One shoes, one uniform

Philippines
November 16, 2011 10:27pm CST
Just early this day as i watch television with an advestisement a tear fall down from my eye...two siblings were there they push carts to find bottle, plastics and the like to sell...one wear a uniform and an old pair of a shoe. The other one is wearing a sando(sleeveless shirt) and a slipper. They came always to a store and there they change clothes after one of them finished school...they have a routine to change clothes for only one pair of uniform, socks and shoes at that store... I was moved by their courage. A courage to finished their education no matter what the circumstances is... I feel blessed that during my time of studying even though i work at the school i never experience to give my school uniform to my sis just to be in school...what a blessed life i have... :) For you how blessed you are during your time? Did you experience to share a pair of uniform, socks, and a shoe to your siblings to finished school?
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
17 Nov 11
as i was the only child i never had such things that i should share something with someone.my frined when there is less in life then there is lot of sharing and caring,when ther is every happyiness in life we don not have such memories to share.
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
Umabharti, nice to hear that... Thats why im so thankful with a sis to share and a memorable experiencd i have on my childhood...eventhough it is tough, i still smile and encourage when i remember the past.. Ü
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
17 Nov 11
no i dont have siblings so i have no sharing thing.But that which we not fiting me as i grown up i gave them away to my cousins so that they can wear.
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
actually that's what usually happen if siblings are not same in gender, or only child in the family they share it to nearly relatives they have.
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@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
18 Nov 11
hi..it was a very touching story..like you im also blessed to go to school without changing uniform to my sister..although my siter sometimes wear my shoes..
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
We did do that sharing shoes... we have same size as my siblings. But for uniform after i finished grade school i share also to them. i love this story also. it make me sad but then inspired to do more for others.
@HICKS22 (28)
• United States
17 Nov 11
I am very blessed to have a good life because I was fortunate enough to have a loving family that has helped me every step of the way. It is very sad to see many people without enough money for uniforms and shoes and it is also very sad to see others that are homeless and without families to support them. This is why that when I get a chance, I give back to my community to show my love and support.
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
What a great act of love hicks, i hope that you could give back to others and share others what you have. Have a great day.
@giepuz (45)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
I admire the courage of the two siblings just to go to school. I believe education is one way to stop poverty. Though I don't experience giving my school uniform to my siblings but for me to finishing school it took a lot of hard work especially with regards to financial matters. I am thankful to my parents for always making a way just for us to finish school.
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
Yup it true that education is a way, because not all who did not study makes it to top. Financial is the first thing that is required to a fulfill study. It's good that your parents give all that you need during your schooling.
• India
17 Nov 11
No I don't think so. As you said, there are still some people who are most deserving to go for school but they can't due to money matters, even they are excel in all the fields but they are helpless, we should be supporting them at any means.
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
i guess if i would have means i will do it. i do also came from a family who made sacrifices just to finished school. I will make myself available to kids who really deserve to go and finished school.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
That's very sad but encouraging story mm.Hopefully with their situation ,they achieve what they wanted in their life,to finish their study.And hopefully , may those who have kind hearts and enough money help them to go to school. I never experienced switching uniforms with my brothers by i remember my older cousins lending me their old uniforms since i went to same school as them.
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
Your right tamir! It is a sad story that make my hearts melt and let my tears flow... Im so thankful that God bless me indeed..with that im so happy and at the end lights the fire and passion to help a child who needed to finish their education... Ü
@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
This story that you narrated is really a very humbling and sad story indeed. I admire the determination of the two siblings to be able to go to school, even if it means alternately using a uniform and a pair of shoes. I am very thankful that God gave us a father who provided well for us 5 siblings (all girls)from our elementary until we graduated. Now, our father is already old and retired and in one way or another we return his goodness for being a good provider.
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
Good for you my dear SIMPLYD that youve experience good provision from your biological father... For us (3siblings all girls also) our father in heaven lead us and guide us all the way..with my moms courage we all finished school and have a better life than what we have before... With that story also of that two sibling i am inspired to continue helping some children which is driven and determine to finish school.. Ü