You really can’t have everything, or can you?

I had the most amazing day! So many things to be thankful for, new goals (financially, physically), new triumphs and miracle (more to come). I’ll have to make time for yesterday events also because it was really encouraging to talk to people, talk about a very sensitive topic and concern with them and make it into a really fun and a great learning opportunity.

But whenever I think of the things I do right now, I’m even more excited for the days to come. I’ve always talked about making your time count and how time should not be wasted.

You have to allot a specific amount of time for each and every activity for the day, for your 24 hours. But you do know, that you are actually giving more time to “important” (insert sarcasm here) things than those that actually matter.

In a little hingbarrio where a lot of people have the “time” to actually sit down and “observe” other people and generally, talk really “good” things about them,

Pedro is really handsome but he has a weird voice.
Jam is an amazing dancer but her nose is small, it’s not pango.
Juan’s business is doing really well but I hear his son is failing his math subject. (how is that even related?)
Aida has been going strong with her advocacies (feeding programs, donating books and toys to schools etc.) but her dog is not pure bred. (Polgas later on became a star in hit new dog movie)

was a man named Eric, who loved hearing people talk about other people. In a sense, he’s also chismoso but he just doesn’t share the chismis with other people, which is good. He immediately said, “You really can’t have everything”. But realized, why not? Why can you not have everything that YOU want and need. In his thoughts, “everything” is relative.

When he looks at Pedro, he sees someone who has been the face of countless barrio fiesta’s Mr. whatever contest and has been around giving talks and seminars to young children about self confidence and believing in themselves with his weird voice (which turned out to be a perfectly modulated voice for a speaker).

Whenever there’s a dance performance at their barrio, Jam will surely be there, like a firecracker with her killer dance moves, and Eric actually likes her, a lot. Ssssh.

Juan is actually Eric’s role model, and he believes in his businesses and how even if he is a busy man, he is also a tri-athlete in which their town sponsor the hardest races (with trail, mountains, lakes and all), and above all else, is an amazing father to his children. The son who was failing math became Einstein-like.

Yes, I’m making all this up just to make my point.

and Aida, bless her soul, is a wonderful carinderia owner and proud cook who happens to have many connections with other NGOs and private (anonymous) donors to implement her advocacies. All proceeds of her dog’s self titled film, Polgas, was used to provide help and support to those in need.

It dawned on him, when people say everything, it is relative. Relative in a sense that the one looking into a person’s life and say that the person doesn’t have everything has actually fallen to a little prospective trap – that they will forever be seeking that perfect life of a person, which they will never really find unless they look into their own lives, be satisfied with what they have (if they can eat 5-6 small meals a day, if they can go out with friends and family, if they wake up another day and thank God for another 24 hours to live their awesome life), and be grateful. Tell themselves, this is MY LIFE. This is mine to live and prosper. This is my life, and i will live it to be a worthwhile existence in this earth.

Had a run with this article. Hope you liked it, because i enjoyed writing it. Please leave your comments, greatly appreciated. 🙂

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