refused the money..

@jazel_juan (15767)
Philippines
January 13, 2012 12:57am CST
My dad just handed me some money..and i refused. Eons of years ago, i would have taken that lol..and shopped. but guess what? i didn't take it. Its not that i do not need the money, we are always in need of money, i do have bills to pay and like i have said in a previous discussion hubby might work in a far city that means i need to save money. But i refused because i know he needs it more right now my grandma is in the hospital and her situation is critical. in fact, mom and dad will leave in an hour heading for the city ( in Dipolog) my grandma is confined there right now.. she is already 80 years old and i do not know if she will make it. I feel like getting older by the minute actually... or i am just learning right? one has to be selfless once in awhile..
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
I pray for your grandmother's health and the safety of your parents on their travel. I think you did a responsible thing, not accepting the money knowing that they need it more, selfless indeed.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Thank you for the prayers choy..
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
22 Jan 12
I commend you for doing the right thing. I am sure that it was not easy to turn the money down, but you did because you knew it was the right thing to do. I think that as we grow and mature, there are just some things that we learn to do. Obviously, you were raised to think of others, and you have carried that into your adult life. You should be proud of yourself for the choice you made because there are many people out there who would have made the choice to keep the money.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
13 Jan 12
good for you to think of others instead of yourself!
@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Jan 12
good for you. this proves you are an adult for sure. also, perhaps you realise that us parents and elders tend to tell you more what to do and expect to be in your business if we give money ive noticed this is a nasty habit of mine. if the kids except from me, i revert back to the parent thing and try to run things for them
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Hi jazel, It means you are mature enough not to just grab everything your parents are giving to you. You now know that not only you will need help but there are important purpose for that money. I'm saddened with the situation of your grandma. Hope she still can make it.
@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Actually, your conscience cannot take it that you receive that, when your grandma needs that money for her hospitalization . SOmetimes, we think of the welfare of others. Since you can earn what you actually need, you feel that you need not get the money right now from your father. That's a nice way of being selfless, jazel. Keep it up!
@sjvg1976 (18397)
• Delhi, India
13 Jan 12
Hello jazel_juan, You did the right thing. Money is required by everyone its not that your father doesn't need it may be he thought that you require it more than him.But you did it right by denying it. I also try not to take money from anyone even my father too ask me frequently if i need money but i always deny the reason being we should not take help from people even from our closed ones till we desparately need it.
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Well, maybe your father has extra money and when he sees you he missed those giving he had in you when you were still dependent on him. But, I admired you for not taking advantage of it (well, it's freely given and not asked!) and think it should be in your granny's welfare for the most. Hope granny will be okay soon!
@tatzkie23 (773)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
It's a good choice you made. Maybe your dad would really need that for other things, like for your grandma, by the way, i hope your grandma will get well soon. I pray that she could make it.