DP Daily Prompt: Reason to Believe

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In Reason to Believe ,Bruce Springsteen sings,”At the end of every hard-earned day, people find some reason to believe.” What’s your reason to believe?

My reason to believe is as long as I am honest, truthful, and I never hurt or cheat anyone. I will be awarded by God.I say this from experience.

My father passed away when I was twelve, I had no idea how my mother will be able to take care of twelve children. I had two brothers and a sister, who had almost finished their education.

There were nine of us left to complete our education.  My two older  brothers supported  us by contributing funds for our education.

I always wanted to study in England, I knew it can never happen, my brothers could not bear the expense because it was too expensive to go there to study.

I kept hoping maybe I’ll be fortunate and get a scholarship to study in England. I wasn’t really positive it can happen, hope is a wonderful word and I kept hoping the day will come. It did and I grabbed it.

Now I believe everyone should hope, you never know when God would look down from heaven and say, “this person’s hope needs to be fulfilled.”

It was surely me He  looked at and said those unbelievable words!


365 Writing Prompt: Bedtime stories

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

I did not have a favorite book growing up. However I attended a school where I was overloaded with school work, it did not give me an opportunity to have a favorite story book. I can remember struggling with Physiology which did not have the kind of stories that could affect me as a child, who would when one has to learn the layers of skin, there was no tone of a fairy tale.

Later on I laid my hands on “Aesop’s fables” I was thrilled to read all those stories that had an ending which taught me a lesson.

I have learned a lot from those stories. In a way it taught me to be positive in life, never to be envious if someone has something I do not or cannot have.

It’s amazing how much we can learn from those stories. I feel I’m a better person for I am contented with what I have and do not waste my time longing for things I don’t have.