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Elixir for Kids
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Tiku and Piku
Tiku and Piku are good little children. Tiku is five years old, and Piku is four years old. Tiku is a good boy, and Piku is a good girl. They are honest, intelligent, and polite. They are very civil and very smart. They never cry to their mom, dad, teachers, or friends. They eat whatever food Mom and Dad make for them.
Tiku and Piku wake up at six thirty every morning. After they wake up, they go to the bathroom. Tiku and Piku never forget to brush their teeth, and they love to take showers every day. When Tiku and Piku are clean, they put on their new, neat, clean clothes. They never make messes in their closet.
Next, Tiku and Piku go to the kitchen to eat their breakfast. When they complete their breakfast, they are ready to go to school.
Some days, Tiku and Piku don't have breakfast at home. On those days, they have their breakfast in the school cafeteria with their friends. If Tiku and Piku make a mess with their food by mistake, they always try to clean it up right away.
Tiku and Piku spend almost four hours in school. They always listen to their teacher. Tiku and Piku gain new knowledge and ideas every day in school. They like to make pictures and color. They both like to play puzzles and games. Tiku and Piku always get stars from their teacher because they do well on their schoolwork.
Tiku and Piku visit the school library every day. They love to read books. They are always looking for new books to read.
Tiku and Piku play with their friends at school. They play soccer, ride the swings, and go cycling. When they play, they really enjoy the game. They know outdoor games are good for their health.
When class is over, they come back to their house with their dad and mom. They eat their lunch with some salad and fruits like bananas, apples, papayas, watermelons, and strawberries. They love to drink milk and eat yogurt. They know that fruits and vegetables have no fat or cholesterol. Fat and cholesterol can be dangerous to a person's health.
Tiku and Piku are very good children; when they come back from school, they always put their backpacks, clothes, and shoes in their proper places. They never throw these things around like bad children do.
When they finish their lunch, they do their homework every day. After they finish their homework, they feel tired, so they want to rest for at least two hours. At about three in the afternoon, they wake up and watch television — a good children's channel. Every time they watch TV, they enjoy it and gain new knowledge.
After almost two hours of watching TV, they love to play outside the house. They play soccer and go cycling. When they feel hot, they love to swim. After playing outside, Tiku and Piku come back to the house and rest for almost thirty minutes. Then they play some learning games on the computer. They like to do puzzles and math games.
Every day at around seven in the evening, Mom makes some food for the family. When dinner is ready, Tiku and Piku eat dinner with Dad and Mom. They enjoy eating many vegetables, bread, meat, rice, nuts, fresh pickles, and salad. Tiku and Piku love to eat everything fresh. They do not eat ready-made and junk food, because they know only fresh foods have good nutrition — vitamins, minerals, protein, sugar, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, calories, cholesterol, and sodium properly balanced for a fit body.
Sometimes Dad wants to drink some liquor and beer, and Mom wants to drink some wine. Tiku and Piku ask their dad and mom why they want to drink those things. They know those things are not good for people's health. Their teacher often tells them about the negative effects of liquor, beer, and wine.
One very interesting thing is that when Tiku and Piku eat and drink, they never make a mess. They never cry for special food. They love everything Mom makes for the family.
After dinner, Tiku and Piku again watch TV programs until nine at night. While they watch TV, Mom and Dad clean the kitchen area and get ready to go to bed. Before sleep, Tiku, Piku, Dad, and Mom drink one glass of milk each and every night.
Tiku and Piku know many good things about culture and life. They learn from their dad, mom, teachers, and good friends. The following are some of the things Tiku and Piku always do:
apologize if they make a mistake
respect their elders and love their peers
listen to others
correct their mistakes
finish their food instead of wasting it and throwing it in the trash
stay neat and clean
read new books
read kids' magazines regularly
avoid arguing with anybody
trust valid reasons
admit to their mistakes
love to organize everything
stay in a good mood
ask questions only when necessary
Tiku and Piku also like to sing unique songs, such as "Grab the Time":
Grab the time, grab the time, grab your time.
Time is fast flying, flying, flying, flying.
Once you lose your time, never grab it again.
That's a reason to grab your time, grab, grab, grab.
Time says, do your job, all the daytime.
Never do your job late in the nighttime.
Night is for sleep and rest for you.
So do your job all the daytime.
If you lose your time, you lose everything.
You can't get back the same time again.
Count all your time: year, month, day,
Hour, minute, second, with a whole day.
Never count your time only once a day.
You can't get back the same exact day again.
