Of giving and receiving…

I find we rarely truly appreciate what we have in chasing for more more more in the rat race. We can see a beggar with one leg begging on the streets and feel sorry for him, but do we really look at what we have – health, wealth, happiness, a great future to look forward to, loving family and friends, a roof over our heads, a sunroof over our heads, yummy food on the table, holidays and new experiences – and appreciate it?

Sometimes our perspective on life gets abit jaded and we get unhappy and upset over the littlest things – ‘I couldn’t manage to grab the Manolo shoes on sale I wanted so badly’ or ‘My boyfriend/girlfriend forgot my birthday’, or ‘I didnt get that promotion I so wanted’. How about people with nothing much to live on, people who are unwell, people who dont have a loving family?

After a scrumptious meal Jimmy and I had in Shangai (JW Marriot) in KL last weekend…. pictures to follow:

Waiting impatiently for the yummy Siao Loong Baos..

Waiting impatiently for the yummy Siao Loong Baos..

 

Jims enjoying the pork trotter...which by the way was delish.

Jims enjoying the pork trotter...which by the way was delish.

And we finished our chinese floral tea leisurely after the delicious dessert of Black Sesame in Lotus Ball (I shared this on one of my earlier posts) and then headed downstairs to the lobby where there was a huge Christmas tree with tags hanging on it.

Curiously, we went to have a look, and it was really a mix-feelings, saddish moment.

Little orphans putting their Christmas wishes on the tree...aged from 6 to 12.

Little orphans putting their Christmas wishes on the tree...aged from 6 to 12.

Makes you sad to think they dont have Mums and Dads to take them swimming and playing right....?

Makes you sad to think they dont have Mums and Dads to take them swimming and playing right....?

Quite a few of the kids wished for swimming trunks, googles and mechanical toys, while girls wished for bags. If you’d like to do your part, donations and gifts are welcome at the Concierge counter at the JW Marriott KL.
I remember the days we used to make my mum take us swimming in the afternoons after school. We were well equipped with our swimming gear and when we wanted to go to the beach, we always wanted beach toys to boot..! Some kids these days have everything! Nintendo DS, designer wear, state of the art prams and etc….
Sometimes it takes a small reminder for us to appreciate all that we have, isnt it?
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