I have friends. I have so many friends all over the country and some abroad too. This is the fringe benefit of what I do as I speak and train all over the place. People meet me everywhere. They greet me, too. Most of them would say, “Hi Francis, how are you?” “Good or Great!” is the usual non-thinking answer yet when I think a little bit more seriously, the right response should be, “Better than I deserve.”
Let me explain. God has been so merciful and He has blessed me and my family with so much I do not deserve them yet His Grace has bountifully provided. I will not be able to respond to all the good things people have been posting on this site but allow me to mention a few:
Leah from Avon: You have been a blessing to me when I did the difficult 2-day workshop seminar on leadership and your countenance and charm certainly rubbed off on the other participants too. And then you took the time to send me an encouraging text message and now you’ve posted your comments on this site… this is better than I deserve!
Rose who writes for The Phil. Star too, to receive such compliments from a writer and to be encouraged by you really means a lot to me… this is better than I deserve.
All the wonderful people I addressed in Davao City and all the more than 1,000 bright and promising 4th year high school students I spoke to this morning, your very positive comments and encouragement have fueled the fire within me to do more talks in schools hoping to touch the hearts and minds of teachers, parents and students alike wishing and praying that a new generation of productive and godly people will populate and lead this lovely country that has been mismanaged over the years because of poor values. This is better than I deserve.
You know what? I think from this day on, I will consciously develop the habit of responding with the words: “Better than I deserve” every time somebody will greet me, “How’re you doing Francis” simply because it is true.
Thank you and may God bless you all!