Time will never wait for you and should be followed.
Try to fly with your time; keep it in your mind.
A Visit to the Store
One day, Tiku and Piku went to the store with Dad to buy some groceries. They looked at many fruits and vegetables like beans, cauliflower, cucumbers, limes, oranges, papayas, bananas, bread, cereal, jam, coffee, rice, broccoli, nuts, butter, meat, and sugar.
Tiku and Piku saw a boy who looked like he was twelve years old take a bottle of beer. That bad boy kept the beer inside his jacket and looked around for other things. Tiku and Piku both went to the counter and told the store owner about the bad boy.
The store owner went to the bad boy and asked about the beer. The boy lied to the store owner and said he did nothing. But the store owner did not believe the boy. He searched the boy and found the beer in the boy's pocket. When the store owner found the beer bottle, the boy tried to run from the store. But immediately, police come into the store, because the store owner had already called the police. The police arrested the bad boy.
The store owner and all the people were very happy with Tiku and Piku for their good job. All the people kissed and hugged them. The store owner really appreciated Tiku, Piku, and their dad. He rewarded Tiku and Piku with some candy, pens, and books. Not only the store owner but the police officer and the other customers loved them and rewarded Tiku and Piku. The children received many gifts for their actions.
The next day, the local newspaper put a story about the good job Tiku and Piku did on the front page. Tiku and Piku also watched a news story about their good deed on a local TV channel. After that, Tiku and Piku were rewarded by their school too. Tiku and Piku became role models for honesty and doing the right thing. Thanks to the honesty of Tiku and Piku, their dad and mom were also rewarded at their jobs.
Tiku and Piku decorated the house with all of their rewards.CHAPTER 3
Jacky lived with his dad; his mom; his younger brother, Rockey; and his younger sister, Tina. His dad was a farmer. The family lived in a rural area. Jacky was eighteen years old. His dad and mom were always working in the fields. Since Jacky was older than his brother and sister, he was always being asked by his dad to do things around the house.
One day, Dad felt sick and asked Jacky to go to the store and buy some medicine and some fruit, like apples and bananas. Jacky was busy playing a video game and so he did not pay attention to his dad. It was half an hour before he was finally ready to go to the store. His dad gave him some money.
As Jacky headed out, he saw a bus far away. He was walking slowly, and so he missed the first bus. He sat down on a bench at the station and dozed off. After thirty minutes, another bus came, but Jacky missed that one too. He had to wait another thirty minutes for the next bus to come. Jacky took that third bus, ninety minutes after he started out. Almost two hours later, Jacky reached the store.
Jacky bought the medicine, apples, and bananas, and started back home. He went back to the bus station, but there was no bus. He looked at the bus schedule and saw that he had to wait fifteen more minutes. He took that bus and headed back to his house.
When Jacky reached his house with the medicine, he found that it was useless now. His dad had passed away just one second before.
Jacky started to cry. He regretted his carelessness and negligence. Jacky remembered that he had lost more than two hours with the bus. Now he had lost his love, his support, his base, and the ground on which he and his mom, brother, and sister could stand. Now Jacky knew the importance of time, but at the cost of his dad's life. If he had been serious and paid attention to his dad, maybe this wouldn't have happened.
Later on, at school one day, Jacky saw that one of his friends had a new iPad. His friend could read and play so many games on his new device. His friend told Jacky that his dad had just bought it for him. Jacky loved that iPad. He asked his mom to buy him one, but Mom said she had no money. She had enough problems buying food and clothes, and paying the bills for the utilities on time.
Jacky had no new clothes, shoes, and bag like his friends. He had no pen and paper. Jacky couldn't ask to his mom to buy them, because he knew that she was having money problems. Jacky missed his dad every moment. Whatever he needed, nobody could give him.
Since his dad's death, Jacky felt his life was very different. Before, he had been very happy. Whatever he needed, he could get from his dad. After his dad died, he was not happy like before. Now he felt that every single day of his life was very hard and different from the past. Jacky remembered that sometimes he'd argued with his dad about something he wanted. He couldn't do that now, because his mom couldn't make money like his dad.
One day, Jacky went to school barefoot because he had no shoes. His mom couldn't afford them. A small piece of broken glass cut his foot, which bled a lot. Because of that, Jacky was hospitalized for a week. He couldn't go to school for a month.
