Thursday, June 23, 2011
not always proud
*Thanks to PinoyMonkeyPride of YouTube
I don't have kids yet. So I don't really know what goes on in a parent's mind when it comes to their kids. When my mother tells me that she's proud of me, I know she is...even if I make mistakes. She is proud of everything about me.
So when we say that we are proud to be Filipino, this is because acknowledge our abilities. May it be in the arts, sports, business, or politics. We know we can be the best at certain things because certain fellow Filipinos have done it for us. They represent us. They take in blows, criticisms, pain, and pressure for all the rest of the Pinoys worldwide. They share their gifts.
SHARING is out of love.
Love for our other neighbors is what we lack. We see homeless people, the sick, the hungry, the dying.. yeah, we feel sad for them and all. But do we love them enough to actually do something about what we see? Heck, we even brush off beggars on a daily basis!
We are not expected to feed a whole group of hungry people or even a single family. Simple actions should be enough.
Feed a homeless person for a day. Talk to them. Acknowledge their existence. I've done my part...it feels pretty good you know. Whether I have enough money for the day or not, I still do. Seriously..but I always remind myself that my situation is and always has been by far much better than theirs.