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Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Sunset

Muling ka na namang nagpapaalam haring araw

Sa isang magiting na pagdalaw

Magkasamang ikaw ay sinilayan

Hinintay at binantayan

Napakabuti mo haring araw

Lilisan ka upang sa iba’y dumalaw

Sa pag-idlip ng mata

Bukas ika’y muling makikita

Sa aking pananabik

Puso’y maghihintay sa pagbabalik

Hininga ko’y malumanay

Sa dagat Pasipiko’y tangay-tangay

Paalam haring araw

Habang pinagmamasdan ang sandaling pagpanaw

Isang pag-asa na may bukas

Sa paglisan mo’y nababakas

Pahinga ka na haring araw

Handa na si buwan upang hindi maligaw

Sa sandaling kadiliman

Ngunit taglay ang kaligayahan

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” 
-Mahatma Gandhi

A Father’s Day Prayer

Father’s Day Prayer of Remembering

by Susan Kramer

“Fathers young, fathers old
Remembering good times are our gold.

Value earned through guidance given
Helping us go forth in livin’.

Each father adding to our trove
A treasure chest of love untold.

Remembering fathers in our lives
Taking time to realize.

Fatherly love brings wealth to living
Remembering this, we go forth in giving.

Fathers young, fathers old
We remember you all
As life unfolds.”

Train Train Go Away

Naalala ko ang unang tula sa english na aking natutunan noong bata pa ako sa aming probinsya. Tunay namang palaging umuulan sa amin dahil andun ang aming bayan sa paanan ng bundok Banahaw. Kaya para sa katulad kong isang bata noon na nag-aasam na makapaglaro palagi sa labas ng bahay at makasama ang mga kababatang kalaro ay ito ang nasasambit habang nakasilip sa bintana ng bahay.

Rain Rain Go Away

Come Again Another Day

Pero hindi ulan ang ating pag-uusapan…ito ay Train. Wala kasi akong tula na maalala tungkol sa Train kaya ayun hiniram ko na lang sa Rain Rain Go Away…kaya naging Train Train Go Away.

Tunay naman na parang laging nagmamabilis ang isang Train kaya siguro may sarili siyang daraanan na para sa kanya lamang. Kaya bagay pa rin ang Train Train Go Away…Come Again Another Day. Tunay na kapag nalampasan ka ng Train ay maghihintay kang muli sa kanyang pagdating.

Ang mga sumusunod na mga litrato ay ang mga aking namamasid kapag araw ng aking pagtakbo, bilang ehersisyo, sa umaga. Kaya ayun naalala ko ang Train at kanyang daanan na bakal na may kahoy at malilit na bato.

Old train(1900) never dies, they just fade away…

Old train warning post(1900).

Come Again Another Day…

“And there is the headlight, shining far down the track, glinting off the steel rails that, like all parallel lines, will meet in infinity, which is after all where this train is going.”
–Bruce Catton

One Solitary Life

Isang pagmuni-muni para sa darating na Holy Week.

He was born in an obscure village
The child of a peasant woman
He grew up in another obscure village
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty

He never wrote a book
He never held an office
He never went to college
He never visited a big city
He never travelled more than two hundred miles
From the place where he was born
He did none of the things
Usually associated with greatness
He had no credentials but himself

He was only thirty three
His friends ran away
One of them denied him
He was turned over to his enemies
And went through the mockery of a trial
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves
While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing
The only property he had on earth

When he was dead
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Through the pity of a friend

Nineteen centuries have come and gone
And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race
And the leader of mankind’s progress
All the armies that have ever marched
All the navies that have ever sailed
All the parliaments that have ever sat
All the kings that ever reigned put together
Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
As powerfully as that one solitary life

by Dr. James Allan Francis

–o–

“In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

– Mother Teresa

Boses ng isang kabataang Pinoy

Nagbibigay puwang ang Blog Ni Lolo sa mga kabataang Pinoy na nais magpahayag sa pamamagitan ng sanaysay o tula.

Ang Blog ni Lolo ay sumusuporta sa mga pangarap at adhikain ng mga kabataang Filipino para sa mga susunod na henerasyon.

Ang sumusunod na tula ay isinumite ng isang mag-aaral sa kolehiyo mula sa Pilipinas.

 
Uy, Teka lang!
sinulat ni Kris ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Oktubre 2, 2011

Uy, Teka lang! Saglit lang…
Matanong ko lang,
Kilala mo pa ba si Juan?
Kasi parang nalimot  mo na.

Iba na kasi ang iyong kaanyuan, 
Para ka ng taga-ibang bayan.
Oo, makabago na nga ang panahon ngayon,
Pero dapat din bang magbago ang mga taga-nayon?

K-Pop, Hip hop, at kung anu-anu pa
Anu man ang makahiligan mo,
Panatilihin mo ang pagiging Pilipino mo,
Dapat pa nga ipagmalaki mo ito.

Rizal, Mabini, Bonifacio, at Ninoy
dapat sila ang tingalain mo,
Hindi ang kung sino
na hindi mo naman kaanu-ano.

Gumising ka nga,
Pilipino ka naman talaga,
Bakit nagpapanggap ka pa?
Para lang ba masabing sikat at “in” ka?
—o—

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

The Most & Greatest

 

The most destructive habit…Worry

The greatest joy…Giving

The greatest loss…Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work…Helping others

The most endangered species…Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource…Our youth

The greatest “shot in the arm”…Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome…Fear

The most effective sleeping pill…Peace of mind

The most crippling disease…Excuses

The most powerful force in life…Love

The most dangerous pariah…A gossiper

The world’s most incredible computer…The brain

The worst thing to be without…Hope

The deadliest weapon…The tongue

The two most power-filled words…“I Can”

The greatest asset…Faith

The most worthless emotion…Self-pity

The most beautiful attire…A smile!

The most prized possession…Integrity

The most contagious spirit…Enthusiasm

~ Author Unknown