The point of two stories

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Me and God, Me and people, Parenting

In recent days, I heard on the radio two separate stories that somehow connected together in my mind with one critical conclusive point.

The first one, deals with a 41 year-old nurse who went to work at a hospital as usual. As she went on with her day, she came across an older patient who apparently was dying of a terminal illness. The big surprise for her –and for him, was to realize, just with looking at each other, that the 60 year-old man was actually her father who 41 year ago had left the family to never have any contact with them again -she had never known him. What are the odds? Coincidence? Who knows! I may have some details of the story wrong but trust me, the main facts are right on. 41 years ago, the man left his pregnant wife and for whatever reason never contacted them again. She had never known her father in spite the fact that they lived in the same metro area. The daughter, now a mother, brought her children to give them a chance to meet their now found never-known grandfather. She is taking advantage of this time not to ask tough questions or demand for seemingly deserved explanations about the past but to share with this man’s, his last days of life by taking care of him. The commentator’s remark was: This guy most be experiencing the biggest regret in the world!”

The second story, is about a young man (in his twenties) who called to the radio station to explain how sometimes he faces unfriendly comments from his peers as he encourages them to pay more attention to their studies (at the very least to complete high school and college) and make good choices for a better future instead of just ‘having fun’ spending time and resources in drinking, parting, watching tv, promiscuous and unprotected sex and all kinds of activities that are completely worthless. The radio host’s suggestion was: “Ask them if they are looking forward to going to jail; ask them if they are looking forward to living on welfare; ask them if they are looking forward to being losers… because that’s where they are headed to if they don’t do something about it.”

Big regrets often times come from consecutive small bad choices.

Are you looking forward to being a single mom? Are you looking forward to not being able to go to the college of your choice? Are you looking forward to hurting your loved ones? Are you looking forward to being in debt? Are you looking forward to being fired? Are you looking forward to dealing with disrespectful teenage sons/daughters? Are you looking forward to facing divorce? Are you looking forward to explaining to your kids why your marriage failed? Are you looking forward to being cheated by your spouse? Are you looking forward to killing someone while driving? Are you looking forward to realizing that the whole ‘hell story’ was not just a tale but a reality that you will have to face for eternity?

Most likely, your answer to most of these questions will be: ‘no’. ….Then DO something about it and change your destiny TODAY.

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