Day 74: Child

Photo: Shem Pablo


Editor’s Note: This post is written by our weekly contributor, Buenaflor Laoang. This author finished Creative Writing in the University of the Philippines Diliman, and an awardee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Phil. in 2001. She worked with the Tarlac College of Agriculture (a government college) as Communication Officer for eight years, and now with three kids ages 2,4,and 6, moved to becoming a full time house mom. Currently she is devoted to satisfying her husband, nurturing her kids, goes to runs and outreaches, and writes. Valuing life, she keeps her love for wisdom, photography, and immersion intact- in and out business.

Dear Child,

Yes, every one of us is!  A child. And do you remember, what had been so popular about you when you were so little?

Do you remember?

You had a DREAM.

Yes. It all begins there. Do you remember being asked by your birthday guests or a crowd, “What is your dream, little one?” and there’d come out your big smile saying, “Someday, I want to become a successful…!”

And nobody questioned you about your dream, because you really held it so precious to you that when somebody disagrees, they’d be on for a mess. You’d fight for your dream.

I think in any aspect of life that comes out beautifully, it starts with that- YOU HAVE A DREAM. And you’ll do anything to pursue it! Even to knock on the doors of heaven to have it.

And because it’s your heart’s desire, why would it not be granted to you?

Let us get back to that. What had been your dream?

Is it the same, or has it changed? If it did, then– get back to childhood.

Let us be a child again, and remember clutching tight to our dream- never going to stop till we get what we want.

It is your dream.

And it is honored.

And it will be granted.