Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day Special: Real Life Superhero

The most unforgettable life lesson I learned from my father, perhaps, is feasible but always challenging. It is about dreaming big and being optimistic that I will make it; with all my energy and power. I wish to have been given powers just like superheroes and live an extraordinary life, just like when I was a kid who used to daydream about holding a ball of fire in my hands or reading someone's mind. 

Being a superhero is a delusion, but when I was a kid, that was like an authentic experience, something magical brought by creative imagination. Everyone may have a similar fantasy, and even up to adulthood, whenever we feel like we would want to escape from reality. We just want to be saved from trouble and stress by such delusional thinking. 

As a grown-up man, things never get easy. Sometimes I fantasize about situations if I find living in the real world hard. If only I am wealthy enough not to work hard for a living and just journey to places whenever I want. Give away money to the less privileged to lessen their burden of suffering. However, such thoughts are just a fantasy. Going back to the real world, I need to work hard to earn for myself so I can live decently, travel to places with just enough money, and give even a little amount to the needy. I realized that I don't need to fulfill my dreams just by having a fantasy world in my thoughts. I should escape from the troubled thoughts and start living the kind of life that I have.

Growing up with the right mindset and the right action is a challenge. But there is one superhero whom I believe would rescue and be willing to give a little power, and that is a Father. He is there to push us when we feel weak, when we feel unappreciated, when we feel undervalued, and when we feel powerless. I used to be like that, and up to the present time. My Father would care to give his precious advice about life. He is full of wisdom and inspires me to exert more energy to face all the challenges. 

I may encounter difficulties in life, but I should be living fearlessly. I have to stand tall and ready to face all the battles. Sometimes I feel like quitting, but specific energy pushes me to move forward. I need to slow down, take a break for a moment and come back with clear thoughts and a positive spirit. I thank my father for passing on the positive virtues worth emulating. I may not have accomplished much in life as he does. However, a dose of positivity would help me to achieve success.

Looking back, about 5 years ago, I have written about Father's Day Special: Leading The Wayand the message is about willpower; having a fighting spirit. Still relevant in today's time and will serve as a guide in living a better life. I can make my dreams come true despite not being a superhero. I may not have tremendous power, but I should remain optimistic that I can handle life with all my energy and power. Not imagined, but a real power that comes from the heart and mind. That's my weapon... that is my power. 

Today, we honor and thank our Father for raising us well and guiding us in living our lives. Like a compass, you pointed out the right way, and you cheered us up when we arrived at the destination. We are forever grateful for the good life you dreamed for us and wish you the better life you deserve. 

© 2018 Del Cusay