I was never comfortable being in a hospital. I had this uneasy feeling entering the Pediatric Wards. It was my first time to enter a charity pediatric in a hospital and I wasn’t prepared to see babies/kids who were sick. I felt they are too young to be sick and suffering. I didn’t know how to react or behave in front of everyone. I was a bit aloof at the start, just observing what my co-SYA-ers were doing and just following whatever instructions were given. I was hesitant to interact with them.
I finally warmed up when the Jollibee mascot went out and performed for the kids. I knew how excited and happy the kids would be seeing Jollibee. I took out my Polaroid camera and took photos of the kids with the Jollibee mascot. Everyone was excited to have their pictures taken. I’m just glad I was able to give them a souvenir of the party.
Taking part in this activity reminded me to always be thankful for what I have now. I feel blessed that I am given an opportunity to be part of this group and share my time and my blessings. It’s truly a heartwarming experience. As one mother told me, “Nakakatuwa naman, kahit papano, nakakalimutan mo yung lungkot”