[To My Friends] FRI 28 JUL 2017–Let’s treat our parents with care, kindness and respect

Nichiren Daishonin admonishes, “In the course of a day one at least smiles twice or thrice in [the parents’] direction.”(*) Let’s engage with our mothers and fathers with a smile and remember to convey our appreciation with words. Let’s treat our parents with care, kindness and respect with the spirit of repaying our debt of gratitude. (*)”Four Virtues and Four Debts of Gratitude,” WND Vol. 2, p. 636.

[To My Friends] WOW MON 24 JUL 2017–Let’s spend summer fostering cordial friendship

Our voice and the written word are the driving force for kosen-rufu. Let’s engage in dialogue brimming with our best wishes and goodwill and send postcards and letters conveying our heartfelt message. Let’s spend summer fostering cordial friendship. Translation of “Words of the Week” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application. http://www.daisakuikeda.org (write tmf_daily@icloud.com for daily mailings)

[To My Friends] FRI 21 JUL 2017–Let’s express our appreciation to the families who offer their homes for meetings

Let’s express our appreciation to the families who offer their homes or other facilities for meetings and activities. Strictly observe the time, don’t be wasteful of electricity or water, be careful of how and where you park your bicycle or other vehicles, and avoid loud chatter on the street. Let’s exercise even more courtesy and consideration of the family and neighbors than when we are in our own homes.