While sipping a hot cup of coffee at brunch today, I realized how blessed I am to be sitting here in a touristic restaurant with the love of my life. I can eat food that I want and buy things that I like (well, not the expensive ones).
We just came from the bank to send money home. This is actually the second time this week. I heard that one of my cousins was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and she needs to undergo TAH-BSO (removal of the whole uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries) as soon as possible.
I donated a small amount (I can’t really afford much and I took it from my savings) for her operation because they said that her money is not enough. I tried to chat some of my cousins abroad and asked if they can also contribute any amount just to come up with the exact money for the operation. I am overwhelmed that some relatives gave their share, too. I am just hoping that everything will be okay after the operation.
I am not writing this post to boast to everyone that I donated money, it’s because I feel so grateful that I am healthy, I have a good job and I am able to save money for my future. That’s why I didn’t have any second thoughts of helping my cousin out because at this moment, I am capable of it.
Honestly speaking, if I am in my own country right now working as a nurse, I will not be able to help her with anything financial.
We really don’t know what’s going to happen in our lives, that’s why it’s better to prepare for the future while we still can.
God bless everyone! 🙂