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A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.
SON : 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?'
DAD : 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the man.
SON : 'Daddy, how much do you make an hour?'
DAD : 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the man said angrily.
SON : 'I just want to know.. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'
DAD : 'If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.'
SON : 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.
SON: 'Daddy, may I please borrow $10.00 ?'
The father was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior.'
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?
After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:
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 out my aggravation on you.
Here's the $10.00 you asked for..'
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' He yelled.
Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.
'Why do you want more money if you already have 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?
Please come home early tomorrow.. I would like to have dinner with you.'
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.
It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts..
Do remember to share that $20.00 worth of your time with someone you love.
If we die tomorrow, the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.
PLS READ WITH FAITH.. This is an awesome prayer..
Believe it and you shall be blessed.
The problem with many of us is that we don't believe that God will open a Window and pour out blessings that we won't have room to receive them. I dare anyone to try God. He is true to His word. God cannot lie and His Promises are sure.
My prayer for you today:
The eyes beholding this message shall not behold evil, the hands that will send this message to others shall not labor in vain, the mouth saying Amen to this prayer shall laugh forever. Remain in God's love as you send this Prayer to everybody y on your list. Have a lovely journey of life!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and He will never fail you because He is AWESOME! If you truly need a blessing, continue reading this email:
Heavenly Father, most Gracious and Loving God, I pray to you that you abundantly bless my family and me. I know that you recognize, that a Family is more than just a mother, father, sister, brother, husband and wife, but all who believe and trust in you. Father, I send up a prayer request for blessings for not only the person who sent this to me, but for me and all that I have forwarded this message on to.. And that the power of joined prayer by those who believe and trust in you is more powerful than anything.. I thank you in advance for your blessings. Father God, deliver the person reading this right now from debt and debt's burdens. Release your Godly wisdom that I may be a good steward over all that You have given me Father, for I know how wonderful and mighty you are and how if we just obey you and walk in your word and have
the faith of a mustard seed that you will pour out blessings.. I thank you now Lord for the recent blessings I have received and for the blessings yet to come because I know you are not done with me yet.
In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen
TAKE 60 SECONDS and send this on quickly and within hours, you will have caused a multitude of people to pray to God for each other.
Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life for doing the thing that you know He loves.
I got this cool blog post from juancountry.com, by Carlo Ople (Grandson of the late Senator Blas Ople). It has a very appealing title to me (since I am an anime and manga addict - specially, Naruto). It's entitled What Filipino Politicians can learn from Naruto. I just added the (and other relevant anime) in my title since I have something from another favorite anime to add and also since some anime are not politically or even socially relevant.
Here is some of his post.
Here's is something I just want to add to Carlo's view. The value/trait of SELFLESSNESS. Its just what Ninoy showed when he said "...the Filipino is worth dying for" this reminds me of the HOKAGES of Konoha. They all died defending Konoha (the Hidden Leaf Village), except for Tsunade who is the current reigning HOKAGE.
What Filipino Politicians can learn from Naruto
by Carlo Ople
There’s one lesson that politicians and Filipinos in general can learn from the hit Japanese animation series, Naruto Shippuuden. It’s amazing how such a simple cartoon series offer so much insights and values which we can apply to local politics and to nation building. This lesson is something that needs to be heard by political dynasties and especially by the “elder” senators who have served multiple terms already. This likewise also has to be heard by the Filipino youth. It’s about believing in the next generation.
To those who don’t know what the basic story of the animation is here’s a summary. It’s basically about a young ninja named Naruto who initially is hated by his village because he’s the host of a demonic beast. Eventually though Naruto wins the admiration and respect of his peers and elders. He becomes a well-loved hero who protects the village and the Ninja world.
In episode 158, the Hokage, or the leader of the village, Tsunade, berates both of her advisers when they tell her to keep Naruto hidden because their enemies, the Akatsuki, are looking for him. The advisers want to keep Naruto hidden so that they can use him as a “secret weapon” when the time is right. Tsunade grabs both advisers and throws them to the floor and explains to them that they should stop thinking of Naruto as just as a kid or a secret weapon. She then says that both of her advisers don’t have one trait that previous great leaders had in the Ninja world. Tsunade explains that unlike the legendary leaders of the past, they didn’t believe in the next generation. They didn’t want to trust them enough to give them bigger responsibilities in changing the future of their village.
To watch this episode, CLICK here and just fast forward to the 10 minute mark. You’ll be able to watch Tsunade talk to the elders there.
"...My duty is to be a model to the next generation and to help them out. For that, I’d happily give my life." – Jiraiya
True Mark of a Statesman
I believe that one of the marks of a true statesman and leader is when he or she knows when it’s time to step aside and let the next generation take on bigger responsibilities. Instead of constantly being in the spotlight, an alternative is to pass on the knowledge and experience that you’ve accumulated over the past few years to the next batch of leaders. However you have to give up your slot and give it to them so that they can learn from themselves. Yes, they will make mistakes. But that’s why the elders will be there to support and train them as their mentors and advisers.
There are several politicians who have literally grown too old already and they cling on to power because it’s their only remaining purpose in life. But they should realize that by staying on in power they are denying the country fresh faces that can bring us new perspectives and ideas that can propel us forward in the 21st century. The same can be said to politicians who know in their hearts that they didn’t do a good job and yet the run again for another term because they have a huge chance of winning because of the exposure they’ve gotten as public officials or even in their movies or commercials......
To the politicians: please be like Tsunade, Sarutobi, and Chiyo. Learn to trust, let go, and let God. And to the youth – step up and stop being apathetic. Learn as much as you can, gain as much experience, and then serve. We all have just one life to live. Let’s all make it count.
SOURCE : www.juancountry.com
Also, something I want to end this post add more still related to selflessness is a quote from Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.
"...A king exists for his people. If he serves only himself, then he ceases to exist"
- Prince Ling of Xing Empire (Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood)