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青春不散場

很多時候,我們都忘了生活最初的模樣。生活被簡化為一串串的數字和日期,光陰不過是翻過一頁又一頁的日曆及轉瞬即忘的日期。二十年來,我們都歷經歲月的滄桑和生活的變遷,然而,永遠不變的是用二十年時間打磨出的深厚友情。儘管由於通訊地址的變化,我們曾經無法聯繫;由於工作的忙碌,我們疏於聯絡;可我們的友誼沒變,我們彼此的懷念在日益加深,彼此間默默的祝福從未間斷。歲月的滄桑,洗盡了我們青春的年華和天真浪漫,但洗不去我們心中那分深深的同學情誼。無論人生沉浮與貧賤富貴怎樣變化,我們的同學情誼,就像一杯淳厚的陳釀,越品越濃,越品越香。如同一首深情的歌,悠遠深長而回味無窮。師生情與同學情 師生情雖不如同學情一杯啤酒一口幹,但如一杯似清談卻濃於醇酒的茶水,需要一個時間或一件事件來慢慢地一口一口地品味。梁老師這篇感想給我了一段時間了,我也細讀了幾篇,不同時間、不同場景、不同心情,讓我觸及了二十年的事情和情景,讀了不同的味道。——題記
金秋十月,秋高氣爽。
今年國慶日假期間,我應邀到東蘭參加東蘭高中126班同學畢業二十年聚會。
為了紀念畢業二十周年,同學們在母校東蘭高中舉辦畢業後的首次聚會。作為他們的MathConcept奧數語文老師和班主任,我愉快地接受邀請,於十月二日中午赴東蘭參加聚會。
早在九月中旬,我就接到了聚會組委會的邀請函。在南丹工作的黃松同學介紹我加入126班同學群。雖入了群,但我還不知道同學們對我是怎樣一個態度,我試探在群裏發點聲:“126班同學們,我是梁祖揚老師,我接受同學們的邀請參加你們的聚會,真想看一看當 年文靜美麗的少女們、風華正茂的帥小夥們如今究竟是怎樣的了,歡迎嗎?”我的入群及我的決定參加聚會的資訊,立即在群裏引起反響,同學們紛紛表示熱烈的歡迎,許多尚在猶豫的同學立即決定一定來。同學們的熱情令我十分感動。

為了給“群”裏造一些聲勢,也為了表示我對這次聚會的關心和支持,我創作了一首詩,題為《畢業二十周年重聚母校致高126班全體同學》,發到群裏: “金秋十月天未寒,接到邀請心微瀾;畢業廿年聚母校;師生相見笑與談:/怎能忘——青蔥歲月多爛漫,三年苦讀共揚帆;德智體美全發展,母校培育記心間。 /怎能忘——運動場上氣如虹,軍訓會操聲震山;壁報欄前人攢動,回回第一是我班。/怎能忘——列寧岩裏傾心談,陵園坡上來參觀;隘洞河邊留腳印,第二課堂 天地寬。/怎能忘——高三開學把校還,可是不卓悅化妝水見原‘老班’;每念此事心愧疚,相見時難別亦難。/五老峰上披霞嵐,蘭高園內花招展;祝願大家前程廣,美好未來更可觀!”/同學們紛紛給我點贊,還有同學配上曲子收藏下來。
坐在黃松同學的車上,一路馳騁,一路遐想,努力地回憶當年與同學們學習、生活的那些片斷,也想像著同學們現在是啥樣子了;那些機靈的調皮鬼是否還那麼活躍?那些文靜靦腆的女生們是否還是那麼清純可愛?我的心情激動著,蕩漾著,急切地盼望著會面的一刻。
組委會的同學安排我下榻東蘭翰林大酒店708號房。在來蘭城的路上,組委會的班曉玲同學就短信 告知我直接到酒店報到入住。在酒店大廳,早就有幾位同學在那裏迎候,除了班志華同學能勉強認出外,其他幾位同學均是似曾相識卻叫不出名字來了。經同學們互 相介紹,才知道是梁賢飛、梁寶偉、譚貴雄、黃東、韋禮明等同學。不僅是“女大十八變”,男大也十八變了。下午五時,我們來到了酒店三樓宴會廳。令我想不到 的是,這次聚會竟然來了61位同學,放眼望去,我基本認不出誰是誰了,畢竟二十年了啊,當年的花季少年如今都已是中年人了。
在一陣陣熱烈的握手問好之後,才有空坐下來與同學們個別敘談。一些同學動情地回憶起往昔歲月中老師對他們的關愛和指導,而這些我都不曾記得了。一位 同學深情地回憶說:老師,高一時我在體育課上受了傷,你馬上組織同學送我到醫院,並安排同學輪流護理,直至我的家人到來,我一輩子不會忘記老師對我的關 心。另一位同學也感慨地說:老師,我有一個星期天晚上從家返校,來晚了,學校食堂已關門,又累又餓,當你知道我未吃晚飯,立即帶我到你家,熱飯熱菜給我 吃,這是我吃得最香甜的一餐飯啊!其實,這種事每一位老師都會做到,想不到自己當年只是盡了老師的本職,卻被學生牢牢地記著。慢慢一想,在自己的教學生涯中,其實並未給過哪些學生特別的關愛,如果有,最多無非是誇讚某個學生作文寫得好,拿到班上當範文念了;某個學生字寫得好,拿到同學們面前展示了;某個學生的普通話講得好,經常讓他(她)朗讀課文、領讀課文或者代表班級去參加比賽;某個學生成績並不太好,找來談心,鼓勵一番,後來進步了。而這些,卻又是每位老師應該做的呀!就是這樣一件件小事,卻讓學生記住了許多年。其實,在我的教學生涯中,也有很多做得不好的,做得過分的,對不起學生的事,想想也真是愧對這些學生了。
組委會的同學們安排我在聚會上作個發言,我欣然答應。在班長韋東同學致詞後,我走上講臺發言。我感謝同學們的盛情邀請,感謝組委會同學的辛勞和付出;回憶了當年同學們努力學習,團結互 助,為班級爭光的感人事例。我說:“我們高126班是我30多年教學生涯中教過的58個班級裏最好的一個班,我們班學生是我三千第子中最優秀的學生。”我 所說的絕不是恭維話,更不是虛謬的無稽之談,而是真真實實的事實,真真實實的心裏話。在當年,我們班的班風、學風、各種表現堪稱一流班級,走在年級六個班 的前頭。無論是軍訓會操、籃球賽,還是文藝表演、演講比賽、手抄報比賽等活動,都是斬獲頭籌,取得最好名次。高一時,袁勝輝同學的文化成 績就排在年級第二名,羅府勤、韋秀鋒、韋盛傑、莫鳳明、覃文軍等同學均排在年級前五十名。高二時,學校調整校團委,校學生會學生幹部,我們班就有王天同學 當選為校團委副書記,韋東同學當選為校學生會副主席,譚貴雄同學當選為學生會學習部長,張俐玲、鐘正開同學分別當選為文藝部長和體育部長;韋俊、韋秀鋒、 羅府勤同學先後被評為縣級優秀班、團幹部;在校慶活動中,梁賢飛、向振華同學的航模飛機遙控飛行表演轟動了東蘭城;王天、黃松、黃東等同學的手抄報選送地 區、自治區參展;周君同學在校級演講比賽中獲第三名;班曉玲、黃永革等同學的黑板報獲年級第一名;以黃松為隊長的男籃獲年級第一名等等。這樣一個各類人才 聚集、碩果頗豐的優秀班級怎不令人欽羨?我的發言引起了同學們的回憶和聯想,那逝去的花季時代是多麼值得記念啊!同學們也都忘不了母校和老師對他們的教育和培養。當晚,我逐桌與每位同學互相敬酒,忘記了自己的年齡,忘記了自己是他們的老師的身份,觥籌交錯,酣暢淋漓,分享這難得的聚會的歡樂。
