It’s always there……

Just thought of comparing plants to us humans in some ways that I understand…

I love plants…I love taking care of them …Even if we only have a little space in our backyard to grow plants still I manage to grow some of them in pots….and it was so fulfilling…

When I was just a kid I tried to plant an apple seed at the back of our house coz my late Father would always tell me that whatever plant or seed you place under the ground it will surely grow…but then ofcourse he also told me that plants have certain characteristics that we should consider in order for them to survive….like how it will adapt to its climate, to its soil , to the quality of the plant itself etc….

Still I was so stubborn…I believed in what he said that whatever seed or plant you put into the soil it will surely grow…So I place an apple seed on the soil and observed it for days…Then something sprouted and I told myself that it was really a young apple tree… I told all members of my family not to cut it whatever happens but my brother told me that it isn’t an apple plant…He said we can never grow apple trees in our place because of our climate…apples only grow to places with cold climate… so he cut it much to my dismay…later on I realized that he was right coz how come I’ve never seen any of our  neighbors and our neighboring towns grow apples in their backyard…From then on I gave up in growing apples in our  backyard….

Plants are like us humans in a way….No matter how we try to blend with our surroundings, to adapt to other cultures in order to understand other people still we go back to the basics….Maybe some can change their whole persona and embrace the changes in them yet we can’t totally erase what’s inside us ….what’s inside us is permanent…it’s solid….it’s unbreakable…even if we deny it and claim that it’s no longer in us….in my humble opinion what or who we really are will haunt us for as long as we live….

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Keeping oneself on the right track…

I really can’t concentrate here…I’m trying to read but there are kids around the house playing…This one CJ is crying already coz Ella my niece keeps on teasing him…..Ella is really “pilya”….So this Marjay said I’m going to punish you Ella with my powers^^…..The kids by the way were playing like a”holy mass” coz Marjay is acting like the priest….He is even asking me now to lower the volume of my pc while he performs the mass^^….Haha!…such cute kids!

I just wonder like though kids nowadays are exposed with so many “complicated” things still there’s this young kid who I think has that passion to become a priest someday….Somehow or rather God knew how to balance the different “forces”we have on our planet^^….

Speaking of balance the forces^^ somehow I’ve learned to manage pressures that come my way….I’m also proud and thank God that this school year I have a perfect attendance in school^^…..I guess positive outlook in life has played a big part in keeping myself on the right track….Yes as simple as that…..So be positive, more open minded, and more understanding^^

Fellowship and love….

We had a half day seminar in school…..We were in “ICU” because my boss got angry when some were not able to make it on time and some were not around…..They have reasons though for not making it…..so I guess our boss will understand in time^^……

Well it’s quite difficult at times to lead some teachers including me^^……coz we are already stubborn^^…..So if you want to become a school head you’ve got to have lots of patience^^in dealing with your subordinates or fellow  workers….

Well speaking on behalf of my fellow teachers we aren’t really that stubborn^^…..Our boss is just expecting much from us…..because she could really depend on us actually…..I know if ever there will be movements among schoolheads I know she will surely miss us^^…..and we will miss her too……for she has always wanted what’s best for us^^

Listening from the heart….

I thought of writing something today but I forgot it^^…My friend Cecil had suggested that in order for me not to forget what I want to write I should keep a paper and a pen with me all the time so that whenever a good idea comes out I could jot down everything immediately…or maybe I should keep those ideas in my heart too…^^

Although, last Friday I wanted to share the homily given to us by our parish priest about knowing how to listen to others words of truth ….or listening from the heart….He said many of us could hear but we really don’t know how to listen….Listening from the heart would make you respect the other person he said….That way we will understand each other….Many of us rely mostly on what we know….we have too much pride….and we do not listen well….And when it happens we commit mistakes….and more often we could have avoided those mistakes if we just listened from the heart….

There were students who were present during the mass and somehow they understood the message well….So after the mass I noticed some students becoming more responsible when we had some discussions in the class…..so they listened from the heart….In a way when you convinced other people to know what is good for them somehow they would  believe though they may not easily show that you had convinced them….Probably if you want people to listen to you or believe in you….you should also respect and believe in them….Respect begets respect….

Listening from the heart therefore is important and equally important would be believing that others would believe in you….and they would definitely listen to you as long as you give them the truth….

In Love I Was Home

A home is a place where love and understanding dwell….where I could come back after a hard day’s work….or after a long absence when I had left to find myself…..where I could belong and no one will judge me for who I am…..where I keep coming back for more…..where the food, enough or not enough tastes sweet,…. and I could sit and sleep comfortably….where I can’t let go…..it’s not necessarily my own home….it could be somewhere else where I feel loved and understood….

Wishes

It’s been raining here in Angeles City since yesterday..Weather news says there’s a storm coming to us this evening..Hope it won’t be as strong as the one that hit Manila two years ago…

I had to postpone some appointments too coz it’s still raining until now…Maybe by Tuesday it will be a fine day already…

Next week, we’ll be praparing for enrolment too for classes will start by June all over the Phils…..Then we shall have the Brigada Escuela wherein parents and teachers work as volunteers together for our schools cleanliness and beautification …It will be a busy month for us now since we will start classes again by the first week of June…

Hope it will be just as last school year that I had a good working relationship with my co- teachers and my boss…. though at times we do have some differences in opinions I still love working with them…But I had to be more caring and more loving with my boss because yesterday a co-teacher had to point me to the bulletin board just to make me remember my boss’ birthday…Oh it was so embarrasing…I didn’t realize that it was her bday coz I thought she just called us yesterday for a faculty meeting…Anyway there were 4 of us who forgot it but then I had wished I had been more sensitive when it comes to those things…

Oh rains had stopped for a while…..but then it will continue again maybe until Monday……but on Tuesday I wish it will be a fine day again…