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The other day, a friend who is a newly qualified teacher sent me a message looking for a poem All I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. She needs it in her value education class in a public school. I told her it is not really a poem but a title of a book by Robert Fulghum, a summary of life’s little treasures that made a big impact on me when I read it several years ago. It’s actually my first encounter with Robert Fulghum. I was lucky enough to find three more of his books and they have pride of place in my bookshelves. I thought we all need to be reminded of those things our parents and our teachers taught us when we were kids, practical tips that still hold true until now. It all boils down to the basics, right? It’s the Golden Rule summed up in a few words.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are – when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
Living a balanced life – it’s all work and no play so they say. We are all engrossed and so busy with work that we sometimes forget to relax and feed our minds and our hearts with activities that make us happy. We are so busy living a life (the way we want and understand it) that we forget the passing years not knowing how to smell the flowers, how to appreciate nature at its best, how to just be. You would think that is easier said than done and it’s true that in this busy cosmos of life, you will just be surprised that you’ve grown old, with white hairs slowly showing and you ask yourself, “Where have all the years gone?” Then you dream of those things that you wanted to do when you were young.
Life is short and the untrodden paths are sometimes the best way to see what is on the other side. Your attitude towards any situation would always make a difference.
“It doesn’t matter what you say you believe – it only matters what you do.”
Posted in blessings, Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, inspirational, life, photography, tagged blessings, Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, inspirational, life, photography, reflections, silence speaks on July 29, 2015 | 6 Comments »
When the world lets you see its lovely face on a beautiful morning like this.
You are humbled, mesmerized, awed and dazzled.
When the morning brings such beauty
before your eyes.
When the morning sun reflects its light
on these lovely cotton candy clouds,
be thankful….it is enough!
I seldom re-blog a post, all I do is share a link to a previous blog that everyone can visit and read if they want. I am just so proud of my daughter that she accomplished something that made a difference to a life of a child whose parents didn’t have enough means to send him through school. Yesterday, she posted this on her timeline and I was simply glad for her. She felt so thankful and blessed.
Here’s a link to my earlier blog on the child she sponsored several years ago. John Mark or JM (as we fondly call him) was just in third grade when Nissa started the sponsorship. She used to send him gifts at the start of the school year, school supplies and other things that would help him in his studies. During Christmas break, she sent an extra cash as gift. Word Vision does not allow direct contact with the child, they took charge of sending letters and receiving gifts for the child. I remember that we always looked forward to those times that she receive a letter from him.
I do think that you are several times blessed when you make a difference in the life of someone no matter how small it is.
Posted in friends, friendship, inspirational, journeys, Richard Paul Evans, tagged friends, friendship, inspirational, journeys, life, quotes, Quotes from Richard Paul Evans, true friends on March 28, 2015 | 17 Comments »
They always say that everything happens for a reason.
I believe that too. It’s the same thing with friendship. It goes a long way, a lovely journey of discovery, a truly meaningful sharing with kindred souls. It’s hard to find true friends but when you find them, they are more valuable than gold. I treasure the days that I share with my friends. Some are there to make me laugh and make me realize that it is okay to cry, cleanse our eyes and hearts with all the hurts and pain. Some are there just to listen, no words needed but a ready shoulder and loving arms to make you feel you are truly worthy of being a friend. Some are there to give advice and make you see the truth no matter how painful it is to face. Some are there for a long time, guiding you, lifting you up, rejoicing with you in your triumphs and empathizing with you when you are down. Some are there to make you smile and make the day worthwhile.
What a wonderful thing friendship is. What a wonderful world friendship brings. And it’s true, “what a difference having a friend makes”.
P.S. For those friends I met through this blog, I could not thank you enough. You made a difference in my life.
Posted in inspirational, silence speaks, Closer to God, Faith, prayers, tagged silence speaks, life, Closer to God, Faith, postaday2011, prayers, reflections, silent moments on March 22, 2015 | 18 Comments »
Thank you Lord
for these silent moments.
I am grateful
for the times I felt so down
and You made me feel Your