People are People

I just want to post this heart warming story from which made me realize a lot of things and inspired me, value the people we tend to forget and neglect coz of the things we always wanted. Napaiyak ako ng simpleng story na to, tagos sa puso ko.

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 While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up stone and scratched lines on the side of the car.

 In anger, the man took the child’s hand and hit it many times not realizing he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.

When the child saw his father….. with painful eyes he asked, ‘Dad when will my fingers grow back?’ The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times.

Devastated by his own actions…… sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written ‘LOVE YOU DAD’.

The next day that man committed suicide. . .

Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely
life & remember this:

Things are to be used and people are to be loved.
The problem in today’s world is
that people are used while things are loved.

Let’s try always to keep this thought in mind:

“Things are to be used,
People are to be loved.”

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character;
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

*******

” True happiness can be found within ourselves, if we just begin to look on simple things and people we have and not on those we wish we could have had. “

—- topexpress

111 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. livingstain
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 03:04:17

    base ako… tama ba????

    TAMA…

    dahil jan…..

    Reply

  2. RJ
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 05:41:04

    Daming reminders ang post na ito. Salamat. o”,)

    Reply

  3. i kill the suckingbird
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 06:13:22

    oh my, my heart, i think i dropped it.

    Reply

  4. IKAY
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 06:24:38

    LOVE THIS LINE…….” True happiness can be found within ourselves, if we just begin to look on simple things and people we have and not on those we wish we could have had. “……INDEED!

    Reply

  5. pruelpo
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 07:19:44

    congrats Igan…nakuha mo. galing!

    Reply

  6. mtoni
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 08:30:37

    dapat pong alamin kung ano ang mga importanteng bagay na kailangan natin at hindi ang kung ano ang mga gusto natin.

    karamihan sa gusto natin ay mga luho na nagdudulot ng komplikasyon sa dapat sana’y simple, maayos at panatag na buhay.

    Reply

  7. pinkdiaries
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 09:37:58

    i read thet story before, tama nakaka antig ng puso.

    “Things are to be used,
    People are to be loved.” korek!🙂

    Reply

  8. rllqph
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 10:16:34

    tope! silent lang ako sa blog mo pero lately, mas nagugustuhan ko ang mga contents mo kaya ayan, di ko na napigilan!

    kaya i sow you! – http://rllqph.wordpress.com/i-sow-you/

    feel free to send your thoughts and don’t forget to sign on the page and include ur own badge, hehe🙂

    Reply

  9. tsiremo
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 11:44:27

    Grabe durog ang puso ko..sumama ang pakiramdam ko… I’ll share this post if you dont mind.

    Reply

  10. Ax
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 13:14:04

    read that story long years gone.. natouch nga ako.. kaso ayun lang, tragic sa bata.

    Reply

  11. Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 15:16:49

    may version ako niyan na aking ginagamit sa homily…

    paglabas ng daddy sa gate, nakita niya na may sinusulat ang kanyang anak sa kanyang kotse…

    kaagad niya itong tinawag palapit sa kanya at binatukan…

    iyak ang bata at tumakbo pasok sa bahay…

    pagtingin ng daddy sa kanyang sasakyan, ang nakalagay: “happy birthday dad…”

    Reply

  12. Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 15:20:59

    at ito true to life story ng isang pari namin na german na si fr. leo. paglabas niya ng gate, may bata na nagsulat sa kanyang kotse….

    magagalit sana siya pero ito ang nakita niya na sinulat ng bata…

    2 + 2 = 4

    sobrang natuwa sa ginawa ng bata, kaya ang ginawa ni fr. leo ay kumuha ng chalk at nilagyan ng check (tama!) ang sinulat ng bata.

    hehe.

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  13. Mon
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 16:24:44

    what an eye-opener.

    this is so true: “The problem in today’s world is
    that people are used while things are loved.”

    thanks for sharing pareng tofee.

    Reply

  14. eli
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 04:08:46

    nakaka-touch naman ang kwento.

    Reply

  15. meliza catedral
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 07:06:07

    nkkaiyak yung kuwento aldo at dumudugo puso ko sa kwento.. nkkattouch yung ginawa ng bata para maabot yung pagmmahal nya sa tatay na bali ang daliri.
    tinamaan ako dun ah.. tama lahat cnabi mo..hayzz
    “happiness is a choice”
    ngapala saan mo nkuha nag kwento na yan.

    Reply

  16. bonistation
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 04:05:55

    ” True happiness can be found within ourselves, if we just begin to look on simple things and people we have and not on those we wish we could have had. “ – inspiring!

    Reply

  17. bonistation
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 04:07:29

    MORAL LESSON of the STORY: magbasa muna kasi! hihi!

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  18. batangmangyan
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 06:40:43

    yeah right, we too often love things and use people, when we should be using things and loving people. Our actions determine us, as much as we determine our actions. Even a child is known by his conduct, whether it’s pure and right.

