Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On Empathy this Season

Christmas this year shall be different. I don't know how many of you celebrate this merry celebration, despite many have regarded it all too comercialise, but I'm sure a lot would agree with me it's a day where we all get together with our loved ones and spend the day sitting around lazying, watching the day goes by reminiscing the sweet memories of the past.

At least that was what I planned to do with my parents, until I found out I've got on-calls at the Accident and Emergency department on Christmas day as well as on New Year's day.

But that aside, I should be counting my blessings, because at least I know I could still rush out during the lunch break or dinner break for a short meal with my family and close friends. It's definitely unfair for both my parents who flew over to celebrate this season with me only to find out that I've got a very busy posting, but who could've predicted when they purchased the ticket half a year ago... But then again, all of us know that, we've got each other no matter what no matter how.

Unlike the orphans at Good Samaritan Home who, come Christmas, all they've got are their peers, their brothers and sisters as well as the pastor who run the orphanage. Wherever were their parents, who could've known?

They live in very crowded environment, 6 in a room for the older kids while more than that for the youngers.

They live on charity, heavily depending on the charity recycling bin for the payment of bills, water as well as electricity.

How old were you when you first remember you calling your parents Mum and Dad? When was the last time you ever talked to them properly about life, about the past, about the future? When was the last time you ever hugged your dad or hold your mum's hands? When was the last time you ever thought of your parents even?

For all we know, whatever we try to picture these children are going through are far from what they actually feel. But the least we could do, is to empathy them. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to urge all my readers, to take the first step, and do your part in helping these innocent souls. In the spirit of giving, let's make this year's Christmas a very special one, for you, for me as well as for the kids in Good Samaritan Home.

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Merry Christmas my dear readers! And a happy new year too!

5 Jujus:

TZ said...

hahaha... we have the same topic today... blek~

Gratitude said...

You are blessed! Thank you so very much for your effort. Hope the bakuteh wuz good enough compensation. :)

Btw, on long leave....jom makan! hehe

foongpc said...

Merry Christmas to you! : )

manglish said...

so nice of all of you to be doing something for the less fortunate..bless you and merry xmas

Nikel Khor said...

jom jom cant wait for it

here me at Nikel Khor