THE SUBJECT of this 15-year-old email, copied as is from my saved files on my PC, came back to me a few months after, from a different source – a forwarded email, sans the email addresses, via a different mailing list, by a co-Filipino, bearing the source as sent by an Indian national. I remember getting elated when I received the email and consequently shared this same original email to the group, as proof, that I wrote it. It is being shared again, in my effort to get my old written work published through this blog. As I mentioned at the beginning of starting this blog in October 2012, I aim to get re-published my written works of old under one source, this my “A Blessed Life” personal blog.
|From:||Freda Contreras-Buhaimed <fredacontreras@HOTMAIL.COM> Save Address|
|Reply-To:||“The leiomyosarcoma (cancer) Online Support Group” <L-M-SARCOMA@LISTSERV.ACOR.ORG>|
|To:||L-M-SARCOMA@LISTSERV.ACOR.ORG Save Address|
|Subject:||[LMS] GEN: ‘Lessons in Life’ story|
|Date:||Sun, 20 May 2001 17:02:08 -0400|
I would like to share with you one of the “Lessons in Life” stories my late
father told us his children. I’m not sure of the exact sequence but this is
how I remembered it: –
There was once a father and son with a donkey going a long way to a new
settlement. When they passed by a small town – the father walking with his
son on top of the donkey – people commented: “What kind of a son is he who
allows his father to walk?”
The son then exchanged places with his father and as they entered another
town, they overheard people saying: “What kind of a father is he who allows
his young son to walk?”
The father then pulled his son up and went on their way until they passed
another town. Upon seeing them, people again commented: “Poor donkey,
suffering the weight of two inconsiderate souls!”
So off went father and son from the donkey and decided to just walk on foot.
When again they passed another town, they overheard people saying:
“How stupid can people be! The donkey is there alright yet they walk on
The lesson here is that no matter what you do (or say) people will always
react differently. Don’t expect everybody to agree with what you do or say.
What is right for you could be wrong for the other. So do and say as you
believe is right and be open enough to accept what others do or say no
matter how opposed you are with them. But always, be kind with what you do
Good day everyone!