I read this on Didache last night, "Don't shun the guidance of your elders. Why commit their mistakes when they can teach you a shortcut?*" I thought more about it before I fell asleep and remembered those days after I graduated when my Dad gave me a boatload of advise. I was then young and stubborn and wanted to do things my way. He let me be, but what followed was many years of trial and error and a lot of mishaps and misdemeanors.
It was on September 27, 2007 when things started going the right way for me. That was the day I was on my way home from the US. I sent a plea to Papa God to navigate my life. Through the years I would remember those nuggets of wisdom my parents shared to me. Here's a few of them:
(2) Don't show off. Your efforts will be recognized by itself.
(3) Find someone who has the same values as you.
(4) Speak up when there is wrong-doing.
(5) Do the best you can for your mission. Do this to serve God.
(6) Don't be a corporate slave (sorry Dad, I still am).
(7) Keep your hands busy.
(8) Believe in yourself and have faith.
(9) Nothing is impossible with God.
(10) Always pray.
Those are just a few of the lessons my parents have taught me. The most important part of it is letting Papa God navigate my life. When I'm in a bind now I always ask myself, "What would Daddy/Mommy do?"
What about you? Where you always obedient to your parents? Did you always listen to their advise? Or where you like me, stubborn?
CB//173 #StuckAtHomeDay/203 #StayHome #BeKind
*Reflection written by Rissa Singson Kawpeng, September 25, Didache