By now, you might have known that an earthquake hit Nepal last Saturday and it caused more than 3,000 deaths so far.
The victims have gone through tremendous sufferings of having lost their loved ones and properties.
A friend who works for a charitable organization was quick to announce that she was collecting donation for the Nepalese victims.
I usually chip in and that is the end of story.
But this time, I wanted to do it differently and more meaningful.
Before that I will let you in on a secret. Although J and K are not the richest kids in the neighborhood but they are not poor… at least financially.
Though I am stingy with allowances but thanks to the generous gifts (read: ang pow) from friends and family during Chinese New Year (and of course the saving habit that I inculcate in them), J and K have accumulated some level of wealth over the years since they were born.
With that in mind, I “invited” them to chip in some of their money to help the earthquake victims. To make things more convincing, I told them the earthquake has brought pains and losses to them and we should do our part to help those in need.
To my pleasant surprise, both of them agreed to donate especially K who is shockingly more generous than I expected!
Even though they took one day to decide on the amount they wanted to donate, I was happy for them because it’s the thought and intention that count.
Not only does this act invoke compassion in them but it also helps J and K become less self-centered individuals.
Kudos to them!
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