jueves, 15 de mayo de 2014

Simple pregunta sobre la educación .....


En la Republica Dominicana, mi Patria, con la nueva dinámica administración gubernamental, se ha iniciado un programa agresivo de educación donde se están construyendo cientos de aulas nuevas en prácticamente todas las provincias del país. Esto con el fin de extender las tandas educativas para mejor provecho de los estudiantes.

No obstante esto, muchos profesores fallaron en las pruebas hechas a nivel nacional. Arriba de esto, a los estudiantes en todo el país, salvo algunas excepciones, se les obliga comprar libros escolares nuevos, los cuales cuestan miles de pesos por estudiante. No sé qué descubrimientos habremos hecho en nuestro país para no reusar los libros por un mínimo de 5 años.

Las intenciones están, y son muy nobles y responsables de parte de nuestro distinguido Lic. Danilo Medina, nuestro Presidente. Ahora le toca al ministro(a) de educación facilitar reusar los libros escolares. En los EEUU, la Comunidad Europea, y muchos países más se usan hasta por 6 años. Como me dijera una amiga que vive en Dinamarca, que allá se los dan en la Escuela y los libros llevan una hoja donde cada año se le pone el nombre del alumno que lo usará pasándole una raya por encima del nombre del alumno quien terminará de usarlo.

Por décadas el Estado se mantuvo ausente e indiferente ante la caída creciente y constante de la educación nacional. Debido a los resultados de las evaluaciones recientes del profesorado nacional, los recursos deben destinarse a preparar nuevamente a los docentes deficientes, y a los estudiantes que no cumplan con los requisitos, deben repetir. La compra anual obligada de libros nuevos debe eliminarse de inmediato.    

¿Cuándo podremos reusar los libros escolares? Los libros no cambian en contenido cada año. Lo que si desmejora es la calidad de vida de la clase menos pudiente.

martes, 24 de diciembre de 2013

Un simple deseo II

La Navidad es una epoca de muchos sentimientos y celebraciones. Hay muchos reencuentros, y para otros, se extraña a un ser quien se fuera a otra localidad.

La Navidad crea muchas emociones poderosas. Para muchos es una época de felicidad, pero para otros es una época donde se extrañan a seres que viven en el extranjero, y otros que lamentable fallecieron.

En estas Navidades quiero expresar amor hacia todos aquellos que celebran juntos a sus seres queridos, a los que encienden una vela y rezan por un ser querido quien a partido a una nueva vida.

Veo a amigos sufrir en Navidad. Ellos concentran sus energías y emociones en recordar a los que han avanzado a un nuevo y mejor mundo, y se descuidan de los que están a su lado. Es importante siempre recordarlos, hacer un rezo y hasta un brindis. Siempre pensar en el espíritu de ellos llenos de vida. Yo creo que debemos compartir con los nuestros vivos también, sin olvidar a los que están en el cielo, y tratar de dejarlos descansar en paz. Hay personas que consideran que si no lloran, ya no los aman ni recuerdan. Los seres queridos, presentes o no, siempre estarán en nuestros corazones.

La Navidad es el nacimiento del niño Jesus. Es una celebración hacia la vida y la extensión de esta vida a una nueva y mejor vida. Es difícil dejar ir a un ser querido. Es terrible y doloroso. En especial para los padres, hijos y hermanos. A aquellos que han sufrido perdidas mi mas sincero sentimiento de condolencias.

Mi mensaje es que debemos recordar, honrar y nunca olvidar, pero debemos valorar a aquellos que están a nuestro lado por igual. No le nieguen una sonrisa ni un regalo a un/a niño/a en Navidad por la partida de alguien amado.  Amen a los que hoy día están con nosotros en honor a los que celebran la Navidad desde el cielo.

No hay una forma correcta para celebrar la Navidad y hacer honor a nuestros Seres amados vivos y ausentes. El corazón de cada quien dictara que hacer. Solo les deseo que vean la Navidad como una celebración de amor, paz y unión familiar. Es época de perdonar,  dar y amar.

