All or Nothing?
Wanting nothing is more dangerous! One is no longer motivated by anything or anyone. No growth. No accomplishments.No contributions to society. Stagnant! Unthinkable place or situation to be in!
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge: “Countdown.”
Something new happened to me this last two months. Thanks to the following:
BO SANCHEZ which led me to
JOMAR HILARIO which led me to
WORDPRESS from which I am learning:
- WORDPRESS COMMUNITY
SPEAKING OF WORD PRESS COMMUNITY – HATS OFF TO:
SPECIAL THANKS TO :
- MICHELLE W
- CHER LUCAS ROWLANDS
- SETH GODIN
- DAN ROCKWELL
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT YEAR!!!
Well it was not exactly “love math at first sight” , rather it more of “hate math at the beginning”.You see back in grade school (around late “60s” and early “70s”) I was poor in math. The only thing poorer was my penmanship, but that’s another story!
I only survived grade school because of finger counting for addition and subtraction.For multiplication and subtraction I relied on stick drawing and most of the time used the back of my test paper as scratch.
When i was in second year high school , we had two math subjects Algebra and Consumers Math. AAAHHHH….One of the dreaded subjects – ALGEBRA …However I found that out that I understand the concepts, the principles, the rules I studied and after one grading period ,I passed it with above average grade. And what of the other math subject ? I flunked it.
Everybody were surprised! HOW come i passed the hard subject and flunk an easy subject. A subject which deals only with money ,interest rates and principal. I myself was even surprised.
A few days later my elder brother figure it out. He told me that passed Algebra because i understand the rules and is good at analysis but i pretty bad in basic multiplication and division. He also told me that if i worked on the four and continue to develop my analytic skill i can become an engineer in the future.
So i work on the four basics and true enough i had above average grade in all my succeeding math subjects in
high school . Thise eventually allowed me to take Engineering in college.
Music for relaxation. Hope you like this!
Three Saturdays ago, I had a breakfast with old friends. Literally and figuratively “Old” friends. What i thought would be just a two hour breakfast, turned out to be a four hour one. After eating we just talked, shared jokes told stories of whats been happening in our lives. We promised to meet regularly in the coming months and continue the bond of friendship.
Later that evening i had another “reunion” with another set of old friends. One of us now living in Seattle came in for a visit. After dinner, just like my first set of friends , jokes where shared and seemingly endless stories where told. Just like the first set of friends , they were a good company.
Sunday was worship time. During that time there where two young girls seating right in front of me. They were may five or six years old and very obviously close friends. They were sometimes talking , sometimes giggling, sometimes silent, obviously sharing deep friendship. I was not disturb by this it made me smile. Why? Because they remind me of my two sets of friends and i prayed that their bond of friendship would last a life time. And i Thank GOD for the gift of friends in my life!
How about you ?
I love having my summer vacation in the province of my parents as a kid . You see they both came from neighboring towns in Quezon Province, Philippines. My mother came from Lucban ( LOOK-BAN) and my father from Tayabas ( TIE – YAH- BUS). Both have cool rainy climates, lots of fresh water rivers where as kids my cousins and i would swim hours. After which we would eat noodles , rice cakes and other local foods. If not swimming, we would just be playing games or just strolling around town. Hey what is Summer Vacation , without those things? I particularly like the times spent with my maternal grand mother. Her business was selling rice cakes . Well she cooks them then let others sell them. After each batch she would direct us to clean the tray and the utensils used for cooking the cakes. After our task is done she would pay us either in kind (Rice cakes) or in cash. Actually in cents! But it does not matter, we enjoy doing the work. It is not everyday that you go to vacation and still get paid!
I cherish those days! I will always remember them!