The surprise of life always is finding how we have missed the things that have lain nearest to us; how we have gone far away to seek that which was close by our side all the time
Guests stay at Shangri-La who visit Boracay for the very first time, once discussed with us how surprising and impressed they are while they find out how poor Filipinos are yet how amazingly happy and friendly they have showed to them.
Well, people on this tropical island probably do not have a lot of material possessions, yet they are not poor, don’t you see?
They give away lots of smile whenever available, making everyone around feel genuine warm and happy. Spiritually, they are healthy and very rich.
Here is an example…
I went to market one day and want to buy 5 bananas, the boy behind fruit stand tried to cut off 5 yet accidently peeled additional one skin halfway… Ok, now what?
He simply handed the peeled one to me… ‘It’s yours, free’… we then checked out the scale for the 5 bananas I asked for and accordingly, I rounded up just try to make up for some of his lost. Yet guess what, he gave me way too much changes and I have to give back the amount he deserves… ‘what for?’ he questioned… ‘It is yours, for your kindness’, that is my answer.
Find, and Live on this island named Boracay in Philippines, both my husband and I always feel truly grateful and blessed.
Oh, BTW, Kitty is back… after all drama happened in our backyard with more kittens surprisingly showed up with healthy figures, together as a big happy family after his mysteriously missing over a month.
Finally, I feel relieved… just by staring at his gentle and kind face, witnessing my husband holds him as a normal house cat at our front door again.
Life is full of miracle, isn’t it?