How do you react?

It was a busy week. A lot of paper works and schedules to do; attended seminars, workshops and trainings. I love being busy! Haha!

So, this time I want to share something I’ve learned this week during my busy schedules.

Sometimes, I almost complain to the load of works I have accompanied by some difficult people along the way. (There are some or maybe many? Haha!) Plus the washing machine that is not working; the door knob being wrecked! And a lot of more stuff that is not working properly! But, I think instead of complaining, I need to see how to handle these situations differently.

I came up answering another question. How do you react? How do you respond to these special circumstances (I think they are special; one of a kind events in life. :D) It comes with uncontrollable situations; having irritable people; complaining; deadlines to meet and even waiting for something or someone.

There was a time last week, where my sister called and shared a problem. I want to help her solve it right away (you know, that’s what older siblings do I think: I want to be the problem solver!) because I don’t like her being worried. Of course its not that easy. I am away from home and the solution cannot come right away. So, how will I respond? I took a deep breath, pause for a while and prayed. Atleast at that moment that is the best thing I can do.

One more scenario, is the deadlines I need to do, regardless of the trainings I needed to attend. It’s not an excuse for me not to meet deadlines. I really need to complete it all! I wanted to scream! But, screaming cannot solve the matter. (I know! 😐)

There are a lot of situations like this. I cannot even share it all. So, I think in every experience we had or experiences we go through we really need to choose how to react or respond to it.

Thomas Monson said:

So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to other makes all the difference.

It is our choice! Whether we give in to the circumstances and let it destroy our mood and relationship or we choose to pick a good choice everyday. It’s in our hands. I hope we can always respond appropriately.

I was reminded of this wonderful verse in 1Thessalonians, that whenever I had this choice to make I need to learn how to give thanks no matter what.
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He sustains me!

Have you ever felt tired, stressed and burned out?
For me, I felt that in what I am doing everyday. Going to school, travelling for almost an hour to reach my work place, preparing for my lessons and dealing with different kinds of students with different behaviors. At the end of the day I felt exhausted!

But this word “sustain” struck my head. It is so powerful that made me think about my sustainer.  When I feel tired and weary this word God sustains me! comes to my mind.

God sustains me with His strength!
God sustains me with His love, joy and peace!
God sustains me with His provision!
God sustains me indeed!

I am so glad that God is not tired of me, He always reminds me of His beautiful promises.
I know there will be days that I will feel the same..but the good thing is I know who is beside me everytime. I believe he will whisper the same promise “My child, I will sustain you!”

Isn’t God amazing? He is and will always be.

John 15:5 says, I am the vine and you are the branches, if you remain in me you will bear much fruit.

If we really abide in Him, He will sustain us so that we may overflow!

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Looking and Learning

It was again another exhausting week loaded with things in school but a fun time learning new things with my students.
Being a teacher is not an easy job (it is tough! haha!) but it is rewarding as well as challenging one.

So I’ll be sharing today this wonderful learning.
Children may not inherit their parents talent but they will absorb their values.

That is why it is very important for parents to live a good example.
Children imitate what they do.

I may not have a child now but I have a lot of kids looking at me everyday. They spent most of their days in school so I should set an example to really train them in God’s way. For parents and teachers like me, Let’s strive to discipline children to enable them to reach their potential for God’s glory.
I like what Crosby says

They are buds of hope and promise, possesed by Him whose name is love; Lent us here to train and nourish for a better life above.”

What you put into your children’s heart today influences their character for tomorrow.

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This picture was taken after our craft and arts project. (My grade 3 class. 🙂 )

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