Give Without Expectation
Friday, April 19, 2013
Up at 4am as normal went for my walk and headed off to work at 5:30 ready for a good day. Was priming myself up and getting excited about my workout planned for after work. Pull ups and Squats.
One hour before my shift ended I got a phone call from my uncle who runs a business, a bakery. He was ill. He was asking me for help as he need to complete an order he was unable to do and he was down on staff also. Without hesitation I accepted.
I headed straight from work to the bakery and got stuck in taking over his duties. The poor guy looked like he's been run over by the train. He had the flu. Not to mention that at sixty years of age he has one kidney, a pace maker and takes about 20 meds everyday just to survive. We worked hard to complete the order and finally, at 10pm, I am home, exhausted.
My uncle is one of very few people who have always been there for me and my little family. He has always donated his time and, when needed, his money when times were tough. There is nothing this man and my beautiful aunty wouldn't do for us. My second oldest daughter works for him and he takes good care of her and even puts extra money away for her in savings. My uncle is a giver. He never asks, he just gives. And never asks for or expects anything in return. When we have offered money or just things, he always refuses.
My children call him, 'Koro.' Not a term our people use lightly for just anyone. But someone revered in our culture. I call him, Bro. He is closer to me than my Dad, whom I love.
There is nothing I wouldn't do for him. And when he, as he always does, offers me money for helping him like tonight, I always refuse. Now his vocabulary is less than desirable so I find I have to speak with him in his own manner and tell him to stick his money up...well, I'm sure you get the rest.
Our heavenly father has given everything to us, even his own son so that we can have the hope of entering his kingdom. God's son, Jesus Christ, taught us to do good things for others just because we want to.
And, look! a leprous man came up and began doing obeisance to him, saying: “Lord, if you just want to, you can make me clean.” And so, stretching out [his] hand, he touched him, saying: “I WANT TO. Be made clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed away. Matthew 8:2,3
If only more people would give of themselves freely without hesitation or the need to receive something in return. I have found that here on the SPARK, everyone gives their support and encouragement so freely. I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who have helped, not only me, but the thousands of people you touch everyday. Be it a comment, an emoticon or a goodie, your support lifts the spirit so soo high.
I am overwhelmed by your time, attention and generosity. May it never cease. You all should be very proud of what you do. You all need to know that you are all so very valuable to the world. Take pride and know that you are worth every blessing you receive.
No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, kia ora koutou katoa! KIA KAHA!