Mondays I usually come home with a few good stories to share with my girls.
It’s the day I coach scholars at a private vocational school.
The start of my workweek is always big!
“Mom, tell me again why you became a Life Coach?”
He grew up in a remote town in the province with no electricity for 12 years.
Today, he’s a scholar in urban Manila and graduates in a few months.
Did he ever imagine he would get this far?
It’s a dream come true for him!
His beaming smile pierces my heart with inner joy.
I answered, “I always liked doing this kind of thing. I just wasn’t ready then to take my life seriously.”
This young man has a simple wish.
Being a scholar and living far away from his siblings and his parents is tough.
But he puts up with the distance and focuses on graduating and landing a job.
He looked at me and said, “I’d like to take my parents and my siblings to a fast food restaurant. My family has never been to one and I want to make enough money so I can treat them to a meal.”
“Mom, please stop sharing your stories with me. I feel guilty.”
I think about this determined young man who wakes up at 3 am every morning just to get to school on time at 7 am.
He lives quite far and commutes 2 hours each way, everyday.
He leaves home while his parents and his brother are still asleep and he arrives at midnight, everyone gone to bed.
He tells me he misses his brother and wishes they could talk sometime.
I marvel at how he just keeps on going, day after day without complaint.
I told my daughter, “You shouldn’t feel guilty! Rather be truly blessed for the good life that you live.”
This is why I love being a Life Coach!