Safety on board

By on February 8, 2014

Toys, clothes, food, shelter, books - these are but few things that are necessary for all the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Many people are dead and properties were destroyed. Gradually, people have suffered these problem so it’s imperative that we find solutions to solve it.

safety on board– mark alfred lugatimanThose who are affected by the calamity need to recover by means they possibly can yet it’s most difficult for them to let go of. That is why Dipolog City encouraged all concerned individuals to help them be freed from the apparition of yesterday and wait for regaining back of something lost. However, in finding the courage to release oneself from the shackles of negativity, one will immediately experience what many people have described as the “unendurable lightness of being.”

The students of Sicayab National High School, as the citizens of Dipolog City, have recently donated and they were proudly pleased sharing the necessities of fellow men who are certainly disposed by the tragedy. It goes to show that the students are already aware of what is going on in the surroundings and what they could do to help; what they need are the people to guide them to do the right thing. Apparently, they are trained and taught day by day on how to work and maintain good moral values. They are able to answer someone who calls their help immediately, maybe not in words but in actions. They do not need to be reprimanded to lend, they just move on their own. They perform each and every day how their unity works.    

Mostly donated sacks of clothes, a bundle of toys, the teachers as well. Many still remembered to contribute sufficient amount. Some dropped coins. But small deeds could be possibly helpful for those who seek for it. Greater value is usually seen in simple things. They are more proficient when it comes to giving. As they say, “hands that help are more valuable than mouths that speak.” What they have practiced everyday is they do not take recess and save money for future cases rather spending money for unnecessary on board    

Thereby, the Sicayab National High School is a helping hand, generally giving assistance to people who are left in nothingness due to that disaster. They stand in what an aspiring individual does. Instead of playing, shopping, nor admiring their things, at times of need, they give lots of affection for those who need it.

We are certain when we think about our future or what will happen afterwards. Most of us would rather look backwards than forward because it is easier to remember what we have been than to figure out where we are going. We certainly need to have preparations for the future and ready to take the risks. The future is not ours to see. All we can do is to train ourselves so that whatever challenges that may come along, we will probably face it hand in hand. Releasing oneself and everything else become lighter, and life will be easier to deal with if helping is applied in times we need to. We can find more energy to draw from each day, learn to rise from tragedy, laugh and smile more. And we will truly find how beautiful we still need life to live on.

No one can go back and change a bad beginning but anyone can begin again and help each other to build a successful ending. Let’s not worry too much about what lies beyond. We have to go as far as we can see and when we get there, we can further with God. Whatever cross, whatever pain, there will always be sunshine after rain. Perhaps may stumble, perhaps even fall, but God is always there to help through it all. When life gives a hundred reasons to cry, let life see a thousand reasons to smile. And God never promised an easy journey in life, only safety on board.

 (sic) Mark Alfred Lugatiman                                                                                                                       Sicayab National High School                                                                                                                1st Place, Feature Writing                                                                                           Inspiring Stories of Dipolognons category, High School level

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