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 to on how we truly know our Father as we celebrate and honor their most special day of remembering.

In our lives, our Father plays a significant role in molding us to become better people. Since childhood, when we've developed our awareness about life, he would have guided us with principles through stories that we tend to laugh at but still struggle to understand the story's lesson. 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 feel confident in his presence. Even 'wants' are granted to make us happy and enjoy our childhood.

Fatherhood is the most challenging 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, defender, and protector, sometimes making 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. Life is indeed 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 make an impact and are very significant in living a just life. Honor and recognizing the elderly and people in authority bring fulfillment through the wisdom they can share and the virtues we can emulate. We can't stand alone, and we need people to guide us toward our path. We need teachers, mentors, and leaders to motivate and push us to do well and achieve our targets.

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

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

Today, we honor our Father for who we are and what we are now because of him. The wisdom gained will guide us to become the best we can be and 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