I have learned that… It’s not what I have in life but who i have in life that counts.
My heart overflows with appreciation for the presence and support of my family and friends. I am indebted towards the time and effort they have invested for making and helping me to get to where I am now. Most of the time, we overlook their existence and take them for granted but when they’ve gone afar, go overseas or in heaven, we are tormented by the loss and emptiness it brings.
The support of our family helps us to be the kind of person we are today, the ideals, morals and beliefs are mostly their influence. And the presence of our genuine friends are the ones that made struggling so much fun and interesting.
Years back, I was confronted with life’s challenges that brought about a certain complexity in the already life and death situation at hand. In this distant place, I am more than lucky and blessed to have the closest friends and family who’s more than willing to help me battle it together. I will never forget their effort and sacrifices ensuring my sanity and rationality in handling the given situation. I awe them the life that I still have today.
My friends and family tells me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, for the good times and bad. Without them I have no idea where I would be and their love for me is keeping my head above the water.
I may not have a hefty bank account, I may not own any real estate but I know I am wealthier than others because I recognize the most important gift God has created.
On this holiday season, let us not forget these important people in our lives and show them the love and respect they truthfully deserve.