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setting goals for life

Grade: 8 | Year: 2016 Published On: 2016-06-18

Good morining everyone..Respected teacher and all my dears fellow ones....today i'll be talking about how to set goals in life...


Grade: 8 | Year: 2016 Published On: 2016-05-15

If you woke up this morning happy and healthy,you are more blessed than the million who died last night.If you have food to eat,clothes to wear and a house to live in, you are much better than those who do not possess these.
If your parents are there to take care of you,you are very fortunate.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug him or even touch him on the shoulder, you are blessed because you have a friend.
If you can read this message, you are blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read or write.
Showing gratitude, appreciation, or thankfulness is a positive attitude for the acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will recieve. People who experience gratitude are happier, more helpful and forgiving.
Gratitude provides you the abundance of happiness that you desire and deserve in life.
One basic attitude of life is one of claiming rights and shunning responsibilitties..We have ceased to appreciate the blessings of life such as health, the beauty of nature, human relationships, love and to respond to them with gratitude.Gratitude is the key to happiness.We feel that life owes us the fulfilment of every desire and if we do not recieve this, we feel bitter and envious.
Why should we be thankful?
Gratitude allows you to make you aware of the good things that are happening in your life.
Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands.If we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have, we will not be happy because we will always want to have something else or something more.
Gratitud is the good quality which springs from where soul.
What if god decided to stop blessing us?
If you had a bad day in school, be thankful.Appreciate that you have a school to attend too.some children dont.
If you think your hair is grey, be thankful. Think of the cancer patient who only wishes for hair.
If you think, your complexion is dark, be thankful.Think of the patient of leucoderma who has white patches on there skin.
When you have to help your parents at home, be thankful taht you have parents to take care...some children dont have.
When you think everything in your world is terrible and you you want to give up, think of the people who ahve have been told they only have a certain amount of time to live.Even they dont want to give up.............

Why intelligence is not enough?

Grade: 4 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

Today I will be talking about why intelligence is not enough. I am going to be like your teacher and teach you all why intelligence is not enough, And you guys will all be the students including all the parents. And at the end of my speech you will be a little smarter, which means your intelligence will increase but that is not all you need in life.
Some people think all you need to have a happy life is to be smart but they are wrong, definitely wrong. Although being smart is necessary, it doesn't mean you are better than others or will rise above everyone else. You could be the smartest person in the world but that doesn't mean you will have more success than other people. I have done an IQ test on the internet and there are 7 questions, and at the end it tells you what you are by how many you got correct. If you get zero one correct you are a tired donkey born by accident, if you got 2 or 3 correct you are an ordinary person with nothing special . If you got 4 to 5 correct you are an undiscovered genius with a beautiful mind, and if you get 6 correct you are a really smart alien came here spy, and if you get all of them correct you are the master of the universe. I am guessing that all of you want to get all of them correct and be the master of the universe, but not for me. I am fine with not being the master of the universe I just don't want to be a tired donkey born by accident, because according to research intelligence only gives 15 percent of success. You need many other things in life other than intelligence. One of them is the ability to cooperate well with people because if you were doing a project and you had to do it with someone and you couldn't cooperate well, you guys would be arguing the entire time and wouldn't be able to even finish the project. You guys might not have even started the project if you were still arguing about what to do for the project. And when you are older you have to learn to cooperate with other people that work with you and if you start an huge argument you might get fired. Or even worse if you start an argument with your manager and it's such a large argument you can hear it if you are walking by the building, then you're sure to get fired. So you have to also learn how to cooperate well with anyone, not only your friends, but not with strangers on the street.

What will the future will be like?

Grade: 5 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

Hello ladies and gentlemen, today I will be sharing with you my opinion on what I think the future would be like. Many people have lots of questions about the future like, what will the future be like? What will be there in the future? Those are really good questions. But I think the more appropriate question would be is there going to be a future left for us.

Good sports builds strong individuals

Grade: 5 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-10-30

Team Sports Builds Strong Individuals

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  • Act like a winner and learn from the winners.
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