Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, January 30, 2009

There’s no doubt that we have to take care of ourselves, so that we may lead happier lives. It won’t be easy, as you must discipline yourself to eat the right foods, exercise, and get enough rest. It’s certainly tough for me, but I’m doing my best to gain the strength to move forward day by day. I wish you the best of luck in doing the same. Enjoy the following poem, which I hope will inspire you to maintain your health.


Live each day with care,
And take time to smell the fresh air.
Don’t overwork yourself –
Take care of thyself.
Eat the right foods,
For it does affect your moods.
If you have a problem, tell a friend you trust,
For you’ll feel better at the end.
Exercise each day,
In a suitable way.
Get enough sleep,
But don’t oversleep.
Remember that your health,
Is your greatest wealth.

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Take care of thyself to live a more vibrant life!

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

It’s true that with age comes wisdom. However, it’s important to remember that despite your age, you’re never too young or too old to make a difference in this world. Every action we take is dependent on what we decide, so let’s reflect on what matters most. Remember that if you put your mind to it, you will succeed! Enjoy the following poem relating to this very topic.


Age is but a number.
It is not an obstacle or barrier;
But it is something which,
Should not really matter.
For the world belongs to anybody who will,
Recognize that now is the time and,
Here is the place to show how you feel.
So regardless of your age,
The world can be yours if,
You take action in every stage.

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: You can do anything if you put your mind to it!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Life is not perfect, so we may experience challenges that will test our strength. If we open our eyes to the beauty within ourselves, we can free ourselves from worries and conquer the challenges that come our way. I encourage you to often reflect on the beauty of life, as it is a gift from God. Enjoy the following poem, which serves as a reminder that we can all find the way to happiness, despite the road bumps in life.


Let us find the way,
As hard as it may seem.
These fierce emotions I feel,
Are bending and twining me.
I want to be free;
Please let it be--
Can't stand this feeling of melancholy.
As I open my eyes,
I am burdened in deep stings;
That rush through my veins,
Stabbing my heart with no remorse.
Then lo and behold?
I hear those words saying,
"Let us find the way."
Am I hearing right?
Is there really a way to that special light?
A light that shines bright,
Ever so genuine and heavenly-filled.
Lo and behold?
There is such a light!
You grabbed my hand,
You touched my soul,
You touched my heart,
And never did let go.
You told me that we would find that way,
If I could only see within myself,
That a stinging heart is not forever;
For I can be happy--
I can fly freely;
As free as the heavenly angels that fly;
As free as the wind that blows in the air;
As free as the water that runs in our seas.
To be free is to live freely,
Without worries that depress our souls;
We need to see the light and open our minds,
To the beauty embedded within each of us;
For that is the essence that will help us find the way;
The essence of life as it ought to be!

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: All is possible for those who believe! YOU CAN DO IT!

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Friday, January 09, 2009

Let’s continue to live our lives to the fullest, despite the challenges that are set before us. Do your share to make a difference, and you will be rewarded twofold and beyond. Whatever obstacles may come our way, be rest assured that there’s an angel looking out for us, so live each day without fear. Enjoy the following poem relating to this very topic:


Angels are among us now
Giving us a special feeling
Endowed with hope and happiness
Lifting our spirits naturally
In all that we do
Capturing the essence of true virtue.

Each day the angels are watching
You and I

Ensuring that we are safe from harm
So that we may be blessed
With another wonderful day!

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: The angels abound us and are right by our side.

Source: Guam Poets Club, URL:

Check out my angels singing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider!"

Monday, January 05, 2009

Students are preparing for a world in which technology affects everyday facets of life. Technology resources are therefore necessary to effectively enhance classroom instruction and enable students to be effective users of technology. To keep up with the Technology Age, it’s important to provide increased educational technology opportunities to impact student learning. With this in mind, enjoy the following poem titled Educational Technology.


E ducational Technology
D ives into a wonderful world of opportunity
U sing technology as a tool that
C aptures the interest of all who
A ct upon the unique needs of our students.
T eaching them effectively by
I ntegrating technology in the curriculum
O pens a global outreach to all by
N avigating with ease
A s communication is enhanced with
L inks that can assist you with a touch of a button, anyday, anytime.

T eaching
E ducational Technology
C an facilitate learning in the classroom by
H olding resources that can reinforce skills as we
N avigate
O n the threshold of our Technology Age.
L earning is enhanced with
O pportunities and information resources that
G ive our education a significant boost
Y ou and I can learn from and be proud of!
© mnrivera

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Be abreast of the wonderful world of technology. Embrace it and you will be endowed with Educational Technology that will enhance your learning, and so much more!

Source: Guam Poets Club, URL:

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Here’s a poem titled Family Literacy that is meant to encourage you to support family literacy activities, as it is imperative in a child’s literacy development. Enjoy!


F amily Literacy
A lways will remain
M eaningful as can be
I n this ever-changing society.
L isten, read, write, and learn with each passing day --
Y ou can do it!

L et your life be enriched
I n literacy and beyond because,
T ogether as a family
E verything will naturally work out for the better.
R emember...
A bove all...
C onsistency is the key.
Y ou and I can make positive things happen for Family Literacy!

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE: Family Literacy is essential in today's society.
Together, we can do it! Let's make positive things happen!

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