No Such Thing As An Unimportant Day

September 24, 2008

I started Monday of this week with giving a talk to an auditorium full of students at Far East University. This will be followed by 4 continuous whole day training seminar. Then I will be addressing a body of 6,000 teachers and rush out of town on the same day and do another training the next day.

Whew! Physically tired but inwardly fulfilled. Especially when you see the smiles on the faces of the students and the senior execs of a very powerful and popular business organization. I am thoroughly convinced that there is no such thing as an unimportant day.

I would like to share with you this poem from an unknown source. (If you happen to discover who the author is, please do let me know so we can give proper credit.

Your presence is a gift to the world,
You’re unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be –
Take it one day at a time.

Count your blessings, not your troubles,
And you’ll make it through what comes along.
Within you are so many answers,
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don’t put limits on yourself,
Your dreams are waiting to be realized.
Don’t leave your important decisions to chance –
Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy than worrying –
The longer a problem is carried, the heavier it gets.
Don’t take things too seriously –
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way –
Remember that a lot goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment,
Life’s treasures are people… together.

Have health and hope and happiness,
Take the time to wish on a star.
And don’t ever forget for even a day…
How very special YOU are!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. elizabeth lara reyes

    dear Mr.Francis kong,
    Wow! that a beautiful poem?…i love it!!! ive got a copy to give each for my son and daughter…what a wonderful gift to give….please share some more of it… you are veryinspirational to all…
    its Elizabeth Lara Reyes of Australia…2008

  2. meg

    dear sir francis,

    i first saw you just today when i watched “umagang kay ganda” before going to work. and i was inspired with your words of encouragements. when i got to the office, i immediately check your website, and finally saw more of your thoughts. wishing you more luck on what you’re doing.

    its meg

  3. jhosh

    Dear Sir Francis,

    Sir I first saw you in umagang kay ganda and i was curious I immediately check your website then got it, i was really inspired in your article 12 ways to fight depression. Thank you so much for inspiring us. God Bless wish you all the best keep it up.

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