Today is such a beautiful day, although a little hot- the blue sky and white clouds makes me happy. School starts in 2 days, but this is summer, this weather. Perfect to chill out on this side of the island. For the past few weeks, it has either been non-stop rain, cloudy and humid, or sunny and humid. It’s good to see the sun out once again.
Church was good, nice to see most people back, get the youth section of the church back into spirit. Lunch was good, despite the temptation to have Krispy Kreme donuts afterwards, I did not to prevent getting even more out of shape than I already am. Besides, I had to be at American Club anyway. Meeting up with old friends is always a plus. I saw Darius and Christy, whom I met on the Tsunami relief trip held by the youth ministry last summer, at the American Club, had a nice chat with Darius, catching up with things that happened this past year, exchanging humorous stories, talking about life. Congrats to you both by the way… Sitting outside on the green, but under the shade, with a little breeze. It was nice.
Meeting up with Jon for dinner. It’s good to have him back. It’s been a good day so far, busy yet still having time to breathe and enjoy. Now I’m just waiting for Jessy to get her butt back to Manhattan and Hong Kong…
One of the things that I was interested in after I came back from my brother’s graduation in May was reading commencement addresses. I came across the Standford University commencment address in year 2005 by Steve Jobs- the CEO of of Apple computer. I read it and never thought much about it until I recieved it in an email again today. It’s very refreshing to read the address. One of the things that struck me was this.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
Many people don’t realize that they are living someone else’s life. They believe another person seems happy, seems to be having a good life.. and so they take away what they do and tries to apply it to themselves, hoping they would also be happy. Alot of times, it does not work that way. Do what you think will make you happy, as Steve Jobs says. Follow your heart and intuition. No matter how much other people, and the world itself tell you to do something because it’s the right thing to do and it’s the way to be succesful. If that thing does not satisfy you, nothing matters. Even if you have everything you want, materialistic things, You’ll always have that empty hole inside you. You’ve got to find what you love. and…
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”
There’s always going to be times where we break down, where we feel like nothing is going the way we want or the way we planned. But Don’t lose faith. God knows what we want, and He knows what’s best for us. So keep believing. Keep looking for what you love. and Don’t settle until you find it.
There is only a couple more days till school starts. I am a little more ready for school than I was a few days ago. For the past few days, I’ve been at school helping out with New Student Registration and such. It’s been nice catching up with the teachers again. I have to admit I wasn’t quite ready to see all the returning students at school yet.
Above is my schedule. Daughin helped me reschedule and now I have one of the best schedules. Check it out. I have six frees. None in second quarter which kind of sucks because basketball will be starting so will get a bit busy. But having three in the third quarter is always a plus. With so many trips and exams, I need to most time I can get to either work or do my own stuff. Even though I have so many frees, I still have enough credits. My classes are good and my teachers are good except for one but I can’t complain.
Let me know if any of you are in my classes!
This is my first wordpress blog and I quite like it.
Sometimes when we go to church, the things we learn during the specific week doesn’t affect us as much as they affect others. Today’s sermon by Pastor Brett applies to every one of us and personally, it really hit home; it cut deep. I don’t even know what to say about it. I’m speechless.
Mouth Ministry: The power of the mouth.
Don’t lie… including exaggeration, misrepresenting the truth.
Don’t destroy… including sarcasm.
Do think before you speak… a filter in our mouth.
Do speak gently… maintain control.
Do encourage… use our voice to reflect Jesus Christ and our God.
An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
How many of us can say we follow that everyday of our lives and never make any mistakes? Everyday I struggle with these things, but often I don’t think about it as being wrong because sometimes it just comes into my head and I don’t think twice about it. But these are things we should have in our head every minute. It has really questioned everything I have said or done in the past and encourages me to change.
My cousin said to me towards the end: “I think this sermon is speaking towards me.” And the thought that I had the whole day after that was.. how amazing it is that God tells us things that we need to hear at the time we need to hear it the most. He knows what we need, and he knows what we need to learn to deal with on our own. God is absolutly amazing.