Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Special: Leading The Way

How do you define a Father? What can you say about your Father? How did your Father raise you? These are some of the questions that we can find answers on how we truly know our Father as we celebrate and honor on their most special day of remembering.

In our lives, our Father is playing a significant role in molding us to become a better person. Since childhood, when we've started to develop our awareness about life, he would have guided us with principles through stories that we tend to laugh but still struggling to understand the the lesson of the story. We shared smiles and laughter that made us feel good.

A Father would always find means to support the 'needs' of their children and protect their security and sense of comfort; the reason why we are feeling confident in his presence. Even 'wants' are granted to make us happy and enjoy our childhood.

Fatherhood is perhaps the toughest job of all. It would take a lot of perseverance and patience to give it all to the family he loves. He is the provider, the defender, the protector and sometimes makes all your wishes come true.

What I could remember from my Father are the valuable lessons about life. To give service to other people in need without expecting something in return. It is true that life is about service to others after finding our purpose. We find out where we are good at and then make the best things possible. 

Reverence is also one of the teachings that makes an impact and very significant in living a just life. To honor and recognize the elderly and people in authority brings fulfillment through the wisdom that they can share and the virtues we can emulate. We can't stand alone and we need people to guide us along the way towards our path. We need teachers, mentors and leaders to motivate us and to push us to do well and achieve our target.

I have learned the importance of having the 'fighting spirit' or the so-called will-power to get things done and to achieve almost everything that I desire. When life seem to be difficult, it would take a lot of courage and determination to rise up and face the unknown; of what lies ahead. It is right that there are times we are so obsessed of the future that we tend to forget how to live at the present moment, hence we missed a lot of good things along the way. I have learned to live the moment of 'now' instead of 'soon' which may or may not happen. Just hold on into the mind the 'goal' and invisible forces would take you there at the right time. The power of  'now' is very important to me that I do not regret every single moment of happy events that happens in my life.

It is such a great responsibility for a father to look after the welfare of the family and I am grateful that the sense of responsibility is strong despite of unfortunate circumstances. He is there to give the advice and support to whatever problems that are in need of solution.

On this day, we give honor to our Father for who they are and what we are now because of him. The wisdom gained will guide us to become the best that we could be and to live a life on our own when the time is up to say 'I have guided you and now is the time that you lead your way'.

© 2013 Del Cusay