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Monday, June 21, 2010

ruby red: School makeover




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The Chinese have a saying when it comes to charity," If you have money, give money, if you have energy, give energy." During my church MABC's school makeover, a lot of church members worked two days to spruce up the school. The kids and Mr. Auva the principal at Mt Albert Primary school came to thank us and presented items of song and dance from the islands of Pasifika.

32 comments:

Dar said...

What an awesome saying...If you have money, give money, if you have energy, give energy....and it works too, doesn't it.
I love the ruby red slippers...so cute.
BlessYourWeek

rainfield61 said...

有钱出钱, 有力出力.

Lois said...

I like that saying!

rebecca said...

love this!

Felisol said...

I embrace the idea of sharing of one's got.
Time is often more valuable than money.
And one is old and gray. like I am, one still can make coffee and tell a fairytale.
Good on you.

reg said...

to-day is a day off and this looks like too much work to handle, How ever what a great write up to-day, and yes I like the pic!!!!

Life Ramblings said...

congrats on your new school makeover.

Ralph said...

To give is the most important thing. Too many of us leave it to the other and never consider that we have talents and gifts that are needed, and truly appreciated. To give of yourself is wonderful!

Manang Kim said...

I agree on that Chinese proverbs. It is good to give than to receive. Happy Tuesday!

RRT~Red Hollyhock

eileeninmd said...

A great proverb, Ann! Giving does make me feel good! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

chubskulit said...

Very nice sayings to live by.

?Ruby Thursday

Regina said...

Nice and cool.
Happy RT.

tatess said...

it feels give when you are giving and helping others

Jama said...

A good Chinese saying!

magiceye said...

wonderful saying! and well put to use!

napaboaniya said...

有钱出钱,有力出力:)
p/s: Yup, that picture was taken in Malacca ;)

Annie said...

Wonderful saying. So simple. So easy. So perfectly right.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

....and for a great cause too. You can't do better than helping with a school.

My Ruby Tuesday is "Skipping Rocks" - a sculpture. Come by to view if you have time today.

ANNI'S RUBY TUESDAY

EG Wow said...

I like the Chinese saying. It makes sense to give of what you have, time or money.

eden said...

Love the Chinese saying. Lots of red there. Great entry, Ann.

Happy Ruby Tuesday

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

How wonderful to learn about the cultures of the world through these blogs. Keep sharing these sayings, obviously this entry was a HIT. Great to see these collaborative efforts!

Jan
GDP

alicesg said...

Quite true with the chinese sayings. But once I gave a poor man some money when he claimed he was penniless, but the next thing, I saw him drinking beer in a coffee shop.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the idea that your church is teaching the children that helping others is so important. Cleaning up the school is an important mission for your church to participate in... Congrats.
Hugs,
Betsy

ilanadavita said...

I love the energy in your first shot!

George said...

I really like that Chinese saying. If more of us followed it we could really make a big difference in this world. It's good to see volunteers sprucing up the school.

Carver said...

What a great project and I love the Chinese saying.

peacefulgirl said...

That is a fantastic saying! We should all live by it. ;)

ladyfi said...

I love the idea of giving energy and time to something.

Cheryl said...

I do like the saying! How nice that everyone helped out with a make-over.

SandyCarlson said...

Proof again that things can get done if we apply ourselves!

Al said...

Those days are fun but tiring, I've participated in activities like that myself.

jabblog said...

Chinese philosophy is very simple sometimes! It's fantastic that so many people can lend a hand to refurbish a school.