8:21 am in Alfonso
You never know where advice will come from. Advice comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s all around us, you just have to listen carefully. Listen to the good advice and listen to the bad advice. The choices you make are up to you.
The other day I was at the gym, I was shooting some hoops(practicing basketball). It was a slow day at the gym, I was the only one at the basketball courts. An older guy(probably in his 70′s) came to courts. I knew the guy, he was a regular member of the gym. We both started shooting the basketball together. Now this older guy is full of energy, you wouldnt believe how old he is by how he carries himself. He may be old, but he has kept his mind young. Something he said to me that day really stuck with me, he told me “take some advice from an old guy, never quit.” It’s one thing to always hear this advice but to hear this advice from someone who has been on this Earth much more longer than me or anyone I know and who has probably been through and seen a lot just strikes a chord with me.
That same day when I had left the gym and was waiting at the bus stop, there was this homeless man just talking loud and shouting. Most people were ignoring him, many people walked by not even paying attention to his existence. I had my headphones on and was listening to music. I could tell by the homeless man’s body language that he was yelling loud and getting angry, making a sort of plea to anyone who would listen. I took off my headphones so I could clearly make out what he was saying. The homeless man kept shouting and repeating the same phrase over and over….”REMEMBER, JESUS LOVES YOU, YOU ARE PERFECT IN HIS EYES, AND REMEMBER YOU ARE BETTER THAN YOU THINK, YOU ARE BETTER THAN YOU THINK!”
So yeah, you never know where advice will come from. Advice comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s all around us, you just have to listen carefully. If you dont hear it from your parents, from your teachers, from your friends, hear it from me. Remember somone loves you, you are perfect in their eyes, and you are better than you think.
Oh yea and take some advice from an old guy, never quit.