Saturday, March 31, 2012

Graduation Day You made It!

Lot’s of  wishes, gratitude, greetings and even respects as they leave their own school proper. It’s Graduation Day!

Everyone knows that graduations or commencement exercises are very important in a person’s life. A graduation signals a person’s first step into the “real world” – a world where the true strength of character, skills as well as knowledge are put to the test.

This is why if you know someone who’s graduating, you must extend heartfelt graduation wishes that are sure to remind that person how to act, think and survive in the real world.

Most of our facebook timelines are full of pictures and greetings to those students who made it until today. I found this heartwarming article about Graduation as I was browsing my facebook account, let me share this to you all Graduates, not only for those Graduates but also to all of my reads.


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One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.

It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment and, as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.

On Monday, she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling.
"Really?" she heard whispered.

"I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!" and, "I didn't know others liked me so much." Were some of the comments.

No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another.

That group of students moved on. Several years later, one of the students was killed in Vietnam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.

The church was packed with his friends. One by one, those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin. As she stood there, one of the soldiers, who acted as pall bearer, came up to her.

"Were you Mark's math teacher?" he asked.

She nodded: "Yes."

Then he said: "Mark talked about you a lot."

After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.

"We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket.
"They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it."

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notepaper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times.

The teacher knew, without looking, that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.

"Thank you so much for doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see, Mark treasured it."

All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around.

Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home."

Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album."

"I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It's in my diary."

Then Vickie, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group.

" I carry this with me at all times," Vickie said, and without batting an eyelash, she continued: "I think we all saved our lists."

That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.

So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late..

Monday, March 19, 2012

Stand strong, Stand in faith.

           “…stand and see the salvation of the Lord…” (II Chronicles 20:17, NAS)

Do you ever find yourself avoiding a difficult situation? Many people today run when things get hard. They run from their problems. They run from responsibility. They run from people they don’t like. They run from the past. They run from anything that makes them uncomfortable. Instead of facing the issue and dealing with it, they look for the path of least resistance, which isn’t the path to victory. If we are going to embrace all that God has for us, we have to learn how to face our challenges head on.

Notice that today’s verse doesn’t say, “Keep running until you see the salvation of the Lord.” It doesn’t say, “Bury your head in the sand until God delivers you.” It doesn’t say, “Worry all night and try to figure things out until a miracle takes place.” No, God wants us to stand strong, set our faces like a flint, and fight the good fight of faith. And the good news is you don’t have to do it in your own strength! God is on your side. He’s equipped you with His supernatural power to overcome every obstacle.

Today, know that God is with you. He is for you. You are equipped to overcome. Stand strong, stand in faith, knowing that you will see the salvation and deliverance of Almighty God in every area of your life!

Monday, March 5, 2012

We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.

               Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.  This is part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kid grow into her own person and not being able to do anything about it.

              Parents work hard to provide a meaningful life for their children.  Appreciating parents shows them their children care.  Honoring parents involves acknowledging their hard work and making a few changes in habit. Doing so will positively impact the relationship that parents and children have with each other.

Photo and story credits to original uploader
                    This pic really brought me to tears. I was deeply moved.  I don't only see a very caring son but a loving mom who did a great job raising him.  She deserves every ounce of love and care. May God bless them. As for me, there's nothing I wouldn't do for my parents and love-ones ,as they greatly deserve it. 

Love your parents.  We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.

How much do you love your parents? What can you do for them?

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (2) “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), (3) “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, (9) for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck
Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Colossians 3:20 ESV


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