Category Archives: Inspirational

Lessons from a kindergarten class

We don’t need to possess an MA or an MBA diploma to gain wisdom, we only need to review some lessons in the past say from our kindergarten class that we have already forgotten.

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Things that we should relearn:

• Share everything.
• Play fair.
• 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.
• Flush.
• 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 in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
• Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
• Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.
• And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.

This is not only applicable to us or our family. The golden rule holds true for people in the government – to always put things back where they found them and to keep their reputation clean.

Repost from my other blog.

Credits to Robert Fulghum

Thank God

My husband attended a seminar workshop in 2008 and furnished a worksheet that contains this poem.

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I am thankful for a whole lot of things specially for those I don’t always see.

For my wife who is nagging me,
Thank God, she is at home with me and not with someone else.

For my husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato,
Thank God he is at home with me and not out to the bars.

For the teenager who is complaining about doing the dishes,
Thank God that means she is at home with me and not in the streets.

For the taxes that I pay,
Thank God that means I am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party,
Thank God it means that I am surrounded by friends.

For the windows that need cleaning and the gutters that need fixing,
Thank God I have a home.

For all the complaining I hear about the government,
Thank God we have a freedom of speech.

For the parking spot I find at the end of the parking lot,
Thank God I am capable of walking and I am blessed with a car.

For the lady behind me in church who sings off-key,
Thank God I can hear.

For the pile of laundry and ironing,
Thank God I have clothes to wear.

…..And finally, for too much email…..
Thank God I have friends who are thinking about me!

Source:

Unleash the Highest Potential of Your Life by Vic F. Garcia
Copyright 2005 Unleash International Corporation

Trisha’s love for books

Six years ago, I posted about a book that my son purchased from a second-hand book stall in our local market. I didn’t write a book review but posted about the interesting note written by the previous owner of the book (Dork Diaries), a girl named Trisha.

The message reads:

To the lucky kid who got this,

This book is special to me. It was a gift from my aunt and late uncle, so I cherished this book. But when I look at the children who look for food in the streets, I wanted to help. So I donate this book that I treasured for 3 years or four, so take care of it and enjoy reading!

Trisha

*I memorized this book with all my heart, so keep this book safe for me!

The young girl’s message truly warms the heart. And her love for books was remarkable. My son who purchased the book is a young adult now. Maybe he would be happy to share or donate the book to the public library so other kids would enjoy reading them.