CLICK HERE FOR THOUSANDS OF FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATES »

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Friday!

Thanks so much Azimah!



I am in the "entahlah" mood ni and trying so hard not to sink even farther down into the "argh" mood. It's not good to sigh and to whine, even if I do it inside my heart, audible only to myself. My woes are perhaps a speck of dirt caught in the eye if I make the brave comparison to a lot more of other people out there who have a world of worries on their shoulders. Let's take the Japanese for instance. Despite the horrific catastrophe they just hurdled, the people still come out strong and composed. They have been recognized and praised for their patience and their exemplary attitude. Maybe we can learn some values from them. I got this list below from a good friend of mine. Thanks Salina.

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!

And I would also like to share a Swedish proverb this beautiful Friday. This serves as a reminder to my forgetful self.

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours."

Happy Friday folks! and have a fantastic weekend!

13 treats:

zue said...

tomeinyer wiz!happy friday to you too!

Mrs & Miss Vanilla said...

Thanks Wiz for those words to ponder on this Friday morning...

Indeed we need to instill those attitude among us and what better way to start if not from your goodself...

Have a blissful Friday to u too...

Ida said...

am in the same mood...kita main air nak? :)

fiza said...

Thanks for sharing this K.Wiz, it help to lift my spirit, takde badai or tsunami melanda , tapi mood i pun sedang ntahlah2 juga, suam2 kuku..haihh..! it's weekend already, hope you have a grrreat one ya..!
chomelnya the girl in red kimono..!

Maizatul said...

K.Wiz, thanks for sharing the Swedish proverb. It really helps me to sit back and think on how to fight back this "low" feelings that I have for the past few days.Happy Friday to you too...-mai

auntacu81 said...

wow...i like the cake so much....well done kak whiz..mesti azie meang sukerlah tu....

Wiz said...

Zue- Hope your panda rocks!

Murni- We will try to emulate the good in others and stay away the bad. So when we only take the good, hipefully we'll get rid of the bad. I hope I make sense. Have a good weekend!

Wiz said...

Ida- You too? Thot I was the only one hit by this heat wave. Main air kat na? Panas arrrrr. Saya tak biasa. Selalu main kat Sweden jer.

Fiza- And you too? waaa so many ladies here have been hit by the heat wave and not feeling in the mood. Kan? sometimes rasa sumer yg dibuat sumer tak best jer kan. Tsunami Jepun tu nampak damage nya Fiza tapi tsunami hati ni lagi bahaya sebab tak nampak. Hope it will dissapear soon k.

Wiz said...

Mai- Glad to share it with the rest. I didnt know that many are feeling under the blanket kinda mood ni. Thought I was the only one. Hope we all get a grip of ourselves and fast forwardkan this unpleasant mood k. Kalau mcm ni nak buat macs pun susah hati. Kalau tak jadi mau mengamuk nanti hahaha.

Auntacu81- Thanks so much! It was quite a last minute cake. Itu jer yg dpt diolahkan. Hope she likes it too.

Ayu Safieza said...

Owh wiz:).....I wish to pluck some of the wonderful colours on the rainbows, tie them beautifully, turn them into wonderful ros petals and handed it to u ...

yey...2 more days balik....gosh....I was busy the whole weekend....mmmmmm

Edi said...

kak wiz, i'm sharing this on my fb k.. brilliant list! we truly should learn a thing or two from the Japs! bukan hanya belajar buat kereta kan?...

take care!

Wiz said...

Ayu- Thanks for the wish. I love rainbows.

Edi- I know you have a Jap friend. You are so welcome to share.

PatinPasta said...

Kak Wiz,
Thanks for sharing. We really could and should learn some of those things.

Hope your sky is blue and the sun shines on you. *hugs!*