Generosity makes one wealthy
Halfway the past year, I have to wear the shoes of the family’s breadwinner. Despite the expectation, I never made preparations. Admittedly, planning was never my thing. This is very contradicting to the fact that I work for the Corporate Planning Group of a school.
My current financial state does not complement the role of the breadwinner. I’m still paying stupid and immature debts. I’m rebuilding my savings account and my investments are just starting. However, I can never use my financial incapacity to escape. I have to embrace the role. Choosing was never an option.
Fortunately, I was blessed with some freelance works this year. Should this happen a few years ago, I surely went on a shopping spree or booked a flight away from Manila. This year, most of my freelance earnings were spent for the family. A significant amount was spent for medical expenses and replacing major pieces of equipment at home. I never realized that I made something for my family. I never felt it was a sacrifice or obligation. I was more than happy that I have some money when my family needed it and this has been my constant prayer. I’m contented with the assurance that I have enough for my family.
Before the year ended, I started to see the fruits of my freelance works. The extended patience I have to render with every client, deadlines to worry, and all those sleepless nights paid off. I never rewarded myself but I never felt deprived. It’s only now that I can claim and attest to the idea that generosity can make someone feel wealthy.