Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Failure is not a negative but a teacher.

I have known Edi and his wife Siew Len for more than 15 years. Last Sunday, we had a chance to talk together and reviewing their current life insurance. Of these past years, I believe the present moment could be the best of Edi's working career. Edi is definitely a very responsible, hardworking and thoughtful man but without much luck, he was not able to excel in his earlier employment. There were many occasions when he was jobless when he had to shoulder his family burden with fear and hardship. Nonetheless his wife, Siew Len was always there to support and offer all necessary encouragement for him and the children. Although she is a very simple lady, she gains her spirit and determination from her spiritual belief to overcome all obstacles and financial constraint during the difficult years. To relieve her husband financially, she turns full time housewife to be kinder garden teacher in the day. The saying of; "For every successful man, there is always a lady behind" is true. Today, I can see Edi is happy because he is doing well while working with a reputable company. His wife has been playing her role well, while planning in all ways for the family to be at what they are now.

The experiences of seeing others live and suffer, gave me the chance to understand more about the facts of life. Quoted in The Pravs World; "Failure is not negative. It is a teacher. It molds, refines and polishes you. So that one day your light will shine for all to see. It isn't the failure you experience that will determine your destiny, but your next step and then the next that will tell the story of your life."

To my great friends, Edi & Siew Len, thank you for being such nice friends. I truly had learned a lot from you both. Your love and determination are most admirable.

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