Wednesday, April 29

Hunger, Starvation, Deprivation

I remember the time when I walked out from the breakfast table because I didn't like what was served. I thought to myself, "Nah. I don't wanna eat that. It doesn't taste good." My mother, the most understanding and patient person in the world, asked me on what I wanted to eat. So I told her that I want something else. She stood up and prepared my meal. On that morning, I had a cup of rice, slices of chicken nuggets and a cup of hot chocolate. I did enjoy my breakfast on that day.

It was a hot afternoon, I stepped out my room and headed to the refrigerator to find something to drink. I opened the door of the fridge and looked for my all-time favorite juice drink. I was dismayed when I didn't find what I was looking for. I called my mom and complained. She called the maid and asked her to make an orange juice instead. I went back to my room with a glass of juice in my hand but I was so pissed off.

Those were just some of the stupid things I did when I wasn't still aware of how blessed I am for being able to eat three times a day, to have merienda anytime I want to and to eat any food I crave for.

Thanks to the one incident that made me realize that I was so wrong and to my parents who taught me that I should be thankful that i am not one of:
- those street children who beg for food
- those persons who look for food in the garbage can
- those beggars who stay outside the churches
- those robbers who steal in order to have something to eat
- those badjao children who swim in deep waters to get the coins thrown by the insensitive persons who make fun of them
- those who sleep overnight with an empty stomach
- those babies who cry for they have no milk to drink
and the like..


In our little ways, we can help end hunger/starvation/deprivation..

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