The Story of the Bee-Keeper
Before we go to bed, I always read to my two boys a bedtime story. It’s a habit I started with my now 17-year old Firstborn. With my two toddlers now, we often read Aesop’s Fables because of its many lessons and at the same time, beautiful drawings.
The two boys had a quick brawl. The younger one went upstairs crying; I asked him what happened. In between sobs, he related to me what his older brother did to him.
I went downstairs and confronted my other son. I asked him what happened; he told me his side of the story.
After a few minutes, the two were howling again. I shouted at both of them to stop. Then I texted husband to talk to the boys. I left the disciplining to him.
Then this morning after breakfast, the husband left early for a commitment. As I was dusting off his work station, I saw a note by his table.
Do you believe in fate?
I would want to assume I don’t. Because I always hold on to what I believe.
We make our destiny as life is the sum of all our choices. Everything we do and do not do adds up, leading us to the life we created for ourselves. For every thought, word, and action is a chance for us to change lives and be directed to the one we envision ourselves to enjoying.
This is one thing we learned the other day when we met 12 inspiring individuals who choose happiness among other things.
Today is Monday. I woke up at four in the morning and hurriedly went to the kitchen. I haven’t brushed my hair yet nor visited the restroom. I was about to prepare the boys’ school baon and breakfast that time, and I knew, there will be a few minutes between those errands that I can visit the bathroom and at least wash my face.
Again, I texted my best friend to complain. I know she can be real patient with me; thus she’s the only one I ran to when I need a shoulder to cry on. As always, she would express complete disapproval of the person.
Yesterday, though, was different.
Better to accept him for what he is than what you hope he would be. Less pain that way Sometimes, our unmet expectations only cause us more pain. Just love yourself more.
Most couples decide to tie the knot because of love. They envision themselves doing things together, for better or worse, in sickness and in health. They see each other as an inspiration to be better and successful individuals. These couples dream the same dreams for their family.
This mother attended a Buddhist class a few days before Christmas last year. I got attracted to Buddha’s teachings when my best buddy would, from time to time, share her learnings and a few Buddha sayings.
BKS Moms started as a group chat sharing blog opportunities. The relationship deepened and a quick holiday meet up was followed by another. Blog related topics became the least of their concerns, and everyone just started showing and giving support and care to the one needing it the most.
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