Monday, February 25, 2013


This early morning in the company of a warm glowing sun, blue skies, chirping birds on tree tops, and Mr. Wind,  I was at the patio watering the plants when I noticed three boys across the street sitting idly on the cement borders of my neighbor's tiny garden sipping on their ice candies. The street not wide but narrow afforded me the blessing of a special gem of wisdom from the mouth of babes. Oblivious to my presence not so far from them while I pretended to be busy with my garden shears, one kid said and which I clearly heard....

'alam mo, engineer ako paglaki ko...' (I'll be an engineer when I grow up..'

'paano kaya.. jeepney driver lang tatay mo eh...' another teased. (yah think?! your father is just a jeepney driver...')

To which the third kid replied..... 'malay mo naman, kung pagsisikapan mo ba eh pwede..' ('who knows, if you try hard you just might...)

Big dreams begin from small chats such as this. And you don't want to douse that tiny spark within with insensitive comments or remarks, no matter if said in jest or with good intention. If the third kid could think positive thoughts and show such enormous encouragement towards his friend's tiny dream, how much more could we with our adult wisdom compassion and intelligence?!

The difference between God and man is this -- God believes in us..... man does not!

'Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great' ----Mark Twain

Enjoy your day, folks; make your Monday fantastic to start the rest of the week with. Anyone having problems now, isumbong mo kay God --- (in faith take your problems to the Lord). My prayers go with you. God bless you and your loved ones.


  1. That is an excellent post.We lose nothing in encouraging people to do what they aspire for and will gain immense satisfaction if their dreams come true.Sometimes these gentle motivations light the latent spark in them to do big things.
    Thanks to your recent posts I am learning a bit of Tagalog

    1. Yes, KP, you are correct in saying... 'Sometimes these gentle motivations light the latent spark in them to do big things.' -- Thank you for sharing your insight and wisdom on the subject.

      :-) Am glad that you are. Maybe you will teach me a few phrases in your own language too? Looking forward to it.

      Take care. Blessings for a great day!


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