Dear teachers and students:
Good morning!My topic today is: Be diligent , thrifty and cherish the fruits of your labor.
I Remember the first tang poetry we learned when we were very young is:”Farmers weeding at noon, Sweat down the field soon. Who knows food on a tray，Thanks to their toiling day? ”Teachers and parents taught us that we mustn’t waste a grain of rice. Farmers work so hard, every bite of food comes from their hard work.
Frugality, the traditional virtue of Chinese culture, is more meaningful in today’s society. Save every drop of water, every kilowatt-hour , every piece of paper is our responsibility.Don’t assume that the resources of our planet are renewable.The truth is , many things will be run out like time, never to come back.
Have you ever wondered what we would do if the earth ran out of water? How could we survive if catastrophes happen? Actions speak louder than words. We should act together to create a better living environment .
Everyone should know our first chairman MaoZedong! However, do you know there is a story in his life？——One of his pajamas lasted twenty years，73 patches on it; the number of patches on a towel reached more than 70;One pair of slippers was worn for more than 20 years.Even great leaders can do it, so why can’t we?
Actually, there are many things we can do in daily life, such as : the other side of the used exercise book can be used as draft paper; The water for washing rice can be used to water flowers, and the water for washing clothes can be used for rags; Finished beverage bottles can also be made into a variety of decorations; Some bottles of different pigments can be set in the lamp tube as color paper, both beautiful and easy to save resources.
Diligence and frugality are the traditional virtues of our Chinese nation but also principles that everyone must follow. Dear friends, we are in the prime of life now, for saving more resources, let us hand in hand, start from little by little, start from now, eliminate extravagance and waste, practice economy！
Our living conditions are good now, and we no longer worry about lacking food. But dear friends, have you ever thought, we can have such good life, good education, it is by our ancestors’ hard working, by their every bit of thrift. Therefore, don’t forget their sacrifice, don’t forget to be frugal ，don’t forget to cherish the good life created by our ancestors.
“A humble abode though this is, my virtues make it smell sweet.”It doesn’t matter if we live in difficult environments or have a hard life. As long as we have a noble character and rich knowledge, we will not feel that we are inferior to others.
So dear students, even if we are rich, we do not have to buy expensive and extravagant clothes, even if we have the conditions, even if we can afford it, we don’t have to waste too much money to cause too much waste. We should learn from our predecessors, develop the habit of thrift, learn from the ancients, and develop our own noble character. Thrift is a virtue. It is easier to save than to create. It starts with me, it starts from my side”. Thrift is a wisdom, Thrift should become a habit and an atmosphere. Setting up a conservation-oriented society needs the common participation and common action of the whole society. Finding the lost consciousness of saving starts from saving a drop of water, saving kilowatt hour, saving a piece of paper, saving a grain of rice.Perseverance in the construction of energy-saving society will save this heirloom and carry it further forward！
That’s all for today, thank you all!