The following is an essay that our P.E. Teacher has asked us to make as a final requirement. May you Enjoy reading.
Submitted By: Ma. Hannah G. Sanchez
Submitted to: Ms. Dante
Subject: P.E 14
Time: 4:30-5:30 (MWF)
Reflection on Bowling Activity
It was the first time that I was able to play bowling. I must admit that it was nice but higly frustrating. I only got 5 over 100 within one game. I am amazingly bad when it comes to games. I have proven this fact in badminton, tennis table and in rally games. I am so bad at it I got injured last camping activity. Yet, I am grateful that I am able to move my body normally. If I really think about it, there are many people in this world who are have physical problem since birth or through an accident or through wrong decisions made.
When I think of their condition I wonder what makes them go on. Most of them just sulk to their condition in utter surrender. However there are some of them who despite everything overcome their physical handicaped and became more than what the world could ever expect of them. I heard the story of a girl who had cerebral palsy. Despite her condition she became a missionary to China. I also just recently read the story of Christopher Reeve. He was the actor of the superman movie during 1980. He had an accident that paralyze him from neck down. No doctor ever thought that he could move again but Christopher prove them wrong. Through hard work, faith and hope he was able to move his index finger after so many years. This was according to the doctors a very big improvement since his injury made it impossible for him to even move. Instead of becoming the actor behind Superman, he became Superman himself in battling thoughts of suicide. Also, in the 98.70 F.M. I have heard many stories of how people became mentally handicapped because of drugs and alcohol. Yet by God's grace they were healed of their addiction and move on when everybody else don't think so.
Everytime I think of their story it amazes how much I look down on my body. Many times I think less of myself because I don't look beautiful and that I am fat. Yet I should be thankful that I am alive and kicking. I should be thankful that I have no physical handicapped and that I am able to say no to drugs and alcohol. How many times I have forgotten to do so. If I really look at how much God has blessed me I realize that everything happened for my own good. I got injureed during the camping activity to remind me that He is in control and that He wants what is best for me. It is never right for me to say that I can accept whatever will happen to me because I simply can't. I could never imagine how I would react if one day I will become handicapped. The only thing I could say is that God Loves Me and at this very moment I know that God has allowed me to live for another second. It is frustrating to think that I am not an ideal athlete but I am more joyful to say that God could make winners out of handicapps.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ”
( Romans 15:13)
Reflection on Movie Appreciation
At first I really didn't appreciate doing this activity. Primarily because I don't find anything unique in this activity. I have watch movies a lot of times and generally I didn't need to watch a movie just to know that watching a movie is a form of an recreational activity. Yet I wonder if I have ever really appreciated the things that I am able to do anytime I want. Right now there are more poor people who are incapable of even enjoying a decent meal once in a day while I am more than able to eat six times a day.
Watching a movie without worrying what I am going to eat after it is really a blessing and a recreational that uplifts the person. Yet I don't appreciate it. If ever I go to the theaters with my family I just let them pay for me without really thinking what they are thinking while taking out money from their wallet. The same is true for that matter. My parents pay for my tuition fee, “weekly baon, projects, wants etc. etc... The list simply goes on. Yet am I really grateful? Am I really happy when I am doing this? I guess it is true when they say that “it is only when we lost it can we trully appreciate its value”.
“ Do I value God above all things?”
“Do I value the things that He has given to me?”
“If He is going to take them away can I really say that :
I am joyful to have them with me even for a short time
or am I simply going to look at the empty space in vain?”
“What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God.I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.”
Reflection on Meseum Visit
I've gone to all the three meseums in the past. Actually I didn't enjoy visiting the meseum. I enjoyed visiting three meseums that are pacticularly one jeepney ride away from each other within two hours. It was an adventure to be remembered. At that time, we still have to dissect our cat in Zoology so we really have to really be quick. It was fun. The meseums as I notice were of great Historical value. It may not be the kind of meseums like those we see in the television, it is a historical reminder of who we were in the past. It sorts remind us of who we were and what we have become as a nation.
As I reflect on the things of my past, I realize that my very existence is a reminder of who I was and what I have become. As I look at my surroundings in home, school and in church, I realize that these is the result of the choices done. My present is the result of the choices of the significant people in my life and mine. Had my parents decided to abort me for whatever reasons I would have not exist. Had my teachers decided to flunk me in school, I would have not reach college. Had not my half brother invited us to Bible Study, I would have not known the true meaning of the Cross. Had I not made the choice to accept Jesus as My Lord and Savior, I don't know what kind of person I would have become.
I have made many wrong choices. Most of which made me feel stupid and unworthy to be loved. I have made very few good choices that I kind of fell powerless. However there is one good choice that I made that outweighs everything that I have done. That choice is to accept Jesus into my heart and life. As I look at the meseums of my life, I realize that I rarely visit them. I have become so busy in my present situation that I have forgotten about God's faithfulness in the past. The worst part is that I use up my free time, and I have much of it, in things that are of no real value. Many times I have forgotten My First Love.
Once I tried imagined myself to be over 80 years old and is at its last breath. I reflected in my past and realized that I have live a succesful life. I made it to college and had a good performance. I had a good reputation among my peers and teachers and had been a source of Joy to my parents but ... I was not able to fulfill my mission in my life. I became too busy in attaining success. I was not able to bring God's Love to the people who needs to know.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Reflection on Figuring Painting
Figuring painting was definitely new to me. I really enjoyed the activity. I particularly enjoyed mixing the colors according to my liking. I must admit it was a very sweet activity to enjoy. I painted two figurings. Both of them were picture frames with an angel sketch at the side. As I painted the figuring I couldn't help but be engrossed with the activity. Isn't that also true in the way we run our lives.
All of us want to make something in our lives. So we engrossed ourselves in things that we like to do. We do it in work, games, social gathering, habbits and anything that we can get ou hands into. Those who choose to do nothing worthwhile are those who find no meaning in their lives. Some who do things that they do not enjoy tend to be very irritable and usually burn out of exhaustion. While many more others are continually wondering what is the purpose of their lives.
I also ask that question a couple of times in the past. “What is the purpose of my life?” In my despair I wrote an essay saying that my only purpose that I was born was to die. Then the next day, my mother introduce to me the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. It was in reading it that I was amaze at the treasures hidden in the Bible. Later the Church introduce to us “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. It was then that I began to think of God's personnal plan for me.
It had been two years since I came to Know of Jesus as my Lord and Savior. As I reflect on those two years, I realize that my walk with God was not perfect. I, most of the, time turn back from God while He, all the time, was faithful. There are many things that needs to be improve in my life. There are also many things that I need to learn. One thing that I learn is that my purpose is not to find fulfillment in this world for me but rather my purpose is for Him.
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.