The Colors of Gratitude
Recognizing the help of the Good Samaritan
05-Aug-2009 08:13 AM
Have you ever wondered why gratitude is very hard to find this days?
Well, what I mean is have you ever help somebody and become sorry that you did?
Just like what happen to the one that help a friend from a car accident, he is sued for doing so. Imagined you help somebody and sued by the one you helped.
A Good Samaritan, will certainly thinks twice, to help or be sued.
Gratitude is very hard to find, but did you know where I found one?
I found them written in the Philippines history.
Independence day as shown on a five pesos philippine bill
"... and the colors of Blue, Red, and White, commemorating the flag of the United States of North America, as a manifestation of our profound gratitude towards this Great Nation for its disinterested protection which it lent us and continues lending us."
This English translation from the original Spanish of the declaration of independence says that the Philippines flag colors have symbolized gratitude from the Americans.
Gratitude has its own new meaning In the Act of the Declaration of Independence a decree by Emilio Aguinaldo. The colors blue red and white is said to commemorate the American flag.
Well, gratitude can be found after all.
... or did i found it?
Think about it:
The Philippine flag colors symbolizes thankfulness of its people written on the Declaration of Independence June 12, 1898
but further research reveals that during those days America did not recognized it. At Malolos, Bulacan, the June 12 proclamation was modified upon the insistence of Apolinario Mabini who objected to that the original proclamation essentially placed the Philippines under the protection of the United States.