Be True

I am through with being rude,

Because it does me NO good;

I am finished with floating around,

Since it does damages to my background;

I am done with pleasing everyone,

The reason is simple,

I don’t always have fun;

I have enough of running into a blind valley,

Tigers and snakes are barring me from continuing my journey!

It’s time for me to rise above

the ordinary stuff

so that I am rewarded with authentic love

and become intellectually tough!

Did you see

and agree?

sometimes we need to be little bit selfish

in order to focus on what we could accomplish;

if you admit me a wish,

then I will have to narrow down my desires,

be true

and be specific

in order to catch the fish!


Poetry Potluck (Beaches and Mountains)

Banking With Words

Do you collect words in purpose when you read? Have you ever thought about becoming rich in words? Do you know that when you write and speak, the words you use show your style?

I believe that most of you have reading journals, probably the reason you keep a journal is simply, you want to keep track of your reading history. if you have no objection, beginning today, keep a reading journal for the purpose of depositing words in your word account as well!

I enjoy reading, I have so much fun jotting words down and play with them. For words that are flat or extreme, I put them down and label them! However, for words that delight and amuse, I place them down and remind myself to revisit them whenever I need to write a thank you note or give a report. It makes a huge difference in other people’s life as well as in yours when you know the rope of banking with words and invest them in practice.

You want to make people feel good about hearing from you and you will get it.

Be aware that people prefer freshness, thus it is important to update your word account on daily basis and form a hobby of it.

To expand my own vocabularies, I have those words sorted out and kept in my notes:

Sample words That Sound and Rhythm (be cautious when use words that have strike-through):

wink, blink, pink, think, ink;

glow, grow, show, know, blow, below, low;

top, pop, hop, mop, flop, stop, shop;

grace, trace, place, race, face, pace, lace, faith;

blind, mind, find, kind, grind, hind, behind, mankind, wind;

grand, band, and, stand, sand, understand, land, hand;

wise, rise, sunrise, size, prize;

nice, price, twice, dice, rice, twice, mice, disguise;

good, mood, wood, food, understood, childhood, neighborhood;

Teach, peach, beach, reach, preach;

fetch, stretch, hatch, match, attach, detach, research, search, snatch;

bitch, witch,

dream, cream, beam, team, scream;

fame, game, lame, same, fame, frame, tame, blame, shame;

rich, pitch, switch, niche;

cool, wool, pool stool;

handsome, awesome, gruesome, troublesome;

well, tell, shell, bell, sell, excel, hell, spell, smell, yell;

best, rest, chest, guest, test, crest, nest, request, zest, vest, worst;

precious, delicious, cautious, obvious, curious, gracious, ambitious, anxious, conscious, unconscious;

marvelous, nervous, wondrous, humorous, jealous, furious, frivolous;

enjoy, joy, soy, toy, boy, destroy;

whistle, twinkle, special, sparkle, sprinkle, wrinkle, winkle;

page, cage, stage, wage, salvage, engage, sage, bandage, age, rage, savage, sabotage;

Sample words That Carry Similar Meanings (be cautious when use words that have strike-through):

novel, new, fresh, entry level, beginners, newcomers, recent graduates;

real, true, authentic, genuine;

facts, evidences, records, nonfiction, experiences, proofs, truth;

fake, false, untrue, fiction, unreal, lies, whoppers;

What do you think? Contribute to my word counts if you have some more in mind!

Confidence Is Everything

Confidence builds the foundation for what might happen in one’s life span. If you don’t believe that you can do better, then neither will anyone else.

Being confident does not imply being unrealistic, or being self-boasting. Having confidence within you makes a difference in your performances. You trust your instincts, believe in your ability, and radiate encouraging energy about your environment. Confidence means that you care, and you are trustworthy enough to reach your goals.

Confidence serves as a backbone to your career success or to your learning power. Confidence motivates people to actions. Confidence clears the blockages in your body, mind, and spirit to open new doors for your future.

Confidence gives your hope to move on.  Without confidence, there will be no imaginations, desires, directions, interests, or clues to follow.

Be confident, your life will be switched into a channel filled with surprises, cheers, and fulfillment!

You Are Special

A Panda is cute,

its existence is enlightening;

You are special,

because of you, life is exciting!

Before you are born, your name is considered, selected, and whispered a billion times; before you are ready to rock the world, your future is planned, imaged, and discussed in a favorable fashion; before you are able to tell who you are and what you want, you are taught, touched, spoken to, and written to by the ones who relate to you.

You surprise your loved ones with your innocence, shining smiles, and natural sense of reality. You are precious, and you remind people to appreciate the extraordinary discovery of creating a new life and cherishing it.

You are the gift of the universe, your presence brightens everyone’s life on a daily basis, because you are dynamic, clever, and harmless; and your reaction to the world differentiates yourself from others, which transforms the ordinary  into the unique, the great, and the upright.

A Panda is rare, but you are special! Without you, life makes less sense!

Be proud of being you, accept the life you have! Grow and learn while having enormous fun!

Just Giggle A Little

Life is never perfect for everyone: high school seniors worry about their college applications; college graduates have troubles landing a satisfactory jobs during economic crisis periods; university professors get frustrated for being unable to obtain tenure track faculty positions due to the lack of research funding; the presidents of the higher education institutions bite their lips and frown when they failed to establish sizable grants to give faculty and staff a raise…

As a result, classes are run mechanically, meetings are held with no cheers or praises, and the media reports crimes in high volumes and features articles filled with negative comments or complaints. Everyone starts to view life as miserable and unfortunate as it can be.

Step back, see things in a different light, you will know that when one door is closed behind you, another door is open. A smile is a sunshine, it enlightens a village around you, Having a laughter over your own mistakes, worries, and stresses will free your spirit at first, reprogram your brain cells to produce healthier or smoother train of thoughts, and whenever you feel like rejected, being let down, or overwhelmed by the situation around you, you know how to switch the channels and turn yourself on by giving jingle giggles, just a little at a time, it evaporates the wetness and heaviness instantly.

Everyone is a mirror, when you smile at your neighbors, they will smile back with positive assumptions, when you praise your coworkers, they praise you back in similar fashions, when you focus on what you could give to the poor, the learning disabled, or the disadvantaged, instead of what you might gain from them, you freed yourself and win respects, admiration, and approvals. Show people the ways you wanted to be seen, heard, and discussed, they will show you the same.

No matter whom you are and where you come from, please take the magical weapon for success: relax, smile, and let the faith you have in life to take charges. Just

Giggle a little,

Jingle your bells;

Wiggle a little,

Fine-tune your body;

Google a little,

Renew your spirits,

Yahoo a little,

Refresh your memories!