I saw this on Facebook and it hurts my heart seeing oldies selling anything in the street, house to house, door to door, under the sun. To think yung mga bitbit nilang paninda ay mabibigat. Once I saw an old man posted on socmed, hirap na siyang maglakad but he was still selling icedrop para lang may mabili ng pagkain. I wonder kung nasaan ang mga anak niya at bakit siya hinayaang magtinda sa ganun ka init na panahon karga sa balikat ang napakabigat na paninda. Siguro wala siyang mga anak o pamilya kaya kumakayod siya upang may makain sa araw-araw, sabi ko sa sarili ko.
Sana habang tayo ay may kakayanan pang maghanapbuhay, we learn how to save. Save for emergency, travel and leisure, and most importantly, save for retirement.
So next time, when we see and encounter folks selling freshly harvested veggies, handmade products, etc. let’s try not to haggle or bargain. Instead, let’s help them by buying kahit isa or dalawa as long as may benta sila. They’ll surely be grateful to you. Thank you is such a wonderful phrase to hear especially if it comes from those people who are truely grateful. In that way, you will be a blessing to them.