Posted: 24 Jun 2010 04:05 PM PDT
Here is a nice story I got from the Net. It’s credited to anonymity but nevertheless, very important for me to share so read the words closely.
The sacrifice has been made but the gratitude was never there.
This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.
I have gone through this and so have you. How easy it is for people to forget. The sacrifices, the friendship, the love, the moments of help you have extended yet today, not only were they forgotten, the very people you have helped and loved have turned against you, hate you and even do their best to destroy you. Such is the state of the sinful heart. This is why Scriptures warn us against our own hearts. That the heart is hopelessly wicked and is bent towards plotting evil.
Just think about this. God has always been good yet people refuse to accept Him and continue to live a life that defies His Will and His Ways. All of us are ungrateful people and only by the Grace and Mercies of God are we delivered from ourselves.The moment one turns to Christ, God replaces the stony heart with a tender one and puts the indwelling Spirit and sets up residence in the life of the person. And this is the only way why and how people can truly change into a brand new life.
Do not be ungrateful.
Today, before you say an unkind word,
Today may just be your day.
I woke up early today, excited to begin my road to independence. You see, I had decided that after nine years of holding a driver’s license, it was now time to actually drive. I had braved the long lines at the LTO to renew my dormant license, I had bought a car with my rent’s financial help, only one thing got in the way, I had to learn the skills. At 7:10 am, the instructor was nowhere to be found. I had a bad feeling about it, the fact that he was late smacked of unprofessionalism but I needed him as I have a desperate need to drive. I no longer like being dependent on people to drive me around. I hate having to wait to be picked up. I want life to happen at my own pace and that means being able to do as I please.
I remember a time when I was passionate about the world. I didn’t care if I failed or succeeded, I loved greatly. Now, I’ve become a passive person. I let life happen around me. There’s no idea that I particularly care about anymore, there aren’t any good fights left in me anymore.
Today, I bought a car. I finally own one. It is a strange feeling. There’s a big BUT though, I don’t know how to drive well yet. Then again, that’s how it’s always been with me, I need to experience things on my own. This is me saying yes to the adventure of learning how to drive. Ten years after I was issued my driver’s license, I now have the will to drive.
After 4 hours of suffering the indignities of a world without electricity, I am in my zen zone again. The Halohalo feels luxuriously cool as it travels from my tongue down through my throat. It is a lovely feeling. I am reminded of cool summer nights by the beach.
“I want to travel.” This is what I wrote on my “to do” list about 7 years ago. Somehow, I think there is some truth to the visualization trick most motivational books talk about. Thanks to Cebu Pacific, I’ve been to Hongkong, Macau and Bangkok and this September, we’re going to Vietnam. If that isn’t travel then I don’t know what is. =)