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Monday, October 12, 2009

Yesterday, Tomorrow, Present


Someone asked me "If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be?"

Without blinking my eyes I said "Nothing."

I often hear people say "If only I did this instead of that..." or "I wish I did this...", I feel sad for them, they live in a bubble full of "What ifs" and "If onlys". These people are mostly bitter abut their lives because they did not get want they want, or they failed to make the right decision given the opportunity.

As Master Oogway of Kung Fu Panda said "There are no accidents." Meaning everything has a reason, even the most painful experiences that we had brings us a message. All we need to do is open our heart to the message and catch a glimpse of the silver lining in every storm cloud.

I might have failed to achieve my first goals which are to participate in a swimming competition abroad representing the Philippines, graduate elementary/ high school /college with honors, be a CPA, I even lost my family's 150k to someone I thought I could trust. It will take me a few days to enumerate all unfulfilled goals and failures, but why ponder on the past? I cannot change it. I can only look back and feel better or bitter, depending on what I perceive.

Yes I might have burned bridges and cut ties with some people that have hurt me, not because I'm bitter, only because I do not want to give them a chance to hurt me again. I believe in the law of three, that whatever we give out whether its good or bad will come back to us three times. Eventually, those who have hurt me in the past might be experiencing the same hurt they gave me or even suffering a much worse fate. I do not wish for anyone to suffer yet its the law of nature for someone to receive what she has given, and who am I to defy the laws of nature?

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift that is why it is called Present.

I vow to cherish my everyday life by expressing my love for my family & friends, being productive in school & work and simply being thankful that I became a strong person due to my past experiences.

For now, I bid you all Merry Part.

Blessed be.


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