FLYING HIGH. Junry with his wife Vanessa. Photo courtesy of Junry Terrado
MANILA, Philippines – When Junry Terrado was growing up, his family didn’t have a lot of money. Times were hard, but as long as they survived each day, everything was going to be alright.
Junry was an altar boy. He had faith in God’s provision. He was taught that money is evil, and that self-denial is a virtue. So he didn’t feel too bad if his shoes were falling apart, or if he had to survive on a dinner of rice and patis (fish sauce). It was enough.
Still, there were times when he wished he had more than enough – so he could share and provide for those he cared about.
As an adult, Junry thought that working long hours was the only way he could earn that extra income. He told himself, “no pain, no gain.” At one point, he was working three jobs at the same time – taking two shifts at a call center and accepting freelance consulting work.
However, the long hours and lack of sleep would take its toll on his body and performance. In 2010, a year before he planned to marry his then-fiancee, Vanessa, he was fired from the call center. It was Christmas season; he was jobless, broke, and depressed.
That’s when he realized that he needed to change his mindset about “having enough.”
Spiritually, he was strong. But Junry also had to strengthen his faith in himself – and in the fact that he, and his family, deserved better.
And he would make changes soon enough. Watch the video to find out how Junry turned his life around. – Rappler.com
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