KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: ‘Don’t lose faith in humanity’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:46

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him…” (Psalm 37:7, the Holy Bible).

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THE DISCIPLINE AND BENEFITS OF RISING UP EARLY: I yield this column today to other views—first, from my cousin Walfred Mauricio Jr. who is now based in Carson City, California, USA, and second from a fellow (though much younger) member of the Sigma Rho Fraternity of the UP College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City, Randel De Leon.  Read on, please, because the views are quite extra-ordinary.

From Walfred Mauricio Jr.: “I am a stroke survivor and love to rise up early in the morning. like at four or five o’clock. It’s quiet and serene; most people are still asleep. It’s the best time to walk around Dolphin Park and have a cup of coffee with our kababayans.

“Yes, I love to wake up during these wee hours of the morning so that I can pray quietly without interruption and noises, like the ringing of phones, the chatting of people or the news programs on television. For me, early mornings are conducive to contemplation, so we can really feel the intimate presence of God.

“Early morning allows me to do other things like exercise, or writing status in my Facebook account, then magdidilig ng mga halaman. To achieve this goal of waking up early, I would go to sleep early in the night. Waking up early is not easy. It takes a great deal of consistency and perseverance.

“But some people have taken this discipline. When you ask them about its benefits, they’ll beamingly tell them to you, and they’ll most likely recommend that you rise up early too. Rising up early is a discipline that we may take in order to enjoy a balanced and healthy life. For young people, it’s a discipline that they need to learn and appreciate.”

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“DON’T LOSE HOPE IN HUMANITY”: From Randel De Leon: “Tonight, I realized that there are still a handful of good and honest people out there. Came to the drugstore a while ago to buy load. The girl there wrote my number and even recited my number to check if what was written down is correct. When I came home, I noticed that my balance is still zero so I came back to the drugstore to check if she was able to send the load.

“Apparently, she entered one digit wrong and so she made sure that she got the right number this time and sent me the load. I went home thinking that the girl in the drugstore will pay for the P100 load that she mistakenly sent to another number. Being concerned, I tried my luck and texted this number and asked if he/she can kindly return the load to the sender.

“To my surprise, that person replied immediately and asked for the number where the load is to be returned. I replied and that person texted back that the load was already returned. Checked with the drugstore and they were able to confirm this. Lesson: Don’t lose faith in humanity because there are still a few good people out there.”

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WANT TO BE PUBLISHED? SEND ME YOUR WRITE-UPS: I realize from these Facebook posts that there are countless men and women out there who can write well, and therefore deserve to have their thoughts shared to the rest of the world. I am willing to yield this column at least once a week to these people, as we have started today. Send me your write-ups directly, if you wish, to the email addresses listed below. God bless all of us!!!

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REACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail.com.