*image sources: 1) my.opera.com; 2) unknown other than fellow blogger
Now more than ever each
parent needs to teach
Their son or daughter
whether mother or father
The right way to act
the meaning of tact
The way to treat each other
boyfriend, girlfriend, sister, brother
Society is falling apart
lost is the kindness art
Boys, girls, women and men meet
but fail with dignity them to treat
The other as a living soul
who deserves respect on a whole
At least until they’re busted
as one to not be trusted
I think the magic charm
is to teach “do no harm”
If we do, then just maybe
the way to treat a lady
Will not be totally lost
at such an expensive cost!
Teresa Marie 2/15/12 ©
TEN THINGS TO LEARN FROM JAPAN
I’ve got another e-mail for you from my mother. Earlier I posted one that contained an e-mail from a woman teaching English is Japan. This is new one and reads:
This kind of restores your faith in humanity.
SEE HOW JAPANESE REACTED AFTER THE TSUNAMI DISASTER …. A NATION DESERVES FULL RESPECT.
10 things to learn from Japan:-
1. THE CALM
Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
2. THE DIGNITY
Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
3. THE ABILITY
The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.
4. THE GRACE
People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.
5. THE ORDER
No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.
6. THE SACRIFICE
Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?
7. THE TENDERNESS
Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.
8. THE TRAINING
The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.
9. THE MEDIA
They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.
10. THE CONSCIENCE
When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly!
Let us also learn from calamities in our life to be a cause for respect and a lesson to bring out our human values!!
In a nation that is not primarily a Christian one, do they not reflect a Christlike attitude? We most definitely should take heed.
Always remember that Jesus died for us because He loves us!