Have you received presents you didn’t expect? If you did, how was it?
There are times you feel surreal, fantastic, complete and happy. Just happy. Today is a dull and ordinary day for me. Nothing yet excites me amidst the December, Christmas season feels. Maybe because I still have a lot of things to think over. (Whatever I feel today, I just feel so low)
Unexpected Present sent from the Children
This will be my second time receiving a present from the children I supported. It’s a present of gratitude. They genuinely thank me for including them in my monthly budget. And for the second time, I was so touched to the extent that my tears started to fall. (goosebumps feels)
I still don’t know them, none of them I still haven’t got a glimpse of their faces. Only one thing did I know, they need someone to care for them, to support them and to love them. And a family and a home they can call their own.
I don’t know what their personalities and approaches to life are. What I know of is that they are neglected and abandoned children who wanted to live the life they deserve. And I suppose to say, I give them the courage to realize what they are hoping and wishing for.
I must admit, I always do complain about my life, and what I was going through but little did I know that it’s nothing compared to the pain they feel the moment they breath and no one wanted to love them the way my parents love me.
I draw the courage and honestly those children who wrote me a letter encouraged me to be grateful everyday of all that I have, I don’t have and everything in between. They really are an inspiration to a heart of mine.
A letter makes my heart flutter
It’s true. I am into letters and I love it so much. How can I describe it? For me, words written in the form of a letter are sincere. In a letter, I feel the emotions of the person who wrote it. The feeling is shared with me. That is I always feel every time I receive one.
Thank you, #SOSFriends.
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PS. A letter of appreciation written last December. Just now, I got the chance to post this.
The Girl Behind,