Every step of his life, Jacky regretted his negligence and carelessness. He clearly understood the importance of his dad and the importance of time. After the demise of his dad, Jacky learned good practical lessons for every step of his life. Now he was determined to use every second of his life only for positive and creative purposes. Jacky determined that he would:
avoid negligence and carelessness;
pay attention to what his mom and his teachers said;
listen carefully to others;
be always ready to help his mom;
never sleep unnecessarily;
understand the seriousness of his situation;
never waste time;
read books, if he was free;
try to convince others not to be negligent in any matter; and
wear old clothes and shoes, if they were clean.CHAPTER 4
Every Single Penny
José was a good boy. His dad was a businessman. His mom was a housewife. Dad, Mom, José, and his younger sister, Kelly, lived in the big city. Dad was always busy with his business. Mom helped with the business as much as she could.
José was thirteen years old and Kelly was ten. The two of them played together and helped each other complete their homework. They loved each other.
Dad gave José and Kelly money for their lunch. Sometimes he gave them more money than necessary because they didn't have time to make food at home. Every day, when José and his sister went to school, they bought chips, sandwiches, candy, and so on for their lunch. Sometimes José gave money to his friends to buy some food if they didn't have enough. José believed he had lots of money. He didn't care about money because his dad gave him more than necessary.
One day, some bad people stole some stuff from José's dad's store. Afterward, his dad was very busy. He had to go to the police station and the courthouse. Dad was concentrating so much on the robbery that he forgot to give lunch money to José and his sister. José couldn't buy anything because he had no money now. José asked his friends, but nobody would give him even a penny. They were not good friends — they all were selfish. The whole day, José and his sister had to go hungry because they couldn't buy anything.
José remembered all the times in the past when he had helped his friends and bought food for them with his money. Now, he and his sister knew the importance of every single penny. After that, they held on to their pennies. They thought they could use those pennies if they had a problem in the future.
José and Kelly learned their lesson. When Dad gave them more money than necessary, they would save every single penny in a piggy bank. When the piggy bank was full, they would open it and use it for things that they needed.
After one year, José and Kelly saw that their piggy bank was full. They opened it up and counted their money. They had $304. José and Kelly showed their money to their dad and mom. Dad bought an iPad for them with that money. José and Kelly enjoyed the iPad. They read many books and played many games. When José and Kelly used their iPad, they became much smarter than before.CHAPTER 5
Sean and Patrik were two brothers who lived with their dad and mom. Dad's name was Charlie. Sean was fourteen years old and Patrik was twelve. Their Dad was a social worker. He always helped poor people, and when he did, he tried to teach them and tell them to do things to better their lives and society. His advice was as follows:
Nobody has to be idle.
Workless is useless.
Never compromise with dirt and mess.
Charlie believed that everybody must have work of some kind. The kind of work didn't matter if the work was done honestly. Anybody living without work was useless. Uselessness in life was a symbol of death.
Some people listened to Charlie and some people did not. Those who listened changed their lives in a positive way and didn't need to be taught again. Those people who were not ready to listen to Charlie always had some sort of problem.
They had to beg money from people. They tried to steal. They lied all the time. They were arrested and sent to jail. In fact, they felt no difference between home and jail.
Because of his busy job, Charlie had no time to take care of his sons properly. Nevertheless, Sean and Patrik were very good boys when they ware young. They enjoyed reading and playing together.
One day, Sean was sick and couldn't go to school. Patrik went to school by himself. Unfortunately, he meet new people on the way as he walked to school alone. The new people came up to Patrik and started talking to him. One of them asked Patrik about his dad, mom, and other family members.
The next day, those new people met with Patrik again. They give him candy. After that, every day, the new people walked with Patrik and gave him things. One day, they gave him money. Another day, they gave him a cigarette, but Patrik refused to take that at first. Eventually, though, Patrik did smoke a cigarette given to him by the new people. Day after day, those people gave him cigarettes, drugs, and marijuana. After almost a month, Patrik was addicted.
Once Patrik became fully addicted to the drugs, the new people gave him nothing, but they still met him every day. Patrik started to steal money from his dad's wallet to buy drugs because he needed at least one dose every day. After that, he didn't like to eat with his family. He didn't like to go to school. He didn't like to talk to Sean and his friends. He didn't like to play with Sean. He only wanted to smoke and take drugs.
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Table of Contents
1. Tiku and Piku, 1,
2. A Visit to the Store, 7,
3. One Second, 9,
4. Every Single Penny, 13,
5. New People, 17,
6. Enemies, 21,
7. Please, Money for Food, 25,
8. Knowledge, 29,
9. The Consequences of Lying, 31,
10. Ideal State, 35,