So after a day out of the house, could there be other ways to spread happiness and cheer other than giving out?
To be upfront about it, there are ways that you can help without having to spoil your beneficiaries in dole-outs. While at first it may seem a little insensitive to remind the evacuees that soon they have to learn how to duke it out on their own, they would need that wake-up call eventually. Some individuals have this penchant of relying solely on dole-outs thinking that they will always be “charitable institutions” ready to help them out. And if they didn’t receive any help, they’ll curse you for life. Then again, this article isn’t about them. It’s for those who are ready to move from tragedy and take control of their own lives.
Anderson Cooper said it best how resilient the Filipino people are. Chances are he’s referring to the evacuees that are now trying to look for jobs apart from participating in relief efforts even if they themselves got battered hard with the world’s strongest typhoon for 2013. That’s the best mindset to attain when trying to get your life back on track.
Dole-outs are good but they’re not forever especially since soon enough you’d find a way to strike it out on your own not for yourself but for your family. You have to be that one ripe fruit when all the fruits around you have darkened due to being rotten and stagnated individuals. Be thankful for the help you are receiving at the moment. Use it to rebuild your life.