Noon bata tayo, pagalingan, paangasan pataasan ng ihe, competitive kumbaga. Sa lahat ng bagay yan. pag mas lamang ka dito, bida ka, pag ikaw may huling salita, panalo ka.. pero as we grow old, WE realize na it’s really not that fun to think that your the best, to think that you are ahead of everybody, usually the one who thinks that way walk a very lonely path. i mean who would want to be friends with somebody who thinks of you like an opponent, all the time?? nde bat mas may genuine JOY to treat yourself equal, maybe even lowly than others, to truly humble yourself before God? to admit that without Him we are nothing? that is what the bible says right? dominance will never get the job done, loving and treating others with respect will.. i have made that realization? have YOU?
i made a lot of decisions in my life, some turned out great some don’t. as much as i want to regret it, nothing will change the fact that you were hurt deeply. i am really sorry! please remain as my friend until the trumpet sounds on all of us. be by my side, you are one of the sincerest that i have. thank you for everything, thank you for the love..
by simple term it is somebody who starts, well fire. if you apply it to everyday life it could mean a lot of things. one could be a boy scout in a training camp using two rocks? throwing a lighted match stick to a pile of dried leaves? OR a simple statement than can ignite an unwanted emotion like anger. all of this examples has the potential to get out of hand and burn precious things like our homes, our personal belongings or at times even trust, relationship and friendship.
it’s so disappointing that this things can be avoided if we just take caution of what we do or sometimes say. so before we start something, let us first think of the impact that it could bring to all of us. oftentimes these things once burned will forever be gone.
At certain points in our life there comes a time when a friend (or foe) robs us of all our patience. It may be something that they said or did that made us angry. It can trigger an outburst of emotions and more often than not we react quicker than we think. We say words that we can’t take back. We want to prove we are far more superior than they are and what they said or did was wrong.
We may end up winning the BATTLE by our harsh retaliation, but in the end both have lost the WAR. Why? Picture this out. After the volcano of your emotions erupted you end up offending the other person much more which then lead’s to him wanting to get even with you once again. The circle of UNFAIRNESS does not stop. We as human are never a good judge of what is fair.
So before we decide to throw thunderbolts on them, we must first think…
What is more important to me? Getting even or my relationship with the other person? My silly ego or his good will? The greater cause or myself?
After giving it much thought, prayer and devotion. I have decided to forgive and forget without confrontation and worthless dialogues. The CAUSE is much more important to me than my emotions, pride and ego being fed and pampered. As the Bible said “Do not let the sun go down on your wrath. Ephesians 4:26”
There is only one way to get the best of an argument —- that is to avoid it.
Nine times out of ten, an argument ends with each of the contestant more firmly convinced than ever that he is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose. Why? Well, suppose you triumph over the other man and shoot his arguments full of holes and PROVE that he is non compos mentis (not of sound mind/confused). Then what? you will feel fine. But what about him? You have made him feel inferior. You have hurt his pride. He will resent your triumph. And a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.
So remember this, if you argue and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent’s GOOD WILL.
A quick tempered man acts foolishly. But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
He who LOSSES his temper FINDS trouble
If you would be LOVED. LOVE and be LOVABLE
10k run tomorrow! I’m excited! :)