Follow up sa previous post ko, https://clinquantlife.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/wisdom-in-helping-others/ regarding sa kapatid na biktima ng Yolanda.
Instead of kupkupin at patirahin sa kanila, he computed ang magagastos for 1 year na sila ay pakakainin at patitirahin at ito ay pinagawa niya ng tindahan, in one slot sa aming maliit na puwestong pangkomersyal. “Itatayo po namin itong tindahan para po mayroon silang pagkakakitaan. Kahit na sila ay nasa ibang lugar, hindi po sila aasa sa iba at ang kanilang tiwala sa sarili ay di masisira.”
He applied the wisdom of the Chinese proverb: “Give a man to fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime.’
He even added, that: “pag napalago niya ito, makakatulong pa siya sa iba (italics mine, to give emphasis)”
That was in December, 2013.
Fast forward to May, 2016 or roughly 2 years and 5 months after we agreed on renting one (1) space.
Now, they occupy two (2) spaces and mabili sa puwesto nila, sometimes even the parking slot for pasyente sa clinic ng wife ko ay naooccupy ng mamimili.
I am happy to hear that one day they are already operating a grocery, even if it means moving out of our spaces.
Live proof ng tamang pagtulong sa kapuwa. He did not give them a fish. He did not teach them how to fish. He gave “live tutorial” on how to fish, eat and help others.
Mendicancy ended and helpings hands extended.
Perseverance. Right Attitude. Hardwork. Trust in God.
Rolled into one.
Rising from Calamity the right way?
“Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted. The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten. Give me Your eyes so I can see – Brandon Heath