Exactly what is it? When I asked my kids in the classroom, they all shouted “it’s about giving chocolate to our friends Ibu Riri..!”
Why you have to give chocolate?
“Because it’s chocolate’s day!”
I smiled. Well, can’t blame of the conclusion they’ve made as that what it seemed.
However, I will agree to it, too. 😍 agree to the fact that chocolate is sweet, means that we share the sweetness to others. And that the day reminds us the thought of giving, thinking of others-
Below is one of my favorites:
THE STARFISH POEM
Once upon a time there was a wise man
who used to go to the ocean
to do his writing.
He had a habit of walking
on the beach
before he began his work.
One day he was walking along
As he looked down the beach,
he saw a human
figure moving like a dancer.
He smiled to himself to think
of someone who would
dance to the day.
So he began to walk faster
to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw
that it was a young man
and the young man wasn’t dancing,
but instead he was reaching
down to the shore,
picking up something
and very gently throwing it
into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out,
“Good morning! What are you doing?”
The young man paused,
looked up and replied,
“Throwing starfish in the ocean.”
“I guess I should have asked,
why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?”
“The sun is up and the tide is going out.
And if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.”
“But, young man, don’t you realize that
there are miles and miles of beach
and starfish all along it.
You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely.
Then bent down, picked up another starfish
and threw it into the sea,
past the breaking waves and said-
“It made a difference for that one.”
no matter how small step we’ve made, it counts!
Aku CINTA Indonesia…yang kini telah berubah warna, berubah aroma, berubah murka! Karena plastik dari makanan kita, gas buangan dari mobil-mobil kita, sampah yang mengambang di sungai dan lautan….
Sehingga cacing mengadu pada daratan. Sehingga para alga mengeluh pada lautan.. Dan burung-burung berbondong menukas bayu…
Mari sayangi bumi…cintai Ibu Pertiwi..!
🌻🌹💜*Happy Valentine* 💗🌴🌾🌻