Part of ROJoson’s Clutter Management Program – Project Book Sharing and Then Give Away – I will lend out a book to interested readers (at least 5, one at a time) until I dispose of it or until it gets lost along the way. Example: this book The Legacy which was given to me by Aida Santiago Antonio is being shared to Raidis Jose-Bassig on Jan 19, 2016. After she read it, she returns it to me. Then I lend it to another interested reader. The cycle repeats itself at least 5 times or 5 readers. This way I maximize the usefulness of a book before I dispose of it.
Some quotes from the book:
Ecclesiastes 9:11 NLT
I have observed something else in this world of ours.
The faster runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle.
The wise often poor, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy.
And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives.
It is all decided by chance, by being at the right place at the right time.
The world today is divided into three kinds of people:
- The have’s
- The have-not’s
- And the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have’s
Seldom are we victims of circumstances. Life can be beautiful or miserable; it depends on what you make out of it.
Everyday, we are constantly making choices – often small, and on occasion, a big one. But even these seemingly small choices matter.
We’ve got to be frugal and to save. Spend less than you earn. Be very tipid. Kuripot is a virtue.
Learn to save and to spend wisely, but also learn the joy and habit of giving.
Our life becomes excellent when we model a life with character.
Our life becomes endearing when we minister with care.
Our life becomes exponential when we mentor with excellence.
Think Right When Things Go Wrong
We begin to believe that since everything seems to be going wrong, indeed, everything will keep going wrong. We usually can’t change our circumstances, but the good news is we can change our attitude. Once we change our attitude, our entire perspective also changes. The moment you change your attitude, every thing changes.
You can’t control your circumstances but you can control your attitude towards them.
Our self-confidence and sense of security are but illusions; we actually have no control over our future.
We feel ready to handle any situation that comes upon us. In truth, our bases for security – wealth, friends, or family – are quite feeble.
Even the rich tells us that wealth has wings. Things have to continue going right in order to retain it. And not all life issues can be solved by wealth.
Friends, on the other hand, are there as long as we do not become a nuisance. When they find nothing to gain from us, they quickly lose interest. Even among true friends there are limits. Since they also have needs, they cannot help us as much as we want them to.
Most of us who are not wealthy nor have “Class A” friends find security in our family. Sheer number and proximity give us solace. But it’s not easy to look to our family for help.