Haven’t read books in a while, but I got this recently in National’s sale box. And glad I did. It made me inspired again, and brought back the volunteerism spirit that seemed lulling for a while. Just like any other projects and ideas and aspirations that I have unconsciously (or maybe deliberately) “abandoned” because of everyday grinding schedules and stress (alibi, alibi)…
Been thinking when was the last time that I made meaningful acts of volunteerism or deliberate act of charity works? In past years, I usually took time to plan and schedule and save for those “events”. Maybe its not too late again. Well, nothing is too late if one starts NOW.
In my small way, will do something meaningful to help or any random act of kindness everyday starting Today (again).
Week 2 – Go Read Those Books and Be Inspired
Kindness Girl… Because Kindness Changes Everything…
I love this blogsite! It is full of warmth and goodness and of course, kindness… It chronicles one mum’s ideas, projects and actions of kindness…. Ms. Patience Salgado must have a very big heart and she inspires so many people. BEING kind by itself is one thing but SHOWING kindness either small, menial, random, deliberate, grand or simple, almost everyday and every moment is one great and noble feat. And I admire Ms Salgado’s for her deeds and mission!
See for yourself and be inspired! Kindness Girl…
And one of my favorite entries is about
5 things to do when doors are closing…
By the way, her photographs are amazing too!
The 11th year of gift-giving… with my former colleagues at SGV and also with my consistent generous Puregold auditors! Dami bata! 700 kids… and miron… We also prepared special gifts for special kids in need… haay so touching…
It was a fine day last Sunday December 12, everything was set and in order… the volunteers know what to do… the gifts and stuff were all collected and wrapped… the pillow bears were already tagged with donors/volunteers name! All set… We then all went to Burol Bulacan, at the Philippine Children Mission residence… a humble house of 18 orphans aging 5-18… they have a thing in common… they are children of leprosy patients at Tala. Since their parents couldn’t take care of them, this Foundation has this mission to rear them. They are all amazingly warm, nice and well-mannered kids. Their guardian, Ate Ellen, is amazingly great having taking care all of them, single-handedly, on meager budget and resources!
It was again a great experience for all of us (my cousins, tsikiting, titas and audit staff went with me). They were all delighted with our gifts and Jollibee food… We played with them, sing with them and just made kwento with them. Saya!
Where: Hospicio de San Jose
When: December 4, 2010
It was a great day to do good deeds! (just like everyday, but this time, it’s different!)… Project K for Kindness started early this year, and it started at Hospicio de San Jose (the oldest orphanage institution in the Phils)…this is my 11th year, but every year is different experience… this time it was soooo heart-warming, touching, joyful and emotional one! all-in-one! It’s as if these orphan kids helped US more, more than we tried cheering them. Our gifts to them is of little value than the gift they have given us—learning to feel to be more compassionate again. There was great realization about some realities of life. haaay… and while we are busy doing our everyday stuff, there are people who struggling and surviving (orphans) and sacrificing (volunteers).
There was Liezl, Edward, Hannah, Kaye and many other toddlers same age as my Aliya, all wanting to be touched and cared for… haay…. Well, I know this emotional stuff will be too “heavy” for me on this kind of places… but anyway, I will still go on on this project even it is not christmas-time.
Thank by the way to all the volunteers and sponsors! They are really so great. I named a Project K Bear for each one of them… Thank you…
I came across this site by chance while browsing my widgets and I signed-in to join. Please check this out and be part of this simple act that will eventually make a history…
Hmmmp… same title with that of my blog site… interesting…
click here or on pic below
I will add this task in my 101 in 1001….
I set again today this 29-day Giving Challenge (part 2).
Just want to rekindle again in me the spirit of kindness and charity.
In a way, I can be more sensitive about others and their plights and pleasures.
And this also promotes “abundance mentality,” right!?
The challenge starts now: October 10, 2010 (10-10-10 adds to 30, just a variation of 29-day giving challenge)
Day 1: A star pillow to our assistant
Day 2: Lunch treat a friend
Day 3: The book “The Obvious” by Lloyd Luna to a staff
Day 4: A birthday ampaw for our assistant
Day 5: A packed lunch to a collegue
Day 6: A lunch, coffee, cake with Papi
Day 7: Grocery pack for Mama and Daddy
Day 8: Celfone to cousin