For three days now we really had a nice weather in our town so our cabalens were so happy about it I guess…..Our street vendors and peddlers, laborers, construction workers who work hard for a living are more pleased as well…..We can see how difficult it is for them to earn a living when we really have a bad weather….
It’s really hard to earn a living….Even in the modern world we suffer from recessions….What more with those who have less….the more they suffer…..Imagine a construction worker in the Phils. would only earn 450 pesos a day (the highest he could get…this is about 10 dollars)….and the average construction worker would earn 250 or 350 pesos a day….and they need to support their families with basic needs….Paano nga naman?….
I just thought of this because we keep on complaining about our work at times yet we do not know there are more people who suffer more than we do…..Like in our case I’m a public school teacher and I’m on vacation and I am paid even during the summer break….I think we should be thankful already of the simple graces we receive each day…..
Why are there still people who aren’t satisfied of what they have though they are already blessed?…..So I guess it’s really true that the only things that could satisfy us are the treasures that we carry in our hearts….
As one of the common tao living in this world I only have these simple stories to share as well….
I visited my godmother’s house today and gave her the gift that I hadn’t given to her on her bday….She made me feel at home and at ease with her daughters and sons and would always introduce me to whoever is with her…I was always “feeling shy” whenever she introduces me to her guests coz she always mentions how I never forget to show my gratitude to her though it has been so many years since she had supported me in my studies….The truth is I think whatever I do to her I still couldn’t equal the love that she had given me…..
Years ago she had a granddaughter who she really loved so much…..but she had cancer and died while carrying a baby with her…..the baby died as well….During the time that her granddaughter was sick was also the time when she was supporting me in my studies…..I felt like it wasn’t right to give too much to others when you yourself needed so much too…..but she was always there for us with a smile even though she herself was suffering from a loved one’s disease….She just wanted others to be happy….that is her philosophy in life….
Now thank God that though she is already 88 yrs. old she still can do some household chores… though slightly slow when she walks but still she has that lively voice with her^^……I think she deserves happiness too for making lots of people happy in this world^^
Thank God….I thought rains had to stop two days from now but instead we have a bright Sunny Sunday today…Thanks to the weather’s unpredictability….
Now I could hear my neighbors playing basketball….I could see the “potpot” man selling pandesal….I could see our neighbor mechanic fixing his sarao….It was back to normal afterall….
We’ve had experienced so many calamities all over the world and some are truly devastating..Some of us are lucky to have been given chances of continuing our lives in this world, though some have been called to rest,so for the living let us continue to make this world a wonderful place to live in….
There’s one secret that would make our lives better than you could ever imagine….Pray…pray always and show gratitude to the Father with all your heart and soul…
We are what we are today because of some people who had shaped our lives and helped us fulfill our dreams. I for one is fortunate to have been blessed with loving and generous souls.
I want to thank God for giving me loving parents a daughter or a son could have, and for giving me someone who I consider very special for she gave me unconditional love.
It happened one day, considering then that she isn’t a relative or a close family friend but just a concerned neighbor of ours, when she asked my parents permission to help me financially in my studies and let no one know about it except my family. They told her she was most welcome and made them the happiest parents on earth.
We were then financially unstable because of my late father’s disease and my parents too much generosity.They could have been financially stable back then coz my father had a really good and worthy job but he chose not to be coz like I’ve said he was too generous and loving that he never in his entire life saved for himself but gave all that he had to his relatives, to the needy, and his own family.
He was very hospitable that even when he was already sick, whenever someone visited him he made sure that the person would leave with a pot of roses or flowers with them (he was a lover of plants)as a gesture for visiting him coz we couldn’t give food or money anymore to those who usually visit us as we used to do back when we were still stable.
My beloved benefactor probably had known my family’s generosity that she chose me as one of her beneficiaries in her long list of philantrophic acts.
During my four years in college almost all my needs were provided by her. She didn’t ask us to repay her rather told me to do to others what she did for me, and I did in my own humble way.
She was awesome, wonderful, one in a million.
Two days ago I had a long conversation with her. She’s still the same person I had known years ago but much older now. No matter how old she is I still love talking to her. She remains selfless and generous as ever. I just hope I had made her proud of me coz I feel l have a long way to go to do what she had done for me.
To you Ima I am forever grateful and I love you…