Last Christmas I was mulling on giving something to my growing staff at the agency where I’m currently employed.
And yes, it’s a bit off writing this a month after Christmas. But Christmas isn’t just a holiday event that’s marked by a date on our yearly calendar wantonly being waited upon by people to remind them of an upcoming merry occasion that needed to be celebrated.
The meaning of Christmas lies in the heart of giving. We forget that the spirit of Christmas is best seen through the eyes of the recipient.
As in previous years, I donated the whole amount that I budgeted as a gift for my staff to a program that the Sacred Heart is Jesus Parish sustains. It’s called Sponsor a Child that provides the tuition fee for one year to a child in the community around us for a Montessori education.
These three kids are the recipients for the year on behalf of a donation made on behalf of the Center for Drug Regulation of the Food and Drug Administration.
The program still needs a lot of donors and each child’s program will cost only P3500 per child per year.
In our lifetime, I’m sure that people have provided us a lift in our lives chasing our dreams. That meant that some had to give up a couple of wants in order to provide our needs or pursue our dreams.
I hope that some of my readers get to share a little of what they have with those who have less in life through programs like these.
An atmosphere of being able to pay it forward is a gesture of perpetual kindness.
After all, heaven in their eyes is a tangible dream for the heart that’s willing to share.