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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

So are you in the spirit of freedom my friends?

Is Independence Day all about not coming to work or school because it's legal holiday?

It must be more than that.

Independence could be anything from having freedom from stresses, debts, taxes, to liberty from laziness, idleness or plain apathy.

Here’s a reminder from Henry Van Dyke.

ARE YOU WILLING –

  • to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children;

  • to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old;

  • to stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself whether you love them enough;

  • to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear in their hearts;

  • to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke;

  • to make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open?

  • Are you willing to do these things for a day?

  • Then you are ready to free yourself!

Text messages are swell but nothing beats a genuine desire to contribute not only for your own self-improvement but more importantly for nation building.

3 comments:

  1. Maligayang araw ng kalayaan, Pilipinas!

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  2. PILIPINAS: Duyan ka ng magiting! :)

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  3. Ang Aking Lupang Sinilangan (Saan Man Ako Mapadpad!)

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