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人生旅途中的每一个体验和发现,都是值得收藏和分享的宝藏. / Every discovery and experience in life journey are the treasure of life, and it is worth to keep and share.

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October 2012

Old man





A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. – John Barrymore











Appreciation

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research,
Never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked,
“Did you obtain any scholarships in school?”
The youth answered “none”.

The director asked,
” Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”
The youth answered,
“My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked,
” Where did your mother work?”
The youth answered,
“My mother worked as clothes cleaner.
The director requested the youth to show his hands.
The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked,
” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”
The youth answered,
“Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books.
Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said,
“I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.*

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother’s hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked:
” Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,
” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

The Director asked,
” please tell me your feelings.”

The youth said,
Number 1,
I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today.
Number 2,
By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.
Number 3,
I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said,
” This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop “entitlement mentality”and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts.
When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others.
For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement.
He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?*

You can let your kid live in a big house, give him a driver a car for going around, Eat a Good Meal, learn Piano, Watch a Big Screen TV. But when you are Cutting Grass, please let them experience it. After a Meal, let them Wash their Plates and Bowls together with their Brothers and Sisters. Tell them to Travel in Public Bus, It is not because you do not have Money for Car or to Hire a Maid, but it is because you want to Love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will Grow Grey, same as the Mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done..

The Measurement of success

A man’s greatness is not measured by his wealth or success but for what he truly is.

Everyone Is No. 1

 
每当我听到掌声响起来的时候
我知道 我又向前走了一步
但是 我也曾经站不起来

北京2008 Special Olympic 题曲
曲:陈德建 词:刘德华 李安修
导演:霍兆基
制作:李安修 陈德建

我的路不是你的路   我的苦不是你的苦   每个人都有潜在的能力   把一切去征服
我的泪不是你的泪   我的痛不是你的痛   一样的天空 不同的光荣  有一样的感动
不需要自怨自艾的惶恐   只需要沉着 只要向前冲   告诉自己天生我材必有用

Everyone is No.1   只要你凡事不问能不能   用一口气交换你一生   要迎接未来不必等
Everyone is No.1   成功的秘诀在你肯不肯   流最热的汗 用最真的心   第一名属于每个人

挫折,真的是人生的一部分吗?
跌倒,又真的是成长必须要走的路吗?

以前,我和他们一样
现在,我和你一样
意外,就是在人们和你自己都意想不到下才会发生的
所以,请不要怪别人更不要怪自己

我的路不是你的路   我的苦不是你的苦   每个人都有潜在的能力   把一切去征服
我的泪不是你的泪   我的痛不是你的痛   一样的天空 不同的光荣  有一样的感动
不需要自怨自艾的惶恐   只需要沉着 只要向前冲   告诉自己天生我材必有用

Everyone is No.1   只要你凡事不问能不能   用一口气交换你一生   要迎接未来不必等
Everyone is No.1   成功的秘诀在你肯不肯   流最热的汗 用最真的心   第一名属于每个人
我的手不是你的手   我的口不是你的口   只要一条心   狂风和暴雨   都变成好朋友
不需要自怨自艾的惶恐   只需要沉着   只要向前冲   告诉自己天生我材必有用

Everyone is No.1   只要你凡事不问能不能   用一口气交换你一生   要迎接未来不必等
Everyone is No.1   成功的秘诀在你肯不肯   流最热的汗 用最真的心   第一名属于每个人

不害怕路上有多冷   直到还有一点余温   我也会努力狂奔!

Everyone is No.1   只要你凡事不问能不能   用一口气交换你一生   要迎接未来不必等
Everyone is No.1   成功的秘诀在你肯不肯   流最热的汗 用最真的心   第一名属于每个人

以前我和他们一样   现在你要和我一样

Everyone is No.1   只要你凡事不问能不能   用一口气交换你一生   要迎接未来不必等
Everyone is No.1   成功的秘诀在你肯不肯   流最热的汗 用最真的心   第一名属于每个人!

LEARN

人生一定要活得没有遗憾

When I say I am a Christian

When I say…”I am a Christian”, 當我說我是基督徒時,
I’m not shouting “I am saved”. 我並不是在向大家嚷嚷:「我已得救」;
I’m whispering “I get lost!” 而是在低聲說,「我曾經迷失過」,
“That is why I chose this way.” ” 所以我選擇踏上這條路。”
When I say…”I am a Christian”, 當我說我是基督徒時,
I don’t speak of this with pride. 並不是因為我覺得比你高一等;
I’m confessing that I stumble, 而是承認我一直在蹣跚而行,
and need someone to be my guide. 因此我需要一位生命中的嚮導。
When I say…”I am a Christian”, 當我說我是基督徒時,
I’m not trying to be strong. 我並不是在顯示自己很強壯;
I’m professing that I’m weak, 而是在承認自己的軟弱,
and pray for strength to carry on. 並尋求繼續邁步向前的力量。
When I say…”I am a Christian”, 當我說我是基督徒時,
I’m not bragging of success. 我並不是在吹噓我的成功; 
I’m admitting I have failed, 而是承認自己的失敗, 
and cannot ever pay the debt. 承認無力償還所背負的債。
When I say, “I am a Christian”,當我說我是基督徒時,
I don’t think I know it all. 我並不是以為我什麼都知道了;
I submit to my confusion, 而是表達我的疑惑,
asking humbly to be taught. 坦承我需要謙卑的尋找答案。
When I say…”I am a Christian”, 當我說我是基督徒時, 
I’m not claiming to be perfect. 我並不是在宣稱我是完美無暇;  
my flaws are too visible, 而是明白我的缺陷、弱點太明顯,  
but God believes I’m worth it. 但神仍然樂意接納,認為我是有價值的。
When I say…”I am a Christian”, 當我說我是基督徒時, 
I still feel the sting of pain. 我依舊會感受針刺般的痛楚; 
I have my share of heartaches, 不同的是,我多了一位可以分擔我的難受, 
which is why I seek His name. 所以我會繼續尋求祂的名。
When I say…”I am a Christian”, 當我說我是基督徒時, 
I do not wish to judge. 我並不是在評價、批評身旁的人; 
I have no authority. 因為我沒有那個資格, 
I only know I’m loved. 我只知道,祂是深深愛著我的。

原作為1988年Carol S.Wimmer 發表在 the Assemblies of God periodical Hi-Call Gospel Magazine 的一首詩。

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