I was ashamed of myself to have judged a kid
Yesterday, I attended an event at Acacia Hotel at Alabang (will post about it on my other blog -levyousa.com