Dios nos bendiga a todos.  

domingo, 17 de noviembre de 2013

Good People

I remember years back when I had the opportunity to rescue someone from a near fatal car accident. I am no hero. I give God thanks for giving me the chance to give something back to humanity. I probably saved a life, but that night I became a better man.

 A friend of mine, JJ, saved my life while traveling. I almost had a fatal fall and he risked his life saving mine. He is a true Angel and one of my heroes. Thank you friend for life.

My point is that there are a lot of good people everywhere. Anyone with a good common sense knows when someone is good or spoiled. People in position of command are responsible for protecting their subordinates and the needy.

There are fake individuals everywhere; such as at church, school, social clubs, work, etc..  It is sad how people in power feed the vices of these unworthy people allowing them to harm good, clean, decent and loyal humans. In circumstances like these, leaders correct / appraise those who are misguided. For those who don't, please don't call them leaders, because they are not.

Humanity and humility are priceless. To achieve this level of grandness, one has first to achieve the highest level of self worthiness, confidence and control.  Carrying other peoples' dirty laundry will just make yours equally stinky and cloud your legacy.

The truth will always remain the truth. Lies will fall sooner or later, and the liar will be condemned.

Avoid carrying other peoples' dirty laundry. Surround yourself with people who add to you. Always be sincere, honest and decent. Your Karma will reward you.

God bless good people with clean hearts.  

jueves, 3 de enero de 2013

Where do you Stand in 2013?

Do we know who we are and what we want? How can I improve and get more of what I want?

At times, we make the mistake of asking others these questions (above) rather than ourselves. No one will ever know how to truly answer these for us. We hold the key and the responsibility to seek the truth of our lives, no one else does. Whatever answer we receive from others will have a bias based on their likes, beliefs and experiences, not based on ours. We are all unique valuable individuals. By seeking the truth of our lives through others, we are yielding our space, our reality and purpose. We need to learn to seek within to find comfort, insight, drive, peace, direction and our voice. We need to know what moves us, what we care for the most.

I believe I know who I am and what I want. I know where I am and where I want to be. I understand the sacrifices I will need to make. I am ready for this now.

We all make our yearly wish list. Many seldom accomplish 20% of it. Others go mad and make a full page and seldom accomplish one. Most of us want to accomplish perfect health, financial independence, travel more, find love, build a happy family, gain popularity, and obtain wealth. These are in my list too, but I know that my biggest challenge is to learn the discipline to get all my goals and needs prioritized, commit to the sacrifices these entail, and pursue them without rest.

Effective immediately, I commit to do all the things that I know I must do and can accomplish. I will be realistic, but ambitious. I will no longer wait on Santa Claus. I know now that I have my life under control. There is nothing or nobody that can change my legacy or determine my fate; I am at the driver seat of my life. People must understand this.

I do care about how others affect my life and I try to act responsibly over those whose lives I affect, but I will never limit my pursuit for my happiness based on peoples’ beliefs of myself. It does not mean I don’t love people; it means that I have learned to love myself enough to start caring for ME for once in my lifetime. Remember that the stronger you are the more valuable and helpful you are to others.  

You need to look inside yourself and identify what moves you and what is meaningful to you. Discard excess baggage so that you have room for new good people and positive things in your life. Remember that to gain something you have never had you must do something you have never done.

Do not lay on others, because eventually they will let you fall. People will help until they can. You should never overload people with your problems, because they will eventually get fed up with your burden. People seek others to have a good time and talk; to have fun. Like in golf, when you play best-ball in a team of two (this is taking the best score of the two players per hole) you must win some holes to have been of value. If you do not, then your team loses and you will end up without a teammate. No one will ever want to play again with you until you practice to play better.  

Seek the livelihood that best fits you. Be adventurous and free!

Have a Great 2013 and a very Happy Life!

