I’ve Learned

I’ve learned that life is full of challenges, trials, as well as hardships and the only way to beat and conquer it, is to face it with full courage and enthusiasm as well as make God as a partner because with Him all things are possible.

I’ve learned that Life is what we make it. Our future destined upon in our hands on how we can improve our lives to the fullest heights of success. In this world full of challenges, trials, and hardships, only the strong minded person are capable to change his destiny and conquer the impossible!

I’ve learned that education is a gift that none can take away.

I’ve learned that reading good book; it’s really a good amusement that can help the young mind like mine to dream towards the higher goal of life on how to conquer the impossible things!

I’ve learned that nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results. It produces no results, continuous work, hard work, is the only result that lasts.

I’ve learned that immortality is not a gift; Immortality is an achievement. Only those who strive mightily shall possess it.

I’ve learned that the heights by the great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, which their companions, slept, were toiling upward in the night.

I’ve learned that a self-pitying life is doomed life. Only the life which deliberately packs up and starts over again is victorious.

I’ve learned that the diamond cannot be polish without friction; nor man be perfected without trials.

I’ve learned that if you cannot change the direction of the wind; adjust your sails.

I’ve learned that the hardest things to give is kindness; it’s always comes back to the giver.

I’ve learned that if only wished to be happy this could be easily accomplish; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than we are.

I’ve learned that time is not money because you cannot accumulate time. You cannot regain time lost. You cannot borrow time.

I’ve learned that life is like a vapor that appears for a moment and then disappears.

I’ve learned that weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions and strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.

I’ve learned that a statue has never, never been erected in honor for a critic!

I’ve leaned that before any great accomplishment is achieved in reality, it’s believed in heart. If you need to hear the applause of the crowd, you have to begin your attack in the face of criticism, believing that the applause will come later.

I’ve learned that death and life are in the power of the tongue.

I’ve learned that a wound from a tongue is worst than a wound from a sword, for the latter affects only the body, the former affects the spirit.

I’ve learned that the enemy whom we do not suspect who is the most dangerous!

I’ve learned that we cannot control the evil tongue of others but a good life enables us to disregard them.

I’ve learned that we should close our ear against someone that shall open his mouth secretly against another. If you receive not his words, they fly back and wound him.

I’ve learned that the noble way to destroy an enemy is not to kill him but with kindness you may change him that he shall cease to be so, and then he’s slain.

I’ve learned that thousands of men breathe, more and live pass off the stage of life and are heard no more. Why? They did not give a particle of good in the world. None were blest by them. None could point to them as the instrument of their redemption. Their light went out in darkness and they were not remembered more than the insects of yesterday. Will you thus live and die? Live for something!

I’ve learned that if you have kind words to say, say them now, tomorrow may not come your way. Do a kindness while you may, love ones will not always stay. Say them now.

I’ve learned that we shall pass through this world but once; any good therefore that we can do or any kindness we can show to any human being let us do it now. Let us not defer it or neglect it for we shall not pass this way again.

I’ve learned Sufi Bayazi says this about himself: “I was a revolutionary when I was young, and all my prayer to God was … “Lord, give me the energy to change the world.”

As I approached middle age and realized that half my life was gone without changing a single soul, I changed my prayer to… “Lord, give me the grace to change all those who came contact with me. Just my family and friends, I shall be content.”

Now that I am an old man and my days are remembered, my one prayer is “Lord, give me the grace to change MYSELF.”

Had I prayed for this right from the start, I should not have wasted my life.

Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless Us All!

Moises Padin Reconalla

About The Author

Moises Padin Reconalla finished his Bachelor’s degree in History and Minor in Political Science at Adventist University of the Philippines. He is also a License Social Studies teacher and worked as a College Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Student Supervisor at North Davao Colleges, Panabo City, Philippines. Currently, he upgrades his Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling at Cor Jesu College.

You can send your comments about this article through his email wisdomisgreat@gmail.com or wisdomisgreat@yahoo.com

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