A saint who is sad
Gives a reason to people to think something bad.
Therefore, rejoice as much as you can
In prayer, studies, work – in all with and without a plan.
Iaroslav Sunday 15.07.2018
Friend, God has given you wit –
Remember to use it.
In work and studies – apply to make a good fit.
Wisdom, faith, and courage make a good kit.
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Iaroslav Sunday 15.04.2018
Orthodox people must be smart.
Smart thing #1 – love God in all,
Let this be fully, not in part.
Smart thing #2 – love your neighbour at home and in a mall.
Also be smart in work and studies;
Be smart in eating, drinking, speaking;
Be smart with your lady, friends, buddies;
Be smart in completing good projects through, avoiding freaking.
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Iaroslav Thursday 21.07.2016
Have you ever thought
That loving others
As we love ourselves, which should be a lot,
Is being accepting of your sisters and brothers?
It is being forgiving and patient in all;
Loving God, including in His creation;
Being happy, faithful, hopeful, and tall
Despite shortcomings and an awkward business presentation?
Love God and love your neighbour,
Love yourself in studies, rest, and labour.
Smile often whenever you can.
Melting ice inside and keeping positive is the plan!
Iaroslav Friday – Sunday 02-04.02.2018
However difficult is the situation –
Don’t be afraid.
At work, at home, in studies, among a foreign nation…
God’s love is with you, the problem will fade.
Iaroslav January 2018
Plus de vie, ma (mon) chère (cher) ami(e)
Dans tout ce que tu fais:
Dans ton travail et tes études; parmi
Tes copains et ta famille… pour réussir à tout ce que te plaît!
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Iaroslav Saturday 30.12.2017
Never give up in any good deed,
Whether you are studying or pulling out a garden weed,
Whether you are writing a dissertation
Or working on a new invention.
Never give up in a good endaveour,
Be cheerful, hopeful, faithful, and clever.
For all good things pray.
May God’s blessing help you each day!
Iaroslav Tuesday 20.12.2005 – Saturday 28.01.2006
You are not lazy,
But your body needs rest.
In studies and work it does get crazy –
You need a break to perform best.
Iaroslav Thursday 27.04.2017
All you do, do this with love:
Studying, working, returning a glove.
Let love help you decide
And right answers provide.
Iaroslav Sunday 08.09.2013
All that we do should be nice:
Helping others, working, studying, eating rice.
Let others see and want to imitate,
But let us be true and practice what we state.
Iaroslav Sunday 08.09.2013
Be courageous in work and studies;
Be courageous when you meet a lady or old buddies.
Be creative in doing good things.
Do all with love and see what fruit this brings!
Iaroslav Sunday 18.06.2017
Нехай буде Ім’я Господнє Благословенне!
Нехай прийде перед Тобою моління раба Твого смиренне.
Дякую, Боже, за Твою Любов!
За захист знов і знов!
На кожному шляху мого життя –
У спеку, у мороз, у тиші, під час вітру виття,
Ти благословив раба Твого щедрими дарами:
Родиною, здоров’ям, навчанням, житлом і хлібами.
Боже, я дякую Тобі за всіх і за все!
Нехай у мирі раб Твій моління піднесе.
Нехай Ласка Твоя, нехай Любов Твоя спасе!
Раб Твій нехай подячну молитву принесе.
Iaroslav Sunday 10.02.2013
Love God in trouble and joy!
All your mind, all your strength, and all your heart you will need to employ.
Be afraid of no one
But Him, be ready to wait, be ready to run.
Love God with all your strength,
With all your mind, heart, and body length!
Let your heart not sink:
He will support you more than you think.
Rely on Him and go.
Let your kindness grow!
Be quick and smart;
In studies, in work, strengthen your heart!
Be afraid of no one, not anybody in sum.
Only fear God now and in the time to come –
You will bring abundant fruit,
You will grow a profound root!
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 19-20.01.2013
Believe as long as possible, believe.
It is always easy to leave –
Keep on trying, being persistent in good:
Studying, resting, praying, saying, working under a hood.
Be ready to say “no” to bad things
Because they will encapsulate your neck and nose with rings.
Before you answer, reflect and pray:
Give it a thorough test before you say
Iaroslav Monday –Tuesday 09-10.02.2015
When you are studying for a degree,
Believe, you can achieve!
If you are tired of studying, plant a tree.
Continue rowing, till you receive!
Iaroslav Sunday 26.04.2015
Best things in life
Happened when God blessed me to act with faith indeed:
Success in studies, finding wife,
Seeing far-away places, happiness, conquering greed.
Bad things are preceded
By absence of faith in deeds:
Bad luck at work, lack of support when it is needed,
Worry, abundance of effort with many unsprouted seeds.
Iaroslav Monday 05.09.2016
Сьогодні навчання, завтра робота,
Тренування сприяє зміцненню сил.
Ухил до читання, між тим щось до рота;
Дотик науки, прагнення крил.
Еко, лінгво, фізіо, гео…
Найкраще у світі – пізнання – нео,
Так і Ейнштейн колись щось відкрив.
Iaroslav Monday 15.02.2010
What you do is important really:
Your job, your studies, your family, and your sport;
The things for which you get paid and the ones you give freely.
Your kind deeds are your fort.
Every kind deed matters.
Not because of the one who flatters,
But because they improve the world around,
Because they evoke a smile and make happiness abound.
Never question a kind deed you do,
Stay faithful to what is true.
Good intentions may mislead.
So, keep it simple when you do your duty and a kind deed.
Be sure to fulfill your duty in work and studies.
Train to respect your time your party buddies.
Live simple life of faith every day.
Keep it simple and pray.
Iaroslav Monday 04.04.2016
Wisdom begins with the fear of God indeed:
It will help you in studies, work, and every need.
But what does it mean to fear God in the right way?
To cease from doing and freeze? No, but to work hard and to pray.
The fear of the Lord shows itself in doing:
In loving God and with His commandments continuing canoeing;
In helping those who really need,
In giving food to those whom you can feed.
Thank God for all you have and had:
For the happy moments and the ones which were sad.
Because He loves you.
He wants you to be happy and to succeed, oh how much it is true!
Iaroslav Wednesday 18.03.2015
Exercise your body –
You only get one.
Whether you work or study,
There are a lot of things that can be done.
What do you like?
Walking, swimming, jogging or riding a bike;
Playing basketball, volleyball, soccer or dancing?
There are things which require no financing.
You have no time to spare;
In fact, exercising will save you some.
It will help you to learn, to work, and to prepare.
Find the exercises you like and come!
Iaroslav Saturday 24.10.2015
You have a talent.
Those who cannot see are blind.
You are beautiful, you are smart, you are gallant.
Stay strong, keep open your mind.
When your talents will flourish like buds,
It will amaze all.
Your knowledge and talent will break through like spring floods;
Your achievements will be discussed by scholars in a university hall.
Stay strong, keep loving your heart;
Be nice whatever they say.
Be kind and joyful to start.
Work hard, study thoroughly, remember to play.
Iaroslav Sunday 28.06.2015