Weekly Word Inspiration : HOPE

Hope

When it seems that you have nothing, there is hope.

When it seems that everything is not going the way you would have wanted things to be, there is hope that things will get better before it gets worse.

When it seems that all you have left is hope, then you have everything.

You can try to reach into your soul and see all the things that has made you weak and vulnerable but let hope bring you the strength to overcome these things.

You think you have reached the deepest depths but there is hope to help you rise and conquer your fears.

Hope will keep you grounded in the belief that you can surpass obstacles and problems.

Hope is everything you need, along with the right actions, when you are down and have nothing. Hope is one of those powers to help you move on when you are at a crossroad.

Cultivate hope instead of fear.

Have hope instead of doubts.

Feel your hope instead of despair.

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Weekly Word Inspiration : WALK

Weepy Word Inspiration : Walk

WALK. Take the first step.

Would you rather go the way where paved roads lead? Or would you choose unpaved roads that have seen and felt a few footsteps?

Are you ready to meet the challenges at the next bend and see what’s waiting for you at the end of the path you have chosen? The choice to go the path that you think is best for you is something that should be pondered.

Every step you take might lead you closer to your destination or farther from where you would have wanted to be.

Walk, take the first step and see where it might lead you.

Posted by julie @ 8:35 pm

#weeklywordinspiration goodness

Do you see the goodness of the people around you? Do you encourage them, through your actions and reactions, to show the goodness of their hearts and their intentions?
What about you? Have you shown your goodness through actions and words? We all have our own innate goodness, we just have to show it and make others feel inspired to do good too.
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Weekly Word Inspiration : FOCUS

FOCUS 2017

Focus is that one word that I always tell my students whenever their attention to tasks needs to be 100%. Focus is that word too, that I need to stay on track with the tasks I need to accomplish, be it a little thing or something major.

Social media has somehow made us lose focus on the things that we should be giving importance to. Do you have time to read a good book or that time has been spent scrolling the social media feeds of other people?

Do you have time to focus on your goals or have lost the time meant for these because the focus was given to other pursuits that were not really worth the time and effort. Have you given focus on how you should be working on how to be a better person instead of spending time looking into other people’s lives? Have you overshared so much of yourself that you forgot to keep the special things just for you alone or maybe just between you and your loved ones to intimately share?

I hope that this word, focus, gives me a clear visual path to be able to be a better version of me. I also hope that 2017 will be a year to remember because I have focused on what is more important to pursue and experience with joy in my heart.

By the way, if you focus hard enough, say hello to that little creature that blended well with its surroundings.

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Posted by teacherjulie @ 8:52 am

In my line of work as a Special Ed teacher, it helps to understand and try to see the reasons why the parents of my (current and would-be) students say or do things that seem to question my abilities to teach their child. It still seems controversial to me, no matter how long I have taught and how much I have valued my work as a reflection not just of my abilities to teach, but as a reflection of the values I hold dear, as a mother and as a professional.

Maybe these parents are still reeling from the fact that their children have been given a diagnosis that they themselves have been suspecting before it was officially written on paper.

Maybe these parents feel vulnerable and are afraid to know what the future will be like when their children are older: will they be able to cope, adjust, be like the typically developing children, will their potentials be developed and be tapped for them to be independent citizens?

In everything, it is for the benefit of the child, and his/her family if the parents are willing to cooperate and work with the people who will help them develop the full potentials of the child(ren).

As a special education teacher, my work is not done at the end of our one-on-one sessions. There would be times when I get frantic messages or calls. There would be times when parents and I discuss at length what needs to be done, only to repeat the same conversation after a day or two. Being a teacher does not entail just working with a child but working cooperatively with his/her parents and family. In doing so, working together with the parents and the other auxiliary service providers gives the child the best advantage in tapping and developing his/her full potential. The journey won’t be easy nor short, but it is a start.

Posted by julie @ 11:32 pm

I hope you understand that the words of wisdom I imparted to you are for your own good. I speak from experience and as much as I want you to learn from these, it is my desire to have you learn lessons with less hurt and pain.

I hope you understand that as a mom, almost every thought I have when I am awake and even in my sleep centers on you, my children. This is because I only want the best for you, I have you not just in my thoughts but in my fervent prayers that you are in God’s good graces and always feeling safe and secure.

I hope you understand that even if I fuss too much, I worry too much and I expect more from you, it is not because you are my children, but because you have the capability to think well and think wise. I may nag a bit too much but it is for your own good (and my sanity!) that we are all learning how to make things work well in a concerted effort and through collaborations and being  open to each other.

I hope you understand that there are times when the going gets rough, the tough just wants to make everything work out right for all of us. It may be just frustration that rears its ugly head at the heat of the moment but please, if we both exert effort to run a well-oiled routine, then we both know what to expect and what to do. If not, let these diversions from routine help make us adapt to changes easily.

I hope you understand that everything you and I are doing is for your own good because no parent wants his/her children to go down the path that will bring them a lot of disappointments and heartaches. There may be sacrifices and rough patches along the way but understand that life and its lessons are learned through a process that has its ups and downs.

I hope you understand that I love you and that everything I do for you is what I think is best for you. You may not appreciate all these things now but in time, you will. I know it not because I know I am right but because I once was like you, defying borders, trying to see how I can change circumstances the way I see fit and trying to do everything that I think I can do all at the same time. I have gone through disappointments and failures but because my own parents instilled in me values to help me be strong and wise, I can say I am exactly where I thought myself to be.

Remember this, life lessons may be tough and difficult but because we have both learned to adjust, to cope and to think wisely, you may very well become that person you envision yourself to be, on your merit, with us cheering you on at the sidelines.

I hope you understand. I know you do and for that, thank you for understanding.

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