April Showers

April Showers

Manila : Philippines | Jun 21, 2013 at 5:59 PM PDT
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“April showers bring May flowers.”

“This is to keep in mind that even the most unpleasant of situations we found ourselves in, can bring about wonderful and unexpected pleasure indeed.”

When our world turns upside down, when people becomes cold and heartless, when dreams are crushed because the only hope that flickered was taken away from us, when we thought nothing else’s left and our tears are the only remaining companion… then think about April showers. One day, it will bring about May flowers!

This is a true story of encouragement, inspiration and valor.

He was a good man. Modest in his ways. But growing up, his life was not easy. When he was born, still “unnamed,” the baby was given up for adoption. That baby was adopted by now considered father a coast guard and a machinist while the mother works as an accountant. The father taught the boy electronics and showed that he possessed mechanical prowess. The boy proved to be an intelligent and innovative thinker. But formal school was frustration for the young boy and dropped out in college. His youth was riddled with problems.

On his personal life he remained very private. Until he reached the age of 27 he started looking for his biological parents.

He became very successful and owned a company that boasted a staggering $1.58 billion dollar profit, an $18 billion dollar surplus in the bank with zero debt.

In 2003 he discovered he had pancreatic cancer. After battling the disease for almost a decade, he passed away at the age of 56.

He was co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. His name was Steven Paul Jobs.


In his early years, began a new hardware and software company called NeXT, Inc., purchased an animation company later became Pixar Animation Studios. Pixar Studios went on to produce wildly popular animation films such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Pixar’s films have netted $4 billion. The studio merged with Walt Disney in 2006, making Steve Jobs Disney’s largest shareholder.

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The premiere of Disney Pixar's "Up" in May last year. The heartwarming movie scooped the best animated picture prize
The premiere of Disney Pixar's "Up" in May last year. The heartwarming movie scooped the best animated picture prize
rosevillaruz is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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