Friday, November 15, 2013

We are Grateful Indeed!

It's been more than a week now since my beloved Philippines was hit by typhoon Haiyan.  And it has been a week now too since I last talked about it across my 5 blogs.The week passed by quickly but I still feel the concern of the people at work and some people here who knew that I am from the Philippines.

The outpouring of concern is overwhelming for me even if I was not directly affected by the storm and neither was my family. But still just knowing that I am a Filipino probably matters to them because I represent my beloved country.

The whole world watched. But the world did not stop there. Soon enough the world stopped talking about wars and set aside for a moment their differences for a common goal - to help the Philippines. The world showed us Filipinos that we are not alone. They had shown in more ways than one that after all people are basically good and compassion is not a myth.
 
Video Credit: Anderson Cooper 
Being a Filipino, I know that soon enough my countrymen will recover. We are resilient by nature. Our spirit is not easily weakened by trials and sufferings. We are survivors. And we are always ready to lend a helping hand even if we too are sufferings. There is a sense of urgency for anyone to lend a helping hand to reach out to those who need help. And for that reason, I am Proud to be a Filipino!
The world is watching. But the world is not a passive observer. The world is actively doing something that proves that we are one people in this one world. Thank you world not only for helping us but for making us feel that we are loved.  


 -Ruthi Orona-Gregoire


 
 ----------------------------A Grateful Heart Friday--------------------------

Prayer Father, our hearts our broken, heal us. Our souls are in pain, soothe us. Our minds are tired, calm us. Let us keep faith in the midst of trials and help us to endure the wounds of our brokenness with dignity. Give us the grace and wisdom that despite all the trials in this world weather we defeat them or not, we have a place in your kingdom. Father, we thank you for sending us your angels. Through them, you have proved us that you are always watching us. Amen.



1 comment:

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Ruthi, I hope and pray God's loving grace abides in everyone. Storms like this are so devastating!

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