Respect In The House: A Short Essay For My Kids Learning To Read
House Proper: Part I
We did not build or pay for this house; our grandparents weren't even alive yet when it was built. We enjoy the privilege of paying rent to inhabit this dwelling. We must respect this house, as it is old, and strive to create positive Karma and energy. The fixtures in this house-refrigerator, stove, washer and clothes dryer-are not ours and we appreciate the privilege of using them, properly.
The floors that we walk on are over 100 years old. Particularly in the bathroom, we must make sure to contain water because if we don’t, the floors will rot. We should walk lightly as to preserve these floors as they are the most important part of this structure. These walls have seen more light than all of us combined. We should be sure to take special care of these walls by not defacing them or destroying them in any way.
We need to preserve energy by turning off lights when not in use, restricting the amount of water we use, and not using fans, air conditioners, or the like, in excess. This will reduce our bills and will help in conserving the earth.
The basic and simplest point of life is Progress. Progress is the system of learning, improving, and moving forward. We cannot move forward unless we look to the future, but we can’t forget the past or we are doomed to repeat it. A combination of implementing new ideas, restructuring old ones, and coming up with relevant solutions to everyday problems is the source of progress. Without progress, we cannot continue to prosper.
Religion is to be respected. Everyone is entitled to their own personal beliefs as long as those beliefs promote love, peace, and harmony. We believe that God is the Creator of all and that we are selected by Him to come to this earth to represent Him in all that we do and all that we say.
We must at all times respect what our guests think and believe, as long as their thoughts are not evil or involve hurting or suppressing others. In the event that a visitor offends us, we will kindly try to redirect them, and if it is not possible to agree with their proposition, we will kindly ask them to leave and we will pray for them after their departure.
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