Friday, April 8, 2011
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!
Posted by Wiz at 1:45 AM