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Just my humble opinion…

I Love Bangladeshis!

While looking at some pictures of flooding in Bangladesh, I was drawn to a few things that I saw in the photos.  Even though the situation was dire and lives were lost, the people in the photos never let it show on their faces.  They stopped whatever they were doing, waist high in muddy water, to muster smiles and even a wave.   I am not sure if this was due to the fact that flooding is a part of life there or not.   This is a country that is the most prone to tornadoes, floods and cyclones than any other in the world.  here are some photos that I collected on the web that show the lack of hopelessness on these poor people’s faces.  I love Bangladeshis.

Check out the umbrellas.  Up to their necks in dirty flood water but seemingly intent on not getting rained on.

Check out the umbrellas. Up to their necks in dirty flood water but seemingly intent on not getting rained on.

Look how unruffled she is.  Posing for a photo while partially submerged. I love Bangladesh!

Look how unruffled she is. Posing for a photo while partially submerged. I love Bangladesh!

Do they look worried? Of course not.

Flood? What flood? Come on, just take the pic.

Flood? What flood? Come on, just take the pic.

They were never like this in New Orleans.  Look at the smiles in the face of disaster.  Oh and the umbrella.

They were never like this in New Orleans. Look at the smiles in the face of disaster. Oh and the umbrella.

Through flood waters the students happily go to school.  Growing up, my primary school was closed if it drizzled too hard.

Through flood waters the students happily go to school. Growing up, my primary school was closed if it drizzled too hard.

What great people!  It seems as though disasters have taught Bangladeshis the true meaning of happiness.   You almost want to scream, “Get out of the dirty water!  There’s a flood around you!  Aren’t you concerned?.”  No, the water can bury their houses and crops but apparently it cannot bury their determination.

Now even though they are smiling, please don’t slight the plight in this country.  They do need help. Lots of it,  so let’s remember them in our prayers.   Maybe send some umbrellas?

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