I received this e-mail the other day and thought it was worth sharing. I hope you think so too.
1. *THE CALM*
Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has
2. *THE DIGNITY*
Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude
gesture. Their patience is admirable and praiseworthy.
3. *THE ABILITY*
The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn't fall.
4. *THE GRACE (Selflessness) *
People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could
5. *THE ORDER*
No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just
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
9. *THE MEDIA*
They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters.
Only calm reportage. Most of all - NO POLITICIANS TRYING TO GET CHEAP
10. *THE CONSCIENCE*
When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the
shelves and left quietly.
With their country in the midst of a colossal disaster - The world can learn much from the citizens of Japan.
Participate. Make a difference. Live a life that matters.