Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sparks of light

In these days we get so much darkness throwing a shadow on our lives, so we don't see the light anymore. People are focused on the dark but  everyday everywhere lots of good things happen which brighten our day.
I will collect some of these moments which brighten my day, people helping others, moments that are touching. Here is two of them to start of with


OK first story. Hubby wanted to go fishing at Birdling's flat. His friend wasn't able to come so he got me to come along. I love the place and planned to strike down with a book. When we arrived the young man on the right was trying to start his car and his back wheels were spinning and he was digging himself more and more into the pebbles. "Have a look " I said to hubby. Hubby went over and said "You have to be pulled out mate. You don't get out of there. There is a man with a tractor in town somewhere, who tugs people out for about $75". The young man looks sad. My hubby said "Wait a minute there is a digger working on the property close by. He can pull you out." The young man mumbles something and looks down on his cellphone. I said to him "Do you want us to come with you?" He looked up and smiles and says yeah ." We went up to the digger. Hubby discusses the problem. " No worries"says the digger. A truck gets moved and the digger rumbles towards the pebbles, down the hill and pulls the young man out.  Just as easy What a nice digger.



I came across the above video on Facebook. It is already a few months old but it is very touching. All the pupils from Palmerston North High School are paying their respect to their beloved teacher at his funeral, by doing the Haka. Mr Tamatea was at the school for 30 years and had a lot of mana. Mana in the Maori world means having great presence, which instills admiration and respect. The proof of that is seen in this video


13 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I watched the video!! The soul of the teacher who died must have flown to the heavens with glee after such a passionate, unified and respectful send off.

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  2. What a great tribute for the teacher with this Haka, it moved me to tears. Two friendly stories about the NZ people.

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  3. Kia ora Marja, my nephew is in the video and Charlie will be at school there soon. Hope all is well. Arohanui,
    Robb

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  4. Your hubby's attitude was also one of genuine help to someone in trouble. He suggested the digger and fetched him to the pebbles to pull the young man out. Kudos to him!

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  5. Hi Marja - so pleased you could help the lad and get the digger's help ...then the Haka - it does show respect for their teacher ... and I bet brought many a tear to many an eye ... thanks for sharing with us ... cheers Hilary

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  6. In these days we get so much darkness throwing a shadow on our lives...

    That is the reason why I am ignoring American presidential politics right now. It's a collections of individuals that are both extremely scary and depressing.

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  7. It was good to help out the young feller.

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  8. Always wonderful to read your site. I have learned so much about where you live, your country, your heritage. I am doing better these days although still recovering. Only seven months out from surgery and finding that recovery from open heart surgery simply takes time. I do hope your family and yourself are doing well these days as this year comes to a close. Take care.

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  9. Wow what a way to send off a loving teacher. Amazing! two great stories.

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful post Marja.
    Thank you my friend for always allowing your light to shine through.
    Namaste
    Peggy xxxxx

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  11. I am so glad you were able to help! Your header is stunning, Marja! :)

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  12. Dear Marja wonderful stories.. There are Lots of Sparks of LIGHT out there my dear friend.. its just so buried under the darkness that is being projected out within the Media right now.. When we REALLY look. We can find many who really SHINE.. Like your Hubby and that wonderful Teacher.. Who must have looked down and been so proud of his School that day xxx Hugs Sue

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  13. I watched the Haka – I had never seen this before – what a wonderful tribute to their teacher. I was quite impressed. Also impressed with the friendliness of your husband and yourself for the poor motorist.

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