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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Good Hands for the Good Life

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I always tell my kids  a story of my life when I was growing up.   I told them that they are so lucky because they  have many things that I never had when I was a kid, not even a toy.  All of our toys are  made up from what we see in our surroundings.  Despite that though, I have a very memorable childhood as my parents were always there for us.  We did not have any fancy things like kids   has nowadays but we were contented and happy.  

When I was about 14 years old, there was a  super typhoon that hit our  region and  the said typhoon created a massive tidal wave.  It wiped  away our  house and  all the  house in our coastal area.  We lost everything, all that was left is the clothing that we were  wearing that night.  It was a  very tough times for my family, we did not know what to do because in my country,  government does not really help  much  compared to the government here in the US.  In God's grace, we managed to come back up and started all over again.  I did not  go  to school on that school year but the next year, a family  offered to help me.   I do believe that God works in a very mysterious way.  You just need to have faith and believe in yourself and everything will come  to place.  We  all have fears  and doubts in doing things but  if you persevere and do your part, it's possible.

I find a website where you can  share your  inspiring stories through the   Allstate Good Life .  This is a perfect place to share   your  struggles in life and how how you overcome those obstacles that you  faces.  I love AllState's motto, "Good Hands for the Good Life".   In the comment section, would you share  what  obstacles in your life you have went through and  how you manage to  turn it around?  Inspire us and share your stories.   
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17 comments:

  1. I can't imagine living through what you did--literally losing everything-so glad to hear that with the help of neighbors you all were able to get going again and you were able to gback to school!

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  2. Glad things worked out for you and I also couldnt imagine living in a situation like that. My son is very lucky to have a lot of the things he has too.

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  3. Well I did manage to grow up in a rough part of town and not get caught up in the madness (drugs, gangs, etc). And I feel blessed to make it to the other side.

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  4. now that is a story of survival so happy you made it through you're an inspiration to a ll

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  5. I laugh when my kids complain that they have nothing to do when our house is packed with games, toys, books, electronics, etc. I grew up without most of those things and had a fun-filled childhood playing outside with my friends or making up songs and dances with my sister. A good life is an attitude, not a matter of luck.

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  6. I have not had this problem yet my son is only two but i know its getting ready to start. It blows me away to see kids say they are bored when they are sitting their with every electronic thats put.

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  7. Wow! I am glad that you had some help and were able to return to school. So sorry you lost everything.

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  8. I live in hurricane prone area but have mot lost my house.

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  9. I had a house burn down when I was younger and can remember losing everything as well. I can still remember everything from that year because it was all so traumatic. I am sorry you also lost your home when you were little, but glad things did work out for you.

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  10. Back home, we lost our house due to a very unreasonable reason.
    Anyway, I don't want that to happen again.

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  11. Knock on wood, I am lucky enough to not have had to experience a major disaster like that. I've seen a tornado up close but it was while I was on a visit elsewhere.

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  12. I had the same experienced when i was in my elementary years, although our house was not washed out by the flood but the water was enough to cover almost our entire home. It was scary. Faith and prayers help us cope with our life.

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  13. I am sorry to hear about your experience. It is wonderful that people came together to help. I am not afraid of many things but natural disasters do scare me.

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  14. You're so brave sis so survive in a natural disaster. All I could think of right now is that I'm thankful that I was able to finish supporting my bro in law in his college and seeing him having a paid training job to help support my parents. I am also supporting my sister's college and I'm so happy that she's on her last year in college and she's determined to graduate next year. This makes me feel like I accomplished some responsibilities that my parents should have done but they couldn't coz it's hard to find a job in Philippines.

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  15. Having a positive attitude towards obstacles is such a plus! This past year was rough for my oldest son - first year in middle school and really being challenged with his advanced classes. I know he's glad it's almost behind him, but I hope he learned some valuable lessons to help him through his academic and, one day, professional life.

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  16. Believing in "GOD" is what we can always do. Trials are part of life and does not need to let us hold back from living a good life.

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  17. It always best to tell our stories to our kids, that way they will appreciate every thing they have.

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