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    Belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  If you look around us, there’s a lot to be thankful for.  Aside from being thankful we should also learn to be content with who we are and what we have in our life.  It’s not bad to aim a goal we want to reach but not to the extend [...]

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Give Back and Give Thanks

By Glynn Galla

Today, Sunday a very nice day, though it’s quite gloomy it didn’t rain here in the south. I wake up so early in the morning because I had worked related training. The training is held in the main store in downtown.

As I was on the train, it wasn’t as busy because it was Sunday, going downtown is nice and beautiful, not too much people and weather was just a right in its coldness.

When I pass by the stampede area you could never tell that this city was in a state of calamity before, and as I’m taking off the train on the first street station, I didn’t realize how colder it was.

I thought the bus that I will take is there right away, but I have to wait for another 20 minutes. Good thing while I’m waiting I did grasp a Wi-Fi connection so I was good until the 6:30 am bus arrived.

While riding the bus, you can see the street clear with all busy people walking. Still cold, I get off the bus and walk for a bit to the store for training.

I didn’t realize that the training will only take 3 straight hours, not as fun though, but very helpful for my work. As soon as I’m finished with my training, I bought a breakfast, went out from the store and instead taking the bus back to the train station, I decided to take for a little walk.

Right off from the block, the sun’s rays really shines out all throughout. As I was walking downtown street, memories like 4 years ago flashes back like wind timeline.

The time when I was working in downtown, new to the place, I was just trying to keep my phase and thinking what kind of fortune awaits for me, and now 4 years later, walking on the same street with different aspirations now.

Not too far from where I was walking, I came across with a man, asking for some spare change, maybe he was asking to buy breakfast, without thinking twice, my reflexes was so fast to hand my breakfast sandwich that I was holding. “Take this” those are the only words that I uttered that time and smiled. As soon as I gave my breakfast sandwich I felt an unusual feeling of happiness, an inner happiness that money can’t buy.

I never forget that it’s Sunday and it’s my Sunday obligation too at that church. Timing indeed after reaching the center street I make to a point that I can join the Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

I really feel good when you hear the words of God, give back and give thanks. A feeling of righteousness that no matter how busy you are No matter how occupied you maybe don’t forget to Give Back and Give Thanks.









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