I am Number 22.
Well, technically, i turned 22 today. Thanks to my friends who insisted on doing a little celebration. I love you guys.
But as I grow up, I realize that a birthday is not just about myself. It’s about celebrating who you have become and reminiscing what you have done.
Who have i become?
That’s quite an interesting question. I believe i have become stronger, learned how to be a fighter and to stand for what I believe is right. I have become wiser: I have learned that nothing and no one can stop you if you are determined to do what you want to do and to be who you wanna become. You just need to know how to get through all the struggles and hopefully wish that in the end, everything will be all right. And if it’s still not all right, it means that it isn’t the end yet so we need to keep our fighting face on.
What have I done?
This year, instead of a big celebration, i decided to just be selfless. Sharing my blessings to the people who need it most is the best celebration i can ever imagine.
Today, I’ve signed up to become a sponsor for a child’s education in the Philippines. I signed up with World Vision. I believe that education will be the best weapon someone can have to face the harsh realities and struggles of life. I value education very much and I know tht not all people are as blessed as I am, so why not share mine to them? I will be a child’s (I am yet to know who) sponsor for their education for as long as the child needs it. I know i can stand by this for this is a kind of pledge that I have been contemplating to do for the past couple of months.
I am just thankful that organizatons like this exist. If they can do it, I am more than willing to do my fair share. I am encouraging my friends, blog friends, random people to do the same. It’s quite a small amount to share but it can go for miles.
I was taught by my alma mater to teach minds, touch hearts and transform lives, well, this is just the beginning. Happy birthday to me 🙂