Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Is It Me or I Attract People to Open Up their Happy and Sad Tales?
Today, is a rather eventful day for me. I was on my way to work and met an old woman in her late 60's. She was standing with her cane while waiting for the bus. And so, I approached her and greeted her, "Bonjour!" However, she lost it and cried telling me that her son died at 40. She's rambling and she said, I'd rather want God to take my life instead of my son's. So, writing this entry right now is kinda heavy for me and for all of you who's following my blog. Anyways, I tried to console her and comfort her but I know that's there's no perfect words to ease the pain of a mother who just lost a son. Oh, well, I pray that she would survived this trial.
Then, just as I was trying to process what we had just discussed and telling me not to get married and don't have kids, so that I will avoid pain and the whole nine yards...Then, I got another call from a friend, who's also suffering from something and she's venting whatever it is that's bothering her. Gosh, I felt like my energy is drained and to give my time, and little bit of advice to people is really overwhelming but I felt blessed in a way that people find me approachable and that they can "open up" to me at anytime. Through the years, I have these tons of stories where close family and friends and strangers alike open their hearts out to me. It's so amazing and a blessing to be a part of their lives. I am grateful that even if I have my own "trials, challenges" or whatever you call it, I just forget them all and focused on helping others.
Life is indeed full of surprises everyday. We just have to be ready when to reach out and help those who needs us. I'd rather be of help. It makes my day and I feel good. And as for me, I thank God I was ready to help..Let us sow good deeds and do it with love.