    Reply

  19. forevermore
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 13:03:49

    kudos! tagos sa laman, napaiyak ako kahit bato ang puso ko iba talaga pag ikaw ang nag-post, meron feelings… forevermore! and more🙂

    Reply

    • topexpress
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 19:15:32

      huwaw!!! salamat naman at nagustuhanmo ang post ko.

      di ko naman hinangad na tumagos basta maka inspire lang sa iba at mabago ang pananaw ng iba.

      Sobrang appreciate ko po ang iyong pagdalaw.😀

      Reply

  20. Nebz
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 20:01:54

    You’re right. This is a tear-jerker!

    Kailangan talaga nating alamin ang ating priorities sa buhay: bagay ba o tao?

    (Minsan lang talaga, mas madaling mahalin ang bagay dahil hindi matigas ang ulo, at hindi sumasagot kahit ano’ng gawin mo…).

    Pero siempre, we should all do what is right.

    Reply

    • topexpress
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 21:22:53

      hahahaah naalala ko tuloy ung laruan ko na kinakausap ko nung bata pa ako. pag napapagalitan ako. ahahahaha

      salamat po sa pagdaan at pagdalaw muli sa aking munting bahay blog-an!😀

      Reply

  21. jag
    Jan 24, 2010 @ 10:28:58

    I was moved by this story…*sniff sniff*

    Reply

  22. Yellow Bells
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 05:03:59

    kids are always thoughtful but they still do not know how to show it in the most mature way like adults do but we should admire it as it is very innocent and loving. they really mean what they said when they say it and we must value it and etch it in our hearts.

    Reply

    • topexpress
      Jan 25, 2010 @ 21:27:34

      Kids are so innocent and yet they all have the sincerity of words and emotions.

      Thanks for dropping by dito sa aking bahay! di ako si kuya pero ako si utol😛

      Reply

  23. i kill the suckingbird
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 05:13:18

    moral of the story: don’t act on impulse.

    Reply

  24. p0kw4ng
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 19:03:53

    moral of the story: sagutin muna kung kailan tutubo ang daliri bago magpakamatay!

    ganda ng lesson…

    happy new year!!

    Reply

  25. J.Kulisap
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 00:24:45

    Wikang ingles ito, hindi ko masyadong naramdaman pero kumislot pa rin ang aking puso dahil sa pagpintig.

    Ito na lamang Tupe,

    “Huwag mong sikilin ang pagmamahal, dahil kapag nagkagayo’y, balatkayong pag-ibig ang maiaalay.”- J.Kulisap

    Reply

  26. Walongbote
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 02:54:49

    Waah! I just cant help to sigh, not cry.. Grabe! Natouch talaga aq dun sa bata.Naawa talaga aq. Di naku makapagc0mment..

    Reply

  27. taribong
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 03:43:26

    Nakakaantig talaga ang kuwento. Maski na rin madaming versions ang narinig/nabasa ko. Kaya. dapat huwag padalos-dalos. Lalo na sa mga panahong nag-uumapaw ang damdamin (hal. labis na saya, sobrang galit atbp.)

    > gagaya lang ako sa kuwentuhan sa taas hehehe:

    Si JP ay nasa Grade I at naturuang magbasa at magsulat. Kaya ang ginagawa niya ay magsulat ng kanyang pangalan sa mga sasakyang maalikabok. Minsan tinutukso rin siya ng “JP LOVES Karen”, at pag nakita niya ito, agad niyang binubura gamit ang palad o kamay.

    Noong napadaan siya sa kotse ni Tata Ikoy, sinulat niya ang buo niyang pangalan sa windshield ng kotse. Kumaripas siya ng takbo noong makita niya ang may-ari. Akala niya, pagagalitan siya nito. Ngunit hindi, lumapit lang ang matanda sa kotse at sumulat din doon sa windshield.

    Nang makaalis ang matanda, bumalik si JP sa kotse at nang mabasa niya ang nakasulat sa ilalim ng JOHN PAUL D. PATULI, agad niyang binura ang lahat ng nakasulat doon sa windshield.

    Ang sinulat ni Tata Ikoy: MANNAKI.
    (pa-translate na lang po sa kakilalang Ilokano hehehe)

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  28. soiebeans
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 05:19:11

    i love this post. the last line you quoted gave made me sigh. sometimes, we really look for other things/persons when in fact, the real ones are just within us.

    Reply

  29. .poOt!
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 10:43:40

    Grabe… kakalungkot naman yun.

    I have been busy with my thesis these past few weeks that I failed to visit your blog every now and then. Btw, watch out for my new entry tomorrow. For sure, it will be a “love-me-or-hate-me” post. Want a clue? Ok… Noynoy

    Reply

  30. dhyoy
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 13:26:37

    so sad ng story…😥

    pero nag-uumapaw sa quotes nakakaenlighten ng jutaks…😆

    I like ur last quote… I agree 1 million times!

    Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
    — Dalai Lama XIV

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  31. superlolongpinoy
    Jan 27, 2010 @ 06:49:09

    Pahabol Toper…nahuli na ang Lolo mo…hehe

    Gandang reminder ito…sa makamundong buhay sa pangkasalukuyan….yun din ang punto ko sa buhay…back to the basics…simple living…love more.

    Ingat lagi & God Bless!

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    • topexpress
      Jan 28, 2010 @ 19:43:53

      ahehehe bagal kasi maglakad ni lolo pero SOBRANG SALAMAT dahil kahit huli man, naka abot ka pa din lolo.

      Back to the basics, and honestly, hay layk et!

      Reply

  32. pruelpo
    Jan 28, 2010 @ 18:36:47

    meron taong ganyan talaga, yon bang nagpapadala sya ng sidhi ng damdamin. seguro higit na kailangan ang matotohan natin na kontrolin ang ating emotion para maiwasan ang mabigla.

    Reply

  33. blurosebluguy
    Jan 28, 2010 @ 22:33:54

    kakaiyak….as in naiyak talaga ako…heart warming story…
    ..ano ba ito ang dami ng luha ang pumatok ngayon sa kakabloghop ko…

    Reply

  34. lhen8
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 02:51:40

    “Things are to be used,
    People are to be loved.”

    Watch your thoughts; they become words.
    Watch your words; they become actions.
    Watch your actions; they become habits.
    Watch your habits; they become character;
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

    *******

    ” True happiness can be found within ourselves, if we just begin to look on simple things and people we have and not on those we wish we could have had. “

    love ko tong huling sinabi mo toffee at ang magandang pix ng heart!!!! HAPPY HEARTS DAY!!!! 🙂

    Reply

  35. Melaminecholic
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 04:41:38

    Wow talagang valentines is in ther air!…🙂

    Nice blog!.. add kita sa blog roll ko ah?.. Pa add na rin sa link mo.. kung pede.. hehe…

    Reply

  36. dencios
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 08:36:46

    dadating talaga tayo sa point na susubukin tayo ng Langit.

    kaya habang buhay pa magbahagi tayo ng LOVE sa lahat ng tao.

    Reply

  37. fiel-kun
    Jan 31, 2010 @ 04:05:52

    waah very sad at heart warming yung story😦

    Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.

    Reply

  38. gixx
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 11:51:15

    Aww. *heart breaks*
    Nice entries🙂

    Reply

  39. melody
    Feb 02, 2010 @ 13:38:50

    wow!!! very nice thought.. gives us very nice lesson.

    Reply

  40. melody
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 13:25:04

    very nice talaga ng kamay ng baby!!!

    Reply

  41. sterndal
    Feb 03, 2010 @ 23:37:11

    hi

    nakakaiyak naman yan😦

    exlinks tayo

    let me know if you are interested and i’ll add you asap

    thank you!

    Reply

  42. jason
    Feb 05, 2010 @ 05:38:28

    kuya top bigla akong nadepressed nung nabasa ko story…

    wala na kong masabi…

    Reply

  43. blu.sparks
    Feb 06, 2010 @ 03:35:39

    tagos sa puso ang story..
    haaay.

    Reply

  44. Vajarl
    Feb 07, 2010 @ 05:00:07

    We would’ve had the same site theme if I didn’t change it just now.😛😛😛

    Anyways, Hello Topexpress! Nakikikapitbahay lang. Pede tumuloy? Hehe.

    I can tell that you used a good camera when you shot that one on your banner. I AM JEALOUS.😛 Tanda na ng camera ko. May laban sa de-uling. Haha.

    Reply

  45. ajlation
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 06:09:14

    ganda naman po ng site mu hahahah nakakarelate talaga ako sayo kua…like you nagsisikap din ako for my mother actually wala na din akong tatay…at tulad mu madalas naiingit aq sa mga nagbobonding na father and son…you inspired me a lot lalo’t higit na pareho tayong cician…yeahhhh ahihihi……
    isang saludo mula kay ajlation wehehehe…
    keep it up po…God bless
    sana makapag abroad din aq at palarin hehehe….

    Congratsss po…sikat na ikw d2 cic…..woohhhh…!

    Reply

  46. reymos
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 17:40:58

    Thanks for sharing this story. It is a reminder for us to be aware of our actions and appreciate the presence of other people in our lives.

    Reply

  47. chichirya
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 05:04:56

    HANGLUNGKOT. :-p
    Napadaan, topexpress.

    Reply

  48. pruelpo
    Feb 13, 2010 @ 07:01:03

    musta na jan? napadaan lang.

    Reply

  49. bonnie
    Feb 14, 2010 @ 05:49:35

    nays. tumagos sa walang kwenta kong puso. hehe.

    napadaan lang. nice blog btw.

    Reply

  50. Colton Randall
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 16:01:02

    I tried to submit a comment earlier, although it has not shown up. I think your spam filter may well be broken?

    Reply

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