Sunday, May 16, 2010

Teachers Day, Hari Guru.

A gift from the garden :
pegaga, forever green 
recognizing the contributions 
of teachers countrywide.

Children Learn What They Live
 By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and
in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in
which to live.

Happy Teacher's Day to all Malaysian Teachers, 16th of May 2010 

Another gift from the garden:
lilies always blooming adding colours 
to many gardens and souls



  1. What a nice flower gift for teachers everywhere. They do so much and not appreciated enough. Nice post and beautiful flowers!

  2. Happy teacher's day! Love your lilies

  3. Love your poem, your photos, your flowers. Happy Teacher's Day to all our teachers.

  4. hi Bangchik, thanks for that poem, it is very useful for everyone!

  5. ~Amy
    Thanks Amy.., we do have fond memories of teachers and our schooldays. Teachers are just great!

    Happy teachers day too. We were praised, encouraged and scolded by them. We grow up and those remain as interesting memories. Lilies seem to bloom everywhere in my garden.

    ~Ocean Girl
    Thanks Lisa for the visit and comment, it must be one of the rare moment you are back on land. Selamat Hari Guru pada semua cikgu.

    You are right, that poem is for everyone, even gardeners. You may want to test with plants, go angry with them everyday and see if they bloom beautifully.


  6. You and I bubbling under the top forty at Blotanical. The first outside the USA, Canada and the UK. And you are 'almost' southern hemisphere with me. I did enjoy your poem today!

  7. What a wonderful poem, and what a great idea 'teachers day' is. I didn't appreciate my teachers until years after I left school, then it was too late.

  8. Beautiful post, the poem is so very true, every word.

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  10. Elephant's Eye
    We are floating around number 40. As life too, something is about to begin around 40... haha.

    That is always the case, as we inch through lives... as we look back, that nostalgic things keep pouring in. And in the end we become wiser....

    Rebecca @ In The Garden
    Thanks Rebecca... every word, and applicable to anyone...

    Mr Lonely
    Thanks for the drop and comment. Will visit your blog.



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