“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened”
I guess this quote could mean in a lot of different ways.
So recently, I have been really busy with my college classes that began last September 2, my Training Classes as well as One-on-One classes. On top of that, paper works, curriculum, class observation and lesson preps and checking articles and test. It pretty much got all my time.
Nonetheless, my late word of recognition and a huge heart felt thanks to Ajay for bestowing such grand awards. I am truly award. It’s truly splendid when award comes from an inspiration to all and one who’s been awarded almost all awards word press has to offer. To share even just a part of it is a superb experience! Thank you so much Ajay. Late it may be, but know it means no less.
So I came up with a collective term for all of these awards I call ” The Grand Awards”. All bloggers deserve to have them 🙂
Please feel free to accept this award and nominating a blogger whom you think is an inspiration to you! Let us all rejoice and keep on inspiring others in the best way we know how. Hats to all of You!!!
A few days ago, I came home from a long days work. All sweaty and sticky due to extremely hot day, well what can I say it’s indeed summer and downright exhausted from teaching 10 hours straight, one class after another, from kindergarten to primary, then middle school to high school and the last class with the graduates and professionals. To simply describe it, I was physically dead. But then I thought, well I haven’t opened my blog for couple of days now so I gave it a few minutes.
And there before my eyes, 3 awards in 1 remarkably written Sauce for the Goose by a brilliant writer of fairy tales, a stunning & kind-hearted woman, an amazing blogger and lovely person Ms. Brenda Davis Harsham or bhd63 for some of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. These awards are deeply valued.
Versatile Blogger Award
Loyal Reader Award
Team Membership Award
Please feel free to visit bhd63’s page. She’s written remarkable stories and has shared delightful photos as well.
TO ALL BLOGGERS, pro and newbies ( just like me), let this be an inspiration for us to write, inspire, give courage and hope, share facts one way or another!
All the best,
Dear friends and readers,
I’d like to use this page and share with everyone, from around the world and from all walks of life, this very inspiring award which was extended to me by beautiful person, an artist, a photographer, a writer, a blogger, and I’d like to call him a friend who inspired me a lot with his amazing photos, words of wisdom and gentle heart Mr. Ajaytao 2010.
Thank you. An award I deeply appreciated and cherished.
Please feel free to visit his page http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/
As for my nominations, here are the beautiful souls!
1. My oldest blogging mates ~ pacificparatrooper (http://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/) , retireediary (http://retireediary.wordpress.com/) and ipledgeafallegiance (http://ipledgeafallegiance.wordpress.com/)
2. My mid-time blogging mates ~ friendlyfairytales (http://friendlyfairytales.com/), Ajaytao201o and http://stephenliddell.co.uk/
3. TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS, old and new, readers, passersby!
As the Dalai Lama once said:
“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”
Education is one of the most important thing one can ever have. The higher the attainment, the better. In fact, I believe it is one of the most valuable asset anyone could achieve. Where there’s education, there exists a teacher as well as a learner. The idea of a teacher is universal such that a teacher can be our parent, our siblings, a teacher by profession, a friend, a colleague or an acquaintance. And a learner is anyone willing to grasp knowledge at hand and for some, anyone willing to learn as much as possible.
Learning is a never ending journey. The day we stopped learning, is the day we’re out of breath. Learning is also a two-way process as we are all familiar with. We’ve heard it a hundred times and perhaps even a thousand times that to be able to learn, one must know how to listen and perceive.
On the other side of the coin is teaching. Teaching for many people is just an employment, a source of income, a source of livelihood. And I wouldn’t lie. I was definitely, I’m one of those people whose apprehension of teaching is alike. And I don’t wanna sound so prim and proper, so dignified because at the beginning of my teaching experiences, I wasn’t so honorable. I taught because I had to earn a living, I had to have financial source. It was merely a job I have to do for money.
But as time is my witness, I have began to love teaching. I started feeling emotions so strange for me at that time. I learn to care for my students. I learn to encourage and little did I know, I began inspiring students. One that started as a need slowly turned into passion. I look forward to instilling optimism, dreams and goals among my students. I began to enjoy teaching more than I have ever imagined.
And one day soon, I received a letter, then comes few more and before the end of every semester I get bunch of letters full of words of appreciation. Imagine the emotion I felt, tears of joy!
Here is one of the letters I received:
Note: This is a letter from one of my students in the college. When I came to China to teach English, there arose various challenges from language barrier, to misunderstanding, cultural difference and a few others. But along the way, it taught many things as well. Communication is the key.