Sharing Something Costs Nothing

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One challenging call of a public school teacher is to deal with the less fortunate students. I considered this as a mission to fulfill. Have you ever heard “thank you” from a student whom you provide a meal? Would you give transportation allowance to a student who will walk all the way to school and back home? Would you offer a certain amount of cash for a student’s haircut? Have you bought some snacks and offer it to a starving student? Ninety five percent of public school teachers will answer “yes, I did”.

I had a son who graduated in high school last March 2010. Mrs. Jinefer Janette A. Magdoza, teacher in MAPEH asked if I was willing to give a school uniform to one of our less fortunate male students under her class. I did not hesitate. I felt the joy. I considered it as a God-given opportunity to practice kindness.

The next day I hand to Mrs. Magdoza the white polo of my son. She went to the classroom and gave it to the student. She came back to me with a sweet smile and told me how happy the student was. The student’s name is Aldrin Sadia, a senior student at present.

After two weeks, we saw the student walking along the pathway wearing my son’s polo. Again, I felt the joy. I noticed that his jeans were not presentable. I asked my son to give up one of his jeans despite the fact that he only has four. He smiled with happiness. He said that he felt the joy because he would make one student happy.

I requested Mrs. Magdoza again to hand it to the student because I would not know how to find him. She went on. After few minutes, she returned together with the student. She said that the student wanted to see me and say personally his gratitude. I felt the inner joy when I heard “thank you ma’am” from that student. It was very rewarding.

Giving something to someone did not necessarily require us to make sacrifices on our budget. Some stuff in our possession which we consider of less importance would make others happy. We should not go on sparing them for the cockroaches and rats. Many people are in need. We may not encounter them in our day-to-day routine. Let us make opportunities to find them and share what we have.

I might not have touched his life but I am sure of one thing. I shared something valuable for him yet it costs me nothing.

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12 thoughts on “Sharing Something Costs Nothing

    bendedspoon said:
    September 21, 2010 at 6:45 am

    here’s my respect to you
    not because my mother is a generous teacher
    but in awe to sincere kindness of some beings
    🙂

      evzamagallanes responded:
      September 23, 2010 at 3:56 am

      i like your comment
      i salute your mother for being such one
      i hope many others will be like your mother
      God bless u and your mom

    carlz said:
    October 1, 2010 at 5:22 am

    You know what ma’am you’re one of the big hearted and a very kind teacher of DCDNHS. I can really say that not because you’ve help in my projects and sometimes financially when I was in high school, but nakikita ko talaga nah you are really kind even though na nong fourth year lng tayo nagka close..hehehe..
    THANK YOU very much mam sa lahat.2 ng HELP..
    God bless you always

    angelicadepaz said:
    February 23, 2011 at 4:00 am

    it was so touching,,i was appreciate for what the teacher did to the one student…now i know the value of being a good person…. i hope that all teachers will be a good example for us not even the teachers also the youth people……….

    ghee bag'o said:
    February 23, 2011 at 4:02 am

    im so good as student to DCDNHS iwas appriciate as want to teacher did to the one student……now i know as value as student thank you and gd blees

    christy joy aragon said:
    March 2, 2011 at 4:51 am

    ang bait mu naman mam ev’z….

    lucky ku talaga naging teacher kita ….
    jejejeje………………

    Lmancera said:
    March 4, 2011 at 3:59 am

    I,as a person,I very appreciate that kind of value,the value of being a good one to another..Sana ay
    mas lalo pa tayo tumulong sa iba na sana ay walang ibang kapalit…….dahil ang panginoon na ang bahala na magsusukli sa iyong ginawang kabutihan.

    this is one of the best example for everyone……thank you and GOD bless……..

    ivysalibay said:
    March 4, 2011 at 4:27 am

    MAAM SANA HINDI KA MAGBABAGO ……… SALAMAT SA TANAN !!! …….

    lemuel abadilla said:
    March 11, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Sharing , I am so glad to read that it owe my heart to give back things to others whose less fortunate.
    In case of the student , if I would be the boy that time who was given a polo I would be thankful .
    So being helpful would be given back something more and from the heart .
    One thing im sure if that teacher would in need many would help her!

    ladyannmariebelo said:
    March 18, 2011 at 12:29 am

    …ang bait mo talaga ma’am ev’z..sana hindi ka magbabago..

    reajaneodias said:
    March 18, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Ang massabi ko lang po ay ..

    MARAMING SALAMAT sa tnan =D
    sana marami pang matutunan ang mga kabataan sa magaganadang asal ..

    aerosjanejimenez said:
    March 18, 2011 at 12:46 am

    :)) Giving something to someone did not necessarily require us to make sacrifices on our budget.
    as a simple student that gets what all i wanted i retrieve that i have to take care all of this thing cause im lucky to have this than to others who dont have enough food,clothings,etc..
    as of in sharing valuable things its time to give and shre everything to others.

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