I saw some guys wearing these shirts saying "There is a GREAT deal in what you do VOLUNTARILY for others."
Smile. (kahit antok nako at giniginaw pauwe ng 9am - later i found out antaas na pala ng lagnat ko). Then I asked myself, "When is the last time I actually made a good deed?" Well I remembered some, but not that spectacular.
Despite my anterograde amnesia, I can still clearly remember all those little yet great acts of kindness done by strangers to me when Im mostly in need. These cases include being stucked in a situation wherein you need someone badly and then - a hero comes along ang drama. Seriously, these were strangers you didnt expect to help you.
Let me share 3 of the best/unforgettable acts of kindness I've experienced.
BED, Orosa-Nakpil Malate
I really have to be maingat in making kwento of this one.. ;)
That was my first time in Bed, a bit scared of course. Probably Dec 2004. Im not that shocked so Im enjoying the crowd. And to my kaengotan, I dropped Ria (name of my N6230. Now you know who is Ria and Andrew!) which I bought for P17,000, and that was just 4 weeks ago! Namutla ako. I tried searching it on the floor. The place of course is crowded, dark, and loud- so i felt that there is no chance of finding Ria there. Hopeless!And sad.. Then someone approached me and asked what i was looking for. I said I dropped my phone. Before I know it EVERYONE in the ground floor has lit their cellphones and lighters and everyone is searching for it. Then someone from a far said "Is this your phone?" I said YES! Everyone clapped and cheered "Happy New Year to you girl!"
My phone was found uhm like 6 feet away from where I dropped it. Luckily Im WITH THE CROWD NA WALANG MAGNANAKAW (or dahil kasi they are all rich and noble). Surprising for a club na nde magkanakawan. This is one of the many reasons why I have high respect to this crowd/community/world.
It was my first week as a freshman, so that's 2001. Maybe I look tatanga-tanga or dahil I was in orange then (striking na mukhang ponkan) kaya someone snatched my BACKPACK. Well, he's is more engot kasi how can he snatch it e nakasukbit un in my two arms. So he forced to get it from me, actually I was really planning to give it to him but because he is pulling at the wrong side of the BACKPACK, mas nasasaktan lang ako pero nakaipit pa din ung bag sa balikat ko. He hit me with something, basta I cant remember if it's painful or not because im so scared. Worst is EVERYONE ELSE is only watching us! Parang they are so immune of that holdup incident. Finally, a PASSENGER from a jeep held the nasty man and helped me. I just cried and left. I forgot to tell that PASSENGER the line "Thank You so much, do you know today is my birthday?"
Lolo, church samen
My x-bf (kelangan sa story) and I used to go to this church at this very particular time. And over the years, we met resident church-goers too who hear mass at the same time that we do. One of these is the old couple. We used to smile and nod to each other after mass. Fast-forward, one Sunday after two years of that routine, the lolo noticed that Im beginning to attend the Mass alone. He approached and talked to me "Where is he?" I just smiled. Maybe he felt that I was somehow in pain, he invited me to his house. Btw, the lolo is also alone that day, and I didnt even ask where his wife is. I think it's OK so I said YES I can go to his house. Sumakay kame ng pedicab, and to my surprise- it stopped in a super big house! I was shocked, all this time I never thought they could be that rich. hehe The house could held up a practice of a team for a cheering competition - with 5-layered pyramid ah. Moving on, what surprised me more is when the lolo directed me to a room where his wife is lying- with a dextrose. His wife had a heart-attack pala so he was having a hard time also. In the end before I went home, he thanked me for lightening up daw his and her wife's spirits. Natuwa naman ako. Did he know that he lightened up my day too?
Now what's your best act of kindness story? Share naman jan! (--,)