“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’ Hungry not only for bread — but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing — but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks — but homeless because of rejection.” ~ Mother Teresa
Knowing that you have shared something to somebody is one of the best feelings in this world. The real measure of happiness is not having everything in this world but rather sharing whatever it is that you have to other people. It is by giving back that you actually receive more in life.
Last Sunday, I attended the Children's Day organized by one of my good friends in Davao Bloggers Society, Naprey Almario. He blogs at Behind the Rolling Chair. He has been doing charity works for five years now. He started with Back to School Giving projects where he visits different orphanages to donate some school materials. For his birthday this year, he chose to celebrate it with eighty kids from the three different orphanages in Davao namely Balay Pasilungan, Padre Pio's Home for Children and Providence Home of St. Joseph.
I'm so proud of Naprey for being an inspiration not only to the children of the charitable institutions he supports but also to everyone surrounding him. He never gets tired of extending his help to those who are in need. He can make things happen! It's something really extraordinary for the man behind the rolling chair. The world will be a better place if there are more persons like him. Let us remind ourselves that true happiness means being selfless.
Thank you to the following for making the Children's Day a Success:
- Councilor Louie Bonguyan
- Davao Bloggers
- Sweet Advocate
- Home Grown Taste Catering Services
- Behind the Rolling Chair
- Arlyn Salon
- GoNuts Donuts
- Padre Pios Home for Children
- Balay pasilungan
- Providence Home of St. Joseph