十月三日早上八點,我和袁勝輝等同學,早早就來到母校東蘭高中的校園。我們遊覽了曾經工作、學習、生活過的校園,在教學樓、學生宿舍樓前駐足,在足 球場、籃球場上漫步,我們為母校的巨大變化而驚呼叫好。九點正,同學們都到齊了,請來了前幾任校長和現任校長,請來了其他科任教師,在校園內拍集體照。同 日,有近十個班的歷屆蘭高學生也在母校聚會,東蘭高中的校園霎時人聲鼎沸、人頭攢動,但人數最多、穿著一致又特別(同學們穿著統一定制的T恤上衣,胸前印 著“緣起126、二十年再聚首”,後背印著“青春不散場,1995—2015”的字樣,白衣紅字,甚是顯眼)、最吸人眼球的還是我們高126班。
照完相,我和黃浩敏老師、韋克鋒老師、黃鳳玲老師等坐上韋盛運同學的小車,和同學們一起往“壯鄉英烈園”,參觀了“國清廣場”,同學們懷著崇敬的心 情,在陳列館裏觀看每一幅圖片和每一件文物,認真聽講解員的解說,再一次受到革命傳統的教育。接著,我們又乘車到東蘭新開發的景區“十八戀穀山莊”。想不 到東蘭還有這樣一個設計獨特、風景秀麗的好去處。景區面積不大,但空氣清新、鳥語 花香。景區引來了清涼的地下水,開闢成有現代氣息的游泳池,泳池四周,是一排排具有壯民族山莊風情的廊簷亭閣。同學們一到這裏,就分頭忙開了:燒烤的燒 烤,煮肉粥的煮肉粥,抹桌椅的抹桌椅。坐在竹椅上,圍著竹桌子,喝著啤酒或者飲料,品嘗自帶來的各類水果,享用著烤熟了的香噴噴的食物,邊吃邊談,邊談邊 欣賞周圍秀美的景色, 真是愜意極了。不一會,班裏的“歌王”梁革同學走上“主席臺“(錄音棚),握著麥克風,高唱《同桌的你》、《同一首歌》和《友誼地久天長》等歌曲,他唱得 真好,同學們報以熱烈的掌聲。不知是出自於哪位女同學的創意,她們摘下幾片較大的樹葉子,捆成一束,用幾個彩色塑膠袋,巧妙地製成一束“鮮花”,莫桂善同 學手棒“鮮花”,十多位女同學緊隨其後,沿著水池邊走去,向梁革同學獻“花”。雖是搞笑的場面,卻也讓人感到熱情,感到親切,自然而溫馨。
在“十八戀穀山莊”景區還組織一場短道泳池游泳比賽。前三名給予獎勵。當天,約有三百多遊客,很多人報了名。我們班的梁寶偉 、覃訪運同學自小在紅河邊長大,自然是游泳高手,當然報了名,還有韋文龍同學也報了名。三位同學在泳道裏劈波擊浪,努力拼搏,結果三位同學囊括了一、二、 三等獎,獲得六件聽裝啤酒的獎勵。同學們歡呼著,簇擁著三位得勝歸來的“勇士”,場面極是熱鬧。在即將離開景區時,同學們邀請我們老師在景點“古麥蒙”(壯話“我愛你”的諧音)大石塊前照相留影,王爭同學搞了一個揮手動作爆笑全場,大家紛紛用手機拍下這個特別“搞笑”的鏡頭。
當天晚上,我們繼續在酒店宴會廳舉行宴會。隨著《我的老同學,你還好嗎》、《難忘今宵》的曲子的響起,同學們的情緒達到了高潮。應一些同學的要求, 組委會的同學們拿來了簽字筆,一人建議,全體回應,一人簽名,大家效仿。於是出現了無論男女同學,大家的衣服上都簽滿了同學和老師的簽名。有些同學說,這 件衣服要好好保留,作為珍品保藏。入夜,同學們又到歌廳K歌,直到第二天淩晨兩點方才罷會。
聚會結束,我在回南丹前,給同學們發了一條資訊:“同學們,早上好,感謝大家邀請我參加畢業二十周年的聚會,讓我度過了最愉快、最難忘的國慶假日,感謝大家贈送珍貴的禮物。我感受到同學們的熱情,感受到同學情、師生情的真摯和可貴。我們這次聚會辦得很好,非常成功,堪稱同學聚會的典範,感謝組委會的努力和付出,感謝同學們的積極參與。人生難得幾回聚!相約的五年後的第二次聚會我還會來的,也希望這次來的或未能來的同學到時再聚母校,重敘友誼。祝同學們工作順利,平安健康!
“青春不散場”。是的,即使已過了那個青春的年代,但只要有情誼,有一顆年輕的心,也會永葆青春和朝氣的!

