1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

15 May 2012

Newspaper Reading Report (4C Hannah Lam)

Two women, with different talents, died last week.
Date: 15/2/2012
Source: Standard Net

Two women with different talents died last week. They are Whitney Houston and Jill Kinmont Boothe. Whitney Houston is remembered as one of the best female singers in history. Her songs were wonderful and attractive. She won so many competitions.

She provided the inspiration for the 1988 summer Olympics with the song,
One moment in timeThis song was very familiar to everyone. She had a good voice that captured people’s heart.

Unfortunately, she died because her choices had gone a different direction and she questioned her marriage to Bobby Brown, and her subsequent pattern of drug addiction.

In contrast to Whitney’s glamorous success, Jill Kinmont Boothe ended up with a lifelong disability. She is the victim of a near-fatal skiing accident in 1955.

However, she did not give up herself. Instead, she tried hard to fight for the right of becoming a teacher. She got her degree and taught for many years. She was a good teacher that usually with students who needed remedial instructions. She also excelled at using her shoulder and neck muscles to paint. Every student loved her. As a paraplegic for 19 years, with many discomfort days, she chose to emphasize the positive.


I think these two women are truly different. Houston was a good singer and she won a lot of competitions. She had a bravo voice which could sing many beautiful songs. But unluckily, she walked a wrong way which led her to destruction. I think it is not so important to be famous in everyone’s heart. The most important thing is we must treasure our lives which nothing can buy even though Houston had so much money. Taking drugs and failed marriage led her to collapse. There is no chance for her to stand on the stage again.

On the other hand,I really admire Boothe. She never gave up despite her disability. She did not have a complete body, but she has a complete heart which cannot be found in Houston. Boothe chose to face the challenges. She was optimistic and positive. She said,
My life has really been very full. She treasured her life, which was a life of quality with lots of wonderful experiences.

God gave different talents to all Makopanians. Everyone can have a fruitful life like Boothe. We do not need to admire others because everyone is different. You can choose a good way and you will see the rainbow of your life.

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