Old and New — Not in Any Particular order.
Old and New — Not in Any Particular order.
On December 21st, 2013 a major Ice Storm hit havoc across Southern Ontario, and mainly in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area’s, that left hundreds of thousands of Hydro Electricity Customers out of power and thousands of people are still without power at this moment. Trees and branches hit power lines which left peoples electricity crippled. This is unlike anything the City of Toronto and Southern Ontario has seen before, and in the history of Storms, this is the worst ever weather that walloped in our area. Homes have hit the all time low temperatures in their homes. some at -2 temperatures, that even blankets are not able to keep people warm. Across the cities that have been effected, have warming stations where people can come spend the night, sleep over, have some warm and hot food and beverages. Some have started to get frustrated and some have become so cold that they cannot handle it anymore. I know that it is frustrating and I know that its not a great thing, but Hydro workers are doing the best they can and are working around the clock to get these Electricity transformers working again. I know some are running out of patience, but what can you do? It will take time, but I am sure that things will get back to normal by the weekend. Do not lose hope. Things will work out for the better. Believe me.
Earlier this week, there was a loud boom like an explosion going off, and there have been many reports saying we heard a loud boom, some said that It is Santa Claus on the roofs of the houses, some thought it was a tree that hit the roof, little did people know that there was a Frost Quake that hit and that only happens at extreme cold temperatures after an Ice Storm hits or when there is extreme frost. It rarely happens, but its surely scared a lot of residents and woke a lot of people up. It was heard in the middle of the night into the wee hours in the morning. I hope everyone stays safe and if there is no urgency to go out or do things, do not go out. Stay home, be warm and I hope that those people who do not have power get their power soon and hopefully by today. Hope it can be some sort of New Years Miracle.
Have you been on Public Transportation? Have you witnessed disrespectful people in public facilities in Malls, on our streets, in our cafes and restaurants? Have you seen such horrible acts take place on others? Has doing good deeds and respecting other people become rare? It is not right to disrespect people and treat others in a disorderly fashion. I have seen many people being disrespected and tormented in public and it is ridiculous.
Let me begin to tell you a story. This was around 7-8 years ago when I last took public transportation to come home from school, I saw these teenagers like myself at that time and I was standing on the bus, and I saw this very pregnant lady get on the bus and these teenagers would just be sitting down and saw this lady come up, none of them moved which got me so angry and I went up to these people and I said, Hi I guess you didn’t this pregnant lady get on the bus. I said maybe you should let her have a seat. Its out of respect. For a moment I thought oh boy I am going to be beat up or I am going to be insulted by these teens, but surprisingly it all went well and the pregnant lady said thank you to me, that I didn’t have to do that. I said, well, someone has got to teach these people some respect and to do good deeds. She then said thank you again and smiled. Her stop came 2 stops before mine and she looked back at me and smiled before she left the bus.
Another story, when I went to a mall several times, I have held the door for people to get into the mall and some wouldn’t say thank you, and so I said OH YOUR WELCOME in response to their silence. I get so angry when I see people that they know there are people behind them trying to get inside the mall and they shut the door right on their faces. Its happened to me before and it is not pleasant at all.
What angers me the most are these young people who disrespect the elderly. Again with the bus situation or on the Subway, you see an elderly person walking with a cane, or just plain seeing an elderly person, I see these perfectly young teens who are perfectly healthy, they don’t even budge to let them sit down. It is terrible. So I let this elderly couple sit down.
Doing good deeds and respecting people is a great thing, and people will appreciate you for it. It is all in the matter of the upbringing of these teenagers and it comes from the home setting first, Teaching our children and our teenagers to respect others, to do good things for others, and to give a helping hand is very important. It makes life go by nicer and people will never forget how you made them feel. Teach your children the good qualities, teach your children to do good, teach your children to respect others. If children do not learn these things from a younger age, then in future it will not be so good. Children are influenced by their families and siblings first than anything else, then it starts from the schools they attend. be a good example and role model. I am not just talking about children, I am talking about people in general… This world would be a friendlier place.
DO GOOD DEEDS, MAKE A PERSONS DAY, RESPECT TO BE RESPECTED.