Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Oh, God, Forgive Me When I Whine

(Author Unknown)

Today, upon a bus, I saw a girl with golden hair
I looked at her and sighed and wished I was as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch
But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine
I have 2 legs, the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy
The lad who sold it had such charm
I talked with him a while, he seemed so very glad
If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 eyes, the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue
He stood and watched the others play
He did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew, he couldn't hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 ears, the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset's glow.
With ears to hear what I would know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, The world is mine.

Last Sunday, the Philippine Association of Secretaries and Admin Professionals had our outreach program with the Guardian Angels School (school for children with orthopedic disabilities) as our beneficiary. We gathered about 15 children from the school and looking at them made me feel so blessed. Sometimes, I whine about how fat I am or how ugly the pimple on my face looks but seeing these kids, I felt ashamed for complaining a lot. Some of these kids couldn't even walk, couldn't talk well and have those deformities in their body but they never complain. They even tried their best to sing for us and they have a big smile on their face. And I'm glad we had this activity in our association even if it would take spending my entire Sunday for these kids. It was all worth it and really fulfilling.


Rex said...

Hello Malou! Maiba naman. hehehe. Very successful Kundirana concert dito sa Dagupan! Kundirana fever! hehehe. BTW, I spoke with Kundirana manager...they're archiving documents re: Kundirana - 35 years. I remembered you mentioned Vince Alaras wrote you a letter in '95. Nanghihingi siya ng copy para may representation sa JBS. ;-) Can you send me a scanned copy of the letters to my email: chimp_rex@yahoo.com? Thanks!

MHALOU said...

ngee...sige will try to check my treasure box if I still have it.