2010; 07:45]

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PERSONS

“ThOse persons who appear in your lifE.. wHether to help or harm..are all g!ven by God..

mEet all of them with a peaceful heart..

But with a warriors spirit..

You will fail many times..

But in failing..you will learn and in learning you will find your way..

Remember,there are no mistakes in life–only lessons..

And lessons will repeating themselves until learned..”

Mam Oh [July 18, 2010; 05:52]

“i studied

evrything but never topped.

but

2day, topnotchers

of d best universities

Are my

employees.”

-Bill Gates

Mam Hilda [July 5, 2010; 20:56]

____

“d0n’t wait

for d right

pers0n

To c0me

into ur life..

instead,

be d right

pers0n

to go

into

s0meone’s life…”

Terry [April 13, 2010; 19:47]

____

REGRET

“Forget WHAT IF’S..

..Because the more you ask yourseLf with these,

the more you’re making yourseLf feeL that you made the wrong choice..”

Omar [May 1, 2010; 21:48]

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REST

“Allow yourself to have time to be lazy and unproductive..

rest isn’t a luxury,

but a necessity..

-juan tamad- ekonomistang inspired..”

Mace [May 25, 2010; 07:21]

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SMILE

“iF u see people without a smile today,

Give them one

of yours.

it might be

the only

sunshine they’ll g0nna see all day.”

Mam Melissa [April 23, 2010; 05:37]

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TEACHER

“It is the supreme art

Of the teacher t0 awaken joy in creative expressi0n and kn0wledge.”

Albert Einstein

Jeza [July 5, 2010; 13:27]

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TRIALS

“Heated g0ld

bc0mEs

ornamEnt.

beated c0ppEr

bc0mEs wires.

dEpletEd st0nE

bc0mEs stAtuE.

s0,d m0re pAin u

gEt in LifE,

d m0re u bec0me “valuable.”

Mea [April 15, 2010; 11:52]

TROUBLES
“don’t tell everyone about your troubles. because half of them don’t care, and the other half are glad it happened to you.” -Reader’s Digest
Melanie [July 24, 2010; 22:30]

A complete list of sent SMS is found in this link.