My mom called me this afternoon to help my dad. He got a little bit of trouble and my mom was worried.
One thing I can’t let go is my parents. They have been around for many years and I wish that they are happier. Sometimes, I am rather sad that they suffered so much bad health and illnesses.
My dad is an extraordinary man. He was a working in factory fixing machines and fell out with folks over there. He was also a supervisor. My dad likes to examine things and he found ways to pick locks. So he picked up the skills of lock picking by practice picking locks everyday. My dad quit his job and found himself a new career. Having to support his mom and my mom, he worked from morning till night. My parents never expect anything from me. They never ask any help from us and only keep on giving. Unlike parents today, my mom and dad never force me to study. It’s only when I failed my test, my dad paid for my tuition.
Do you have someone who sacrifices their time for you? It’s a blessing when someone pays the bills and allow you to enjoy your life. Be thankful for what you have today because no matter what, you are brought to this life having a roof over your head.
My dad doesn’t seems to be able to enjoy life. He still insist on going to work even through his sight is failing and he has a memory of 10 minutes.
My dad is a kind-hearted man who tried to do his bit for the earth everyday. He brought home stuffs that he things useful and disassemble them to sell for scraps.
Be mindful about what your dad contributes to your life.
Marcus Aurelius had an adopted father named Antoninus Pius. From him, Marcus learned…
Compassion. Unwavering adherence to decisions, once he’d reached them. Indifference to superficial honors. Hard work. Persistence. Listening to anyone who could contribute to the public good. His dogged determination to treat people as they deserved. A sense of when to push and when to back off. … His searching questions at meetings. A kind of single-mindedness, almost, never content with first impressions, or breaking off the discussion prematurely.
His consistency to friends-never getting fed up with them or playing favorites. Self-reliance, always. And cheerfulness. And his advanced planning (well in advance) and his discreet attention to even minor things.
His restrictions on acclamations-and all attempts to flatter him. … His stewardship of the treasury.
His willingness to take responsibility—and blame—for both. …
And his attitude to men: no demagoguery, no currying favor, no pandering. Always sober, always steady, and never vulgar or a prey to fads.
The way he kept public actions within reasonable bounds-games, building projects, distributions of money and so on-because he looked to what needed doing and not the credit to be gained from doing it.
You could have said of him (as they say of Socrates) that he knew how to enjoy and abstain from things that most people find it hard to abstain from and all too easy to enjoy.
Strength, perseverance, self-control in both areas: the mark of a soul in readiness-indomitable.