Cheers!

miércoles, 2 de enero de 2013

Valeria (10/2006-12/2012)

Duerme linda Princesita
Dios te espera con sus brazos abiertos
Esa linda sonrisa tuya
Siempre recordaremos.

En vida y pos vida
Siempre brillará tu luz
Iluminarás el camino en el día (con el sol)
Y guiarás nuestros sueños de noche (con la luna y las estrellas).

A tu familia cuidaras desde la Gloria
Con tu nobleza, amor y bondad
A algunos harás falta con tu ausencia física
Pero sé que en sus corazones crecerá tu presencia.

No te has ido muy temprano de la tierra
Has llegado al Cielo en hora buena
Has logrado en tus pocos añitos
Lo que muchos no aprender en una vida centenaria.

Todos hablan de tus notas en la escuela
Que siempre recogías tu ropa
Pero lo más valioso para mí fue
Haber aprendido a los 6 añitos a ser un ser humano por excelencia.

Vuela alto Ángel
Y juega con las nubes
Ríe y sonríe como siempre lo has hecho
Y que Dios siempre esté contigo.

Reflexión: A mis amigos, y nuevos por conocer, les pido que en este 2013 aprender a vivir a plenitud sus vidas, evitar conflictos y dejarle saber a quienes amas que lo haces con hechos y bondades. La vida es muy exigente para querer nosotros complicarla más.  Respeten el derecho ajeno y que Dios esté siempre presente en vuestros corazones y camino.

Amén.
av

lunes, 24 de diciembre de 2012

Un simple deseo

Como no desearles unas felices pascuas y prospero año nuevo a todo ser bueno. Pues claro que hare un simple deseo.....

Deseo:
....que Dios nos bendiga a todos y que la paz reine de nuevo en sus vidas y la tierra completa.
....que aprovechemos este momento para perdonar, pedir perdon y amar ilimitadamente.
.....nunca dejar de darle las gracias a Dios por la familia y amigos que tenemos, y dar al necesitado con amor nuestro regalo.

Sobre todo, le doy gracias a Dios por yo poder enviar este mensaje y un fuerte abrazo a todo aquel quien lea este mensaje. De verdad que lo envio con todo my afecto y buena fe.

Que Dios los bendiga a todos siempre.

Saludos,
av

jueves, 6 de diciembre de 2012

Today Matters!

When kids we set dreams and fantasized of being forever happy and free. We dreamed of having a spouse and children with whom we would travel on vacation, camp, play, sing and have a fabulous time.

As we grew older things did not always go our way. As we became more independent dreams became tougher to reach, some seemed unreachable. We became disappointed and blamed fate for crushing our dreams, and with it, our souls. We lost faith, inspiration, we gave in.

Luckily, the warrior from within screams… “Nonsense!. The fight is on.”

This is just the beginning of our independent lives. Why give in when you are at the Comander's seat of your ship? It is all about choosing the course where you want to go. Not all routes are possible, but for sure you will identify one if you look harder and smarter.

Wanting to make a right towards the East and cruise the bayside sounds real fun and pleasant. Going left means having to go cross-country, and having to go through mountains. Who knows, maybe the view is mind blowing from up high. You may even touch the clouds. How cool is that!

Not everything in life is a choice. And sometimes, the choices we make are not the best ones. Where we are at now, where we want to be in the future, and how to get there is where we should focus our efforts and energy. Forget about the past. The past is DEAD! Move on!

Learn to be true to yourself, so that you can be true to others. Pretending to be someone else will only get you in trouble. You will live unhappily ever after if you hide your true self to others. You would be surprised how well people react to honesty and knowing that they are dealing with someone 100% transparent. Those that reject you never were your friends. Comprende?

Remember we attract those who have the same values that we treasure, just as we repel those that contract or simply have no values at all. 

