How do you define success? What makes you consider a person successful? Success means different things to different people. To some, it’s about being able to accomplish their goals; to some, it’s graduating from college and having families of their own; to some, it’s being financially stable; and still to some others, it’s being able to sleep for 8 hours a day.
During my first two years in high school, my cousin used to wake me up in the morning and even help me get dressed by putting on my socks and necktie. She would also do my homework whenever I got too tired and sleepy to finish it. I could tell how proud she was of me by the way she spoke about me in front of other people. How she’s supported me in every way she could is beyond ordinary. Over the years, many things have changed, but how she cares is an exception. To me, she’s one of the most successful people for she knows how to love, and she’s expressed it so well.
My cousin and I more than two decades ago…
If success is measured by how much you love, how successful are you?
I’ll always be astounded by how God works in our hearts enabling us to put others before ourselves because for many (including myself), it doesn’t come by default. These people, they don’t get paid to do this—almost every week, they meet to discuss ways to draw young people to Christ; there have been times when they would go hungry when funds were not enough; they sacrifice time with family, friends, and rest; they endure scoldings from parents for doing church stuff; add to all these their being underappreciated. Some of them hold full-time jobs, the rest are students—meaning their hands are already full, but despite it all, here they are, pouring their hearts out…
“Dear Youth Leaders, know that what you do is creating an impact so great that it can turn things around for so many young people out there. I, for one, know that doesn’t seem like so most of the time, but your impassioned endeavors are changing lives everywhere. Keep at it!”
Do you know someone who gets out of his comfort zone to take care of others’ needs? Someone who works hard but remembers to do everything with love? Someone who inspires others by merely doing his tasks? Someone who leads with passion and wisdom? Someone who’s generous even when he doesn’t have much? Someone who never runs out of creative juices? Someone who makes others feel appreciated?
Thank God I do!
P.S. To me, that someone is my eldest brother, Kuya Dennis! Thank you for everything Adidas!