Monday, November 26, 2007

Giving yourself to others

The final choice to retire is for me to have time instead of more money.
I have enough money to live comfortably but not in extravagance.I hope to have time to serve the Lord and let Him use me to glorify His name.
Being kind to my Chinese national colleagues who hailed from China has won me good friends.
Kindness goes both ways.It is indeed more blessed to give than to receive. In giving my time to others, I have gained friendship and the sense of purposefulness.
Yesterday, I visited a young colleague who has settled down and given birth to a baby boy. I also managed to visit my good friend who is recuperating from an operation.By showing my concern for her, I hope to help to lift her spirit as she has recently undergone quite a difficult time.
Today, I called another colleague whose baby was hospitalised for urinary tract infection.Praise God for His calling.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


It was the close of a chapter when I went up on stage to receive the bouquet of flowers. It was a pleasant surprise as well when the children went on stage to present me a stalk of flower each. I was indeed touched by this show of support and love.It took me great effort to remain composed and not break into tears.
My teaching career has spanned forty long years and I do wish that I have done better, in terms of connecting better with those whom I have taught.Nevertheless, with my retirement from teaching will mean the beginning of a new chapter of my life.
I will need to exercise conscientiously to keep healthy and to live my life more meaningfully and purposefully.
I have committed myself to do visitations in my church and the other project I hope to take up is to write a booklet on why people become Christians. Hopefully, this project will glorify the Lord and inspire others to seek Him.
With more time, I hope to care more for others and share with them the love of our God.