life is beautiful

this blog contains any sort of writings, from inspirational stories, reflections, editorials, reactions, testimonies, journals...any story worth writing about life... indeed...without GOD there is really nothing to communicate...Amen.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

this is a great day!

this is truly a great day!

thanks GOD! i was able to share to aunt konz' class the story about the deaf frog...

here it is...thanks to the person who wrote truly inspires and refreshes one soul...
GOD bless...

thank you for visiting my spot :-)

the story goes like this...

I can do this!

There once was a bunch of tiny frogs... ...who arranged a running competition.The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants... The race began.....Honestly : No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.You heard statements such as: "Oh, WAY too difficult!! They will NEVER make it to the top."or: "Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one... ...Except for those who in a fresh tempo were climbing higher and higher...The crowd continued to yell ...."It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"More tiny frogs got tired and gave up... ...But ONE continued higher and higher and higher...This one wouldn't give up! At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who after a big effort was the only one who reached the top!THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

A contestant asked the tiny frog how the one who succeeded had found the strength to reach the goal?It turned out...That the winner was DEAF!!!!The wisdom of this story is: "Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic......cause they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you. The ones you have in your heart! Always think of the power words have. Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!"Therefore: ALWAYS BE...POSITIVE!

And above all: Be DEAF when people tell YOU that YOU can not fulfil YOUR dreams!

Always think: I can do this!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Views of a ten-year old kid

These are writings of my ten year old student...his name's Japhet

It is the author's hope that we can learn from the thoughts of a child

Japhet Allen Marquez
Filipinos’ crisis

Before, there were killings, rapings and other evil activities. Now, because of the “Hello Garci” tapes, there is an even bigger problem.
There is bad economy, bad weather and bad activities. Many Filipinos went out of the country to find greener pastures.
Everybody has crises because of the Philippine country’s crisis. But strangely, tourists still visit the wonders of our country. A hope that means the country still has a patch of grass.#

There is hope

Killing, raping, corruption everywhere. “ How could we stop this?” you think. There is still a way, you know.
Corruption is everywhere. Even President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo corrupted. What a shame! Now the whole country is in crisis! But there is still hope.
You are probably wondering how to stop this. You could help in little ways. Your author friend does not know but is sure you will know what you could do.
But, you say? No buts, my friend. You could do it.
If Singapore could stop corruption then we Filipinos could. Mabuhay Pilipinas!#

How to stop corruption
Japhet Allen Marquez

The best way to stop corruption is to teach your children to do good things while they are still young. They will treasure these teachings until they get old. They will even teach these to their children.

Another best way to stop corruption is to teach other children. You can do this by storytelling during free time. (Make sure your story has the same moral as the one you are teaching.) They will love hearing your stories and guessing the moral.

Children are the best people to teach because they would still be there when you pass away. They will teach this to their children and grandchildren.

Practice what you preach, too. Children would do what you do when they grow up. They will be just like you, no matter how you teach them.

There are many ways to stop corruption but remember this: Do it as early as possible.

The lost magic of childhood
Japhet Allen Marquez

There are so many things people could do if they are still kids. They could climb trees, look for bugs and other activities.

However, because of technology these activities were almost forgotten. The children climb escalators than trees and look at bugs on TV than on real life.

These “insteads” could destroy childhood. Children, instead of acting their age, act above their age instead.

Parents take their children to malls instead of taking them to gardens. They play with Barbie dolls than with “Buggie Pals” outside.
So please, keep your children’s childhood alive. It is dangerous for them if you do not.