7 Reasons Not To Give Up on Your Dreams

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?  Maybe a fireman? A baker? A ballerina? Whether or not you still hold those childhood dreams of twirling about in a pink tutu or rushing off to extinguish a house fire, you probably have some sort of idea what you ultimately want to do with your life. BUT are you actually doing it? Are you working towards it? Or have you given up all hope on your dreams with the burdens of daily life pulling you down?

Pursuing your dreams comes along with many benefits!  Here are some reasons why you should not give up on your dreams:

1.  Failure.
This word seems counter-intuitive in reasons not to give up your dreams, but failure is more beneficial than you might think.  Most people don’t pursue their dreams for fear of failure.  Little do they know, this is one of the biggest ways we learn and grow!

Many famous and successful Americans had to fail over and over again to achieve what they hoped to in life.  Abraham Lincoln failed at war, as a businessman, as a lawyer and even at politics at first.  He pushed on through and became president of the United States.  Thomas Edison’s teachers called him “stupid” and he was fired multiple times before “failing” 1000 times attempting to invent the lightbulb.  Michael Jordan was once cut from his high school basketball team.  He later said,

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games
26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot … and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.”

If we can learn anything from these successful men, it would be to never give up on our dreams simply because of fear of failure.

2. Persistence.
With that failure comes persistence.  Persistence is something that can only be learned through hardships. If you never fall down, you can’t learn how to get back up. Each time we pick ourselves back up and forge through, we get a little bit stronger and more capable of achieving our ultimate goals.

3.  It’s better to try and fail than to wonder what might have been.
Have you ever regretted trying something in your life? Perhaps it was trying out for the school play. Or asking that special someone out on a date. That feeling of wondering what could have been might still eat at you even years down the road.

How do you avoid that feeling of regret? By trying. You don’t have to do something huge, but sitting down and making a plan with small steps on how you will achieve your dreams will start you off in the right direction.  Little by little you will forge a path towards your goals.

4.  Successes along the way.
If your dreams are big enough, you will have stepping stones of success along the way. Small achievements that can be celebrated and reviled in. These small victories can help push you through to the next goal and soon enough, your dreams will be realized.

5.  The pursuit.
Many valuable experiences are found in the pursuit. There is a reason the pursuit of happiness is in the constitution. Memories, friendships, skills, life lessons, love. Basically, life is what happens when we make our way towards a goal. Applying for that college which seems out of reach, we might meet our soulmate. In seeking for that promotion, we might meet a best friend or mentor. Signing up for that team, we might get to travel the world. In order to value the pursuit, we need to follow our dreams!

6.  Success is often just around the corner.
If only you knew how close you were! If only you knew what an impact would be for one more phone call, one more interview, and just one more late night working on your passions. Often we give up far too soon. We can’t see what the future holds for us, but we sure can keep striving towards our dreams.

7.  Setting an example.
Finally, if you have children (or might have them some day), you will be setting a good example. Do we want our children to tell stories about how comfortable we were sitting on our couch watching sitcoms, or do we want to be remembered for the passion we had for life? Hopefully we can show the future generations what it means to chase after our dreams. Most importantly, in the words of Winston Churchill,

“Never Never Never give up.”