Life is too complicated for us to dwell too much in the past.  Remember that TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF OUR LVES! SO LET US MAKE IT COUNT! Life is too short, so why wait?

viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2012

Attitude

Focus on attitude
focus on priority
focus on getting done first
the things that bug you the most
and then focus on getting done the rest.

Always have a plan
hoping  things go your way
and a contingency response
when everything goes dreadful
 that way nothing will overwhelm you.

Set your mind and act.
Do not let bad habits interfere
on getting things done right
otherwise
you will be going backwards and will fail grand.

Give everything 100%
to accomplish 100%
Give it all and take calculated risks.
Those who fail learn more and overcome these eventually.
Those who don’t risk anything end up with nothing.

List 3 things that trouble you the most
Get them done at sunshine
If you overcome these
You have the rest of the day
To do more pleasant things.

Do not procrastinate
You will become the hunted
Results will be less desirable
Wasted time may never be recovered
Losses will amount.

Attitude is key
to achieving anything
to keeping ahead of the crowd
to avoiding being battered
to being happy and free!

sábado, 29 de septiembre de 2012

Jóvenes Profesionales!

Conozco a varios jóvenes profesionales emprendedores quienes considero destinados al éxito inevitable. Son jóvenes sanos, preparados y con ansias de lograr grandes obras.

El dinero es motivo importante, pero ser entes libres e independientes es lo que realmente define el alma de sus brillantes personalidades.

Cuando se es joven es cuando tenemos derecho a fallar, aprender y superar las dificultades. Somos seres humanos. El temor debe desaparecer. Hay que ser fuerte, firme and arriesgado. De lo contrario se pierden las oportunidades y la fe.

Cuando pasa el tiempo y nos alcanzan las canas, es tiempo perdido que no podremos recuperar. Invertir tiempo en capacitación y experimentar cosas nuevas es bueno aprovechar en la juventud. El tiempo no perdona. El tiempo castiga si no se aprovecha tempranamente. Hay que aprovechar el hoy para disfrutar y vivir mejor del mañana.

Yo he cometido muchas faltas a este razonamiento tardio y realmente me dolería ver a los amigos mios con grandes potenciales subutilizar sus habilidades y conocimientos.

Las pruebas que superas a lo largo de tu carrera te fortalecen y te hacen elevarte. Vuela cada vez mas alto para evitar las piedras que te lanzen los perdedores. Esto aplica para los negocios y hasta para la vida personal.

Mientras más preparado y decidido estés más libre serás. Vuela alto y no mires para abajo ni atras!

Suerte!

viernes, 17 de agosto de 2012

Fears?

If you want to accomplish or have something that you never had, you must do something you never thought you would attempt doing.

Fears will make you run and hide. Fears will break your soul and make you feel miserable. Fears will make you become someone else’s slave. Be fearless, be brave and become a free being.

Never put your dreams down, be the greatest at what you chose to do, be strong to overcome the challenges, be patient, be grateful to those that lend a hand and never stop doing what moves you to be the greater you.

I am guilty of letting things and people put me down. I have felt impotent and insecure of achieving my dreams. I have failed, but I have never given in. I will never give up being happy and free. I will fight and persevere.

It kills me to see people give up, complain all the time and expect people to rescue them all the time. People need to realize that success comes from within, not from other peoples’ compassion. Seek the strong to learn to become stronger. I have been there.

When someone pushes you, it does not mean that they are bullies. It means that they see the potential and they are patient to witness your awakening.

Be sincere and be you. The more transparent you are the more alkies you will attract. People who have good vibes and move at high speed will drag you for a little bit, but will let you off if you slow them down.

The situation where you are at does not matter. What you are doing to get out of it is what really counts. Fly high and never stop. Do not look back. You already saw the past. The past is long gone.

Remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make it count. Never stop dreaming. Never stop loving yourself to be happy and free. The greater your self confidence is, the more you will learn and evolve to live a fulfilling happy life and always be grand!

Attract others for your greatness. Add to others and they will add back. Be the greater you.