Healthy Lifestyle: The Reward of Sharing One's Time and Blessings

Yesterday I joined another medical-dental mission spear-headed by Bacnotan USA Association in my hometown. They have been doing this for several years now and I am always left in awe at their generosity and passion in helping others.




More than anything else what makes me jubilant joining each time are the priceless smiles and gestures I see from the people, young and old alike benefiting from their altruistic deed.

Conversing with patients my heart is touched beyond words listening to their daily struggles- the women in extremes of ages who keep their families well fed and safe. Their calloused hands show the years of pain and toil yet the most beautiful thing about them is their pride for their LOVE for their children. And through it all they manage to SMILE and say THANK YOU.....









~printed on a wall of the room where we conducted the medical consultations were these enlightening words:
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Greatness is not found in position or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, service and character.
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Sharing with you those rewarding smiles and scenes from yesterday....


A smile that reaches the eyes and reflects a kind, experienced soul


"genuine caring" bridging the generation gap...

Loveliness that is painted all over the heart


..and a kid's innocent, angelic smile!




May the goodhearted sponsors of the medical mission be continually blessed...and may everyone in all the world find peace and joy









17 comments

  1. Giving back and doing what you love most... Priceless.

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  2. it is very emotional indeed when you witness the kindness of ones soul and make those people happy without any rewards in return.

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  3. Helping people is truly a blessings, indeed. It's so nice of you to give your time helping others.God bless you always.

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  4. i miss doing this, though am not in medical field, but i always volunteer back then to facilitate, dakilang taga manage nang linya and direct patients where to go :)

    it is indeed very rewarding Zen, their smiles and gratitude are very heartwarming and inspiring

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  5. i would like to be able to join in a charity event as well. or somewhere or something I can do related with helping other people. good on you sis! keep it up!

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  6. i would love to do something like as well or join an event where I can help other people! good on you sis keep it up! it always feels so good helping others

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  7. The ability to share ones time, resources and service is the greatest act of kindness. May God bless you continuously!

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  8. Sometimes, all these people need is a companion who'll listen to their life stories. Such an amazing feeling when we can share our blessing to others

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  9. Awww! God bless you more Doc :-) Your post made my day :-) Looking at the peoples faces and smiles am sure this mission is worth joining and be a part of it. May God continue to shower you and your family a bountiful grace and love for other people.:-)

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  10. It's so nice to see people like you going an extra mile to reach those who need the kind of services that you can give! God bless you more and more, Doc!

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  11. Are you not wondering, why the Good Samaritan true name was not mentioned in the Bible? Kasi God wanted that we be remembered by our good deeds and not by our given name. Dumami pa nawa ang lahi mo Sis.

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  12. I only know a VERY few people who enjoys what they do, and I am glad to see that there's more. I just hope that people, working or not, will appreciate what they are doing rather that complaining. Whatever we do there's always a way to touch other people's lives.. :)

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  13. Hi Sis/Doc! Your post made me cry because I miss the days back in the Philippines. My husband's profession is the same as yours and we do the same thing too, and it does give joy to see patients being treated for free and my husband I believe is really missed by our hometown as he is one of the two doctors available all the time. Now that we are not there anymore, we have closed our hospital and I do miss the days that he treats his patients and all... I just wish we can win the Lotto (lol!) and go home and be of service to our hometown again...

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  14. Those are the smiles that could really wipe away stress!

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  15. It is always a good feeling to help others in need. Good luck and thank you.

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  16. Helping others is always rewarding. The feeling of happiness can't be described.

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  17. May God bless your kind heart, Dokie! That is such a noble act! May your tribe multiply!

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Thank you so much for visiting. God bless you and your family always.

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