Red cross x Bible study
01 Tuesday May 2012
Last tuesday (March 17) was an unexpected and amazing day for me. Just below our office was a Red Cross booth that tries to encourage office-based people to be part of their organization. Even though i had little left from my savings (because my salary was on hold for a month), i still tried to give a portion of my commute and food allowance. It’s when you think of others more than yourself that matters most. Aside from being able to mark something off from my bucket list (join something of a worthy cause), i was able to help raise funds for Red Cross when natural calamity and disaster strike. It was such a fulfilling feeling to know that you were able to make a difference even in a small way. I’ve been wanting to join outreach programs and i know that one day i’ll be able to save a life by donating blood too. Thank you Lord for this chance to help others. I’m now a Red Cross member! :’)
And just before the day ends, i have decided to join the Bible study near our office. Ate Ning and ate Andi have been inviting me for weeks already and it was the first time i have actually committed to come (even though i still had no means of going home to the south). We said our praise reports and confessions. I was beyond grateful for being there. I was the one who read the bible verse and as i listen to what the group has been saying about the word of God, I was really enlightened and uplifted. Each of us has gifts and talents that God wants us to sow and reap. We need not to hide it because it will bear fruit in the end. I also learned that when you’ve been down on the ground and you can’t pick yourself up anymore, maybe channeling the strength left in you through helping others will make a difference to you and to them. And in relationships, you need a third person (who is God) to keep you together just like a rope.
People always say that i’m too nice or too kind. With all humility aside, i think there’s nothing wrong with it being labeled like that. As long as i’m being real and i’m not stepping on other people’s feelings or beliefs then i’m being a good person. It’s okay if i’ll be blamed for my failures, be bashed for being annoyingly optimistic (but not blind), be criticized for my stubbornness or be judged for my too-nice personality. Because i’d rather be charged for it than be accused for something that i am not like being plain mean through words and actions. And for the record, i’m not a fashion blogger (no offense but i dont think im fashionable to be called one haha). I’m just a plain normal blogger who prefers substance over style. Plus, my (small) number of subscribers or followers doesn’t measure my blog’s worth bec as long as my influence with my readers is positive or inspiring then i still have a purpose in this planet. And maybe this day proved me that.