29 June 2017

What's Up for the Holiday Season

          Starting next week, school kids will have their two- week holidays. They are all now excited to spend this school break in plenty of plans like camping, a trip to the snow, visiting museums, and others. And amidst all these hectic schedules and plans for the school break, we are caught up, at times, in our everyday endeavours with all the demands and challenges of such a season. Yet when we come to our loved ones, we should unceasingly remind ourselves to endow to them the best of everything. 


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         In my own way, I want my kid to remember the value of sharing on this holiday season. Indeed I want him to appreciate lots of joy in the element of sharing. As a father to this five year old so loveable boy,  I always want him to relive with others the feeling of being so wonderful when he is able to share his presence, time, toys and everything with them. The idea of sharing goes beyond one's limitations such as physical, social, psychological and others. When we can muster sufficient courage to embrace our limitations then continue to share ourselves to others, I believe that such thing counts as one of those essential things in life. 

          Hence, try to spend a little while to think your own particular way of spending the holiday season with your kids. Be able to share with others especially your time for there is nothing that can replace it even all the latest gadgets we have nowadays. 



                                               

14 March 2017

A Prayer For My Children

Borrowed Post: 


Thank you for entrusting these
precious children into my care.

I pray that You will grant them
complete knowledge of Your will.

Bless them with all spiritual
wisdom and understanding.

I pray that my children
will always honour and please you, Father.
May their lives produce every kind of good fruit.

All the while, I ask that they will
grow to know You more deeply.


Through your power,
give them the endurance
and patience they need.

May they always be filled
with gratitude toward You.

AMEN.

based on Colossians1:9-11




          Special thanks to Saint Stephen's Catholic Primary School for sharing this prayer on their Newsletter issue Monday, 20th February 2017. Our beloved son, Kurt, goes to this school and I greatly appreciate the kind of journey that he is taking there through the guidance of his teacher, Laura, all the teachers, staff and their principal, Christine. 




15 January 2017

Colours of Life

          Have you ever wondered why are there different colours on a rainbow? In fact, a rainbow is composed of seven colours such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.  That when one colour is intertwined with the rest of those colours, this resulted to a magnificently designed rainbow.

          According to Wikipedia, " a rainbow is a meteorological phenomenom that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc." 

One occasion, while watching a rainbow in the sky, a reflection  dawned on me about life itself. And I  realised that life on itself is a mix and interactions of so many factors. Colours of life could refer to the various stages and chapters that we can be in. Or these colours could also represent the various phases of emotions we come into experience each single day.

Moreover, while I consider myself and others as an active or passive onlookers of any rainbow, we could also take part either in a very crucial way or a mere participant on these colours of life. As William Ernest Henley said in his poem Invictus, "  ...I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."....we also are responsible how to incorporate the different colours of our lives. 

          And it would never be the responsibility of others to check on our growth but rather, we are solely accountable on how we become in the future. Finally, others can only accompany us on this journey but the consequence to any choice that we will take will be our call. At the end of the day, it's us who either will make or break these colours of our life. 









26 December 2016

Sharing Some Kinder Experiences of My Child

          As my child ended his pre- school experiences in his centre, as one of those parents watching the journey of these four year old kids, I was also filled with pride, extreme joy, gratitude and satisfaction  as my child finished his kinder days.

          As a parent, it is my joy to share some of the highlights of my kid's journey this year. One of those activities on which the children enjoyed so much was their exploration of the writing table area. It was on this activity that they made learnings and fun on letters and on frequency words.



          What was also striking in their journey was the using of the choice self and also to be respectful on how to care for the equipment. The Centre also has a dramatic play area and the kids had the chance to explore it. Then later on this year, they had some Christmas focused activities and just by watching a part of these activities in school, I had no doubt that indeed, the kids had a great time and many moments of bonding with each other.

          Hence, it is with so much joy that I express my gratitude to all the staff of the pre- school of my son and with this opportunity, for sure they became instruments in moulding the character of my son and the other kids. 


3 January 2016

Adding Spices to Life

          As we usher into this new year, we also think about how could we improve our everyday living most notably those of our loved ones. The lessons we have learned from last year will lead us into the right way towards our goal of self perfection. No matter how one clings to the past, yet we could never bring back one past experience to the present moment.

          Hence, as the days of this new year begin to unfold each day, let us also learn how to add ingredients to our relationships so as to ensure a life worth living for on this new year. We could look for innovations so that our activities will become interesting and amazing. 


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         Like when we deal with free time, let us ensure that we spend it on such a quality time with our loved ones, making it sure that our other lopsided gimmicks will not interfere with our more meaningful interactions with loved ones. Considering the modern day evolution of gadgets such as cell phones, and other hi- tech ones, let us not allow them to be our excuses so that we will deprive our loved ones with the basic needs in life especially our LOVE. 

         When we constantly realise the impact of our essential relationships with others then we can also spend time to leisurely and productively be with them. To put icing on the cake, let us make our loved as our top priority everyday after all, they are the main source of our energy and strength.
  




                                             

30 December 2015

Grateful for This Year's Blessings

          Checking back my journal for year 2015, I have found out that my happy moments outnumbered the sad ones. And it is already for me one good reason to celebrate the year 2015. Indeed we need to be grateful for whatever grace that comes to our life. 


         From the month of January up to this month, day by day, manifestations of life's greatness is very evident. From seemed simple and ordinary ones to the more grandiose things, they are showered to us every single day. And one good thing that we can do is to savour every minute of it then extend such goodness and grace to others.

           Indeed this is not really very difficult but at times, due to our other priorities we tend to forget to do it thus we fail to extend to others the preciousness of life. Let us all remember that life on earth is but a passing one and nothing will last forever, so let us try to be grateful for all good things in our life and let us also share with others every positive thing like goodness, kindness etc. so that this world will continue to be a place worthy of living for. 



                                      

30 November 2015

Some Points To Ponder

           As we end this month of November, allow me to share with you some insights into these thoughts to ponder which I believe have significant impact on our lives. Everyday we learn from our experiences and interactions with people and things. One good thing in life though that these are free and available everywhere but sad to note that many among us fail to fulfil this task due to our other concerns.


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Anyone, here are points to ponder and my reflections on them:

" There's no sense aiming for a goal with no arrow in your bow."

          Goals are pertinent in our life yet we also need to equip ourselves with the necessary tools and resources so as to reach them. As mentioned beforehand, our everyday learnings allow us to grow better as a person and through this, our readiness to face the future squarely is attainable. Hindrances will come along the way but if we are determined enough to attain our goals, then we are also ready to face both yin and yang of life.

"The surest way to gain respect is to earn it by conduct."

          Much agreeable to me and I believe it is related to what they say that love begets love thus if we sow beautiful things to others then we can also expect to receive similar things on the process. If we treat others with dignity and honour then surely others will also endow us those two. 

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."

         What is  essential to this point is that we must know how to handle and carry ourselves in all times, both in good and bad times, in smooth or rough sailing moments, in bad or god condition. At the outset, we should be the first ones who know exactly ourselves including our dynamics, volitions, weaknesses, likes and dislikes, etc.. and with this self- knowledge, we therefore are knowledgeable enough to handle those varying life chapters.

          More points to ponder next time around guys. Good luck to all our journeys in life and remember always that the best way to approach each journey is with openness and excitement.


Source of points to ponder: 14,000 Quips and Quotes
                                             By: E.C. McKenzie


                                       
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