Happy Friday my loves…
In line with #GLOBEProjectWonderful2014 , I would like to share with you that one thing that I am more than willing to give to our beloved country as a gift.
If I had billions, I would have paid off every single debt of our country but I just have enough to suffice the everyday needs of my family. And although my heart breaks to see how our economy struggles because of all our debts, all that I can do is raise a prayer and hope for some divine intervention to lift up our economic situation. So I am afraid, money is not something that I can give to the Philippines as a gift.
If I had the wisdom of Solomon, I would have gladly run for politics and create a change that will uplift the situation of every Filipino. But even if I do so, I may not even get a fraction of the votes that my rival candidates would get. I may be somebody in the eyes of my family and friends, but I am just another “Filipino” in the eyes of my country. So I am afraid, joining politics is not something that I can give to the Philippines as a gift.
If I had the beauty of a celebrity, I would have entertained the country. Then perhaps, even for a while, our people will forget how difficult it is to survive. Maybe entertainment will somehow keep their eyes from the reality that they don’t have shelters or they don’t have foods on their tables. But I am not an entertainer. I am not a pretty face that will somehow cause people to shift their eyes from fear to joy. So I am afraid, entertainment is not something that I can give to the Philippines as a gift.
If I had the brain of Thomas Edison, I would have invented things that will help our people survive. There would be flying cars everywhere. Floating houses that can turn into submarines when needed will be common to Filipinos. Machines that can turn water into food will be a staple in every house. But I am not an inventor. I am good at inventing food recipes for my family but I have never ever tried turning ordinary water to a cheeseburger. So I am afraid, invention is not something that I can give to the Philippines as a gift.
But I am a mother and I have a family. Great things come from small beginnings, they say. I believe that one family can help change the world, so what more a nation? By raising a son who will uphold the virtues of a good individual and by raising a family who values positivity, I believe my family can be a great gift to our country. The Philippines need people who love it enough to protect its values and integrity. Imagine if all families will be concerned about the country, then our dear Philippines will be a nation of united families working together for the betterment of not just the nation but of each Filipino.
So if there is one thing that I can give to the Philippines as a gift, it will be my family. And this is the best I can offer. A family who will be lawful and productive citizens of the country. I believe this is what the Philippines need the most.
How about you my loves? If there is one thing you can give to the Philippines, what is that gift? Please leave your response on the comment box and get a chance to win an iPad2. This promo from Globe and Nuffnang will end on January 29, 2014. I would love to hear your responses 🙂