“Life is beautiful and yet life is not a bed of roses. Though it is full of ups and downs it has many aspects of blessings and successes.
To some people, life is hard, cruel and merciless. These set of people see life as punishment throughout their entire lives. They therefore resigned themselves to fate, believing all is finished. To them, nothing that they do can ever be good. They take delight in committing crimes and maiming others to avenge their ill-fortune. They lost every sense of direction and most times, some of them go as far as committing suicide, just to escape the injustice life has meted out to them.But there are those who see life as a challenge, a network of discovery and improvement, a prospect for success and a gateway to wealth. To them life is sweet, colorful and kind.
No matter the situation these people find themselves, they keep pressing on, believing in a cause, a cause to succeed and get the most out of life. No wonder an adage says, “Where there is life, there is hope. ” The will to succeed or fail lies within an individual jurisdiction. You can live life to the fullest with utmost satisfaction and fulfillment if you determine with all your mind, body and soul to succeed.On the other hand, life can be miserable to you if you take everything for granted and wait on fate to play itself out.
Just like the story of Elise… Elise grew up in the hard economic times, in her young age she knows the truth of the society, in the bitterness of fate and the difficulty of life The three of them are orphaned by their father in an early age and left their mother with the responsibility of taking care of them despite of her current state, being pregnant to their youngest brother.The relatives of their deceased Father reached out help to them “You can marry again Trinidad we will not prevent you” the brother of her husband said “I won’t enter the holy matrimony again I’m happy being with my children “Said Trinidad “You’re still young Trinidad. Many things can still happen in your life, you could just leave your kids with us and forget about them and start a new life” the father of Flavio said “I won’t forget and leave my children behind, thank you for your concern but I can’t accept it “she sighed “you can leave now” she said with respect and starting from that day they never pproached their relatives for their help with anything for the The next years became difficult for their family especially for their mother While they are growing up, they experienced more hardships like someone burning their crops, stealing their vegetables and their teasing and speaking Every day before going to school, Elise is in the marketplace selling vegetables to help her family.Elise kept some of her income and saved it for her future expenses in College. Elise wants to become a teacher someday. There comes a moment in one’s life when it seems like everything’s falling apart. When you have to be strong for the one’s you love during the hardest and heartbreaking situations. For a moment, you’ll think if you can still fight, like you want to give up but then there comes this urge to fight and stand up.
… ”her mother said to her one day. “Education is the only thing that we can give you so that you’ll be successful. Don’t forget to thank God for all the blessings he gave to us. it’s the frequent exhortation to them by their mother and she thought of it remarkably until she grow up, she still lived with it.
Unexpectedly, when she finally saved enough money for her studies, her mother got a very serious disease which is Lung Cancer. Instead of using her money for paying her tuition fee, she decided to use it for her mother’s medication. She also decided to stop studying to work and let their eldest sister, who is in Fifth Year College with a course of Electrical Engineering, to finish her studies first.Their mother fought her illness for more than a year before she passed away; leaving her daughter’s sad and hopeless. “Mom’s gone. What are we going to do now? ” Their youngest brother said, trying to hide the pain that he feels inside due to the loss of their loving mother.
Still, they’re trying to stay strong for their family, for their siblings, for themselves, dreaming for a better life like what their mother always wished for them. On the third day, they received a telegram that tells them that her sister have passed the Licensure examination for Electrical Engineering.Despite the success achieved, they cannot celebrate due to mourning the death of their mother but not too long after this, they also received it and maybe that will need their mother to rest because it suffered too much for their siblings. Starting that time, Elise stopped dreaming of anything.
She continues of being their family’s breadwinner with the help of her elder sister in promoting the education of their youngest brother for its college studies. When their youngest brother graduated in Commerce, he dreamed of one thing. He wished that Elise will have a chance to graduate and pursue her dreams of being a good teacher. Ate, at last I graduated in Commerce. You should finish your studies too. ” his youngest brother said. “Like what he said.
You are the only one who worked hard to support our expenses in college. ” Her sister Romina added. “It’s our turn to return the favor. ” Elise laughed and replied. “No, I already have a good job and I don’t have any ambition. I’m satisfied. ” Her siblings decided to obey her and saved their incomes for emergency use. Fortunately for Elise, luck made its own way to help Elise.
At the company where she worked as a janitor, her boss noticed that she is determined and decided to grant her a college Scholarship.She quickly grabbed the opportunity and continued to pursue her dream of being a teacher at the same time, working on the company. The time came and she graduated in College.
She became a teacher and now she also has an own family where she taught the importance of saving money to use for their future and also the importance of education. “Be prudent when it comes your money because not all the time you have it and do not forsake your learning and above all, obedience to the Lord God” Her teaching reminded her children and is passed to the next generation.