Even if you are still a kid, you can still do many things for the community. You can still be responsible to those kids who lives in the orphan homes.
Give out your old toys that can still be useful to other kids. And ask your mom this Christmas if you can buy numbers of pair of slippers for you to give to street children.
If you have old books or story fairy tale books, you can distribute it to the less fortunate kids so they can also enjoy the books that you were reading for.
Raise funds by selling candies to your classmates to give school supplies or first aid kits to those schools that are lacking of supplies.
You can also teach reading in catechism every Sunday.
Love the nature by supporting tree planting, mostly this is organized in school. You can also join a feeding program, some community offered this kind in young teens and you can help of course with permission of your parents.
I could still remember the quote saying:
It is better to finish and lost the game than to quit in the middle of the game
It could not be only for those sports enthusiasts or for our athletes but we can also apply it in our lives. Problems and trials do exists and we shall never quit. But athletes who goes to school every day and have training after, one should never say never if the sports that they are engaged to, is their passion, they can succeed in both fields.
From elementary, Mj always have a busy schedule, I always told her to that she can’t swim if she will not do good with her studies. She strived hard for it and I was happy to know that her grades were fair enough, not that she would be nominated as valedictorian but enough to make me happy. She stopped for a year, last year when she did not qualify for DAVRAA.
High school is too different from elementary, the teacher will not gonna run after you for you to submit your book reports or projects and this is so new to Mj. She was so lax and mind you, I really did not see her opening her books. Lately I found out that she always left it in the locker, I got so mad especially when I saw her grades.
When her Daddy was here last September, she approached him and asked him if she could get back to swimming. My husband and I talked about it, if it could help her with her studies, why not? I guess swimming is her inspiration or tools to be active both in her studies and swimming. So even though it was hard in my part sending and fetching her at the pool, knowing that the pool is far from where we live, we said yes.
Her latest periodical exam results went good, thank GOD!
It is indeed true that it is somewhat a personal challenge to push yourself to the limit. Who says that athletes are dumb? Yeah I heard that from a friend that mostly swimmers or athletes could not perform well in school, I totally disagree because my daughter could do well in school when she is too busy, when she swims and when she is on training. It is all about passion and priorities; it is about self-discipline and your goal, inspiration perhaps to succeed in both fields.
Last Saturday, we have to wake up at 3 in the morning so we can meet other parents along the way, I did not bring my car this time because I didn’t know the place. Good thing one of the parents offered a ride. So we arrived at the venue at 6:30 in the morning, I thought we were already late but nope it’s not. The warm up started at 7:30 in the morning, the kids had a meeting first for their coach before they had warmed up in the pool.
Mj just had only one month of training after a year of rest, she stopped on October of last year and she just got back last November. I didn’t want her to join but since she likes it and she was really serious with her training, I allowed her. Her coach also suggested that she should join so he can monitor her time, if she is able to break it or not. I was ecstatic when she swim for her first event, at least if she won’t win, she will not be the last swimmer to reach the edge. So far she did a good swim, she did not win but she breaks her time. It is all enough for me because that means she is really serious with her training unlike before that I could not see any strive or goal on her part when she does the sprinting.
This is her breaststroke swim
In the video Mj is wearing the blue cap and blue goggles.
My camera is not that good for taking pictures, good thing that one of the parents had a DSLR camera that he is able to capture Mj on her breaststroke, he tagged me in Facebook and so I save it in my computer.
Credits to the couple Omar and Jovee Rutia
A while ago, when I was chatting with my husband I was contemplating to write a big earthquake that would occur anytime next year. I read it in FB that they have this apparatus that can identify or in which an earthquake will occur, with this apparatus they will able to learn if an earthquake will be coming. However, I got disappointed because this blog is not working this morning. So I was here blog hopping and all a sudden an earthquake occurred.
I was chatting with my husband then that I left the computer in the living room and ran to my youngest daughter to the bedroom. My nieces and eldest daughter is already at school. I carried her in my arms and went out from the house right away; my daughter was sleeping still so hard in my shoulder. I waited the shaking to stop, and yes I can see the lamp post shaking in front of us too. If this would continue I might go to the other gate where our car parked and where the fire wall of my neighbor was placed. I will just have to run until the surroundings are clear with lamps and all that. I know I am just being paranoid and maybe exaggerating of what happened today but I guess it is better to plan ahead than being sorry because I did not think ahead. But good thing the earthquake after like seconds I guess, my knees are still shaking when we went back to the house and put Faith back to bed. My husband wondered where I was, and I told him there was an earthquake.
Faith will have exam today, they will spent only one hour at school. So since their school is not equipped with open space, I might just stay there for a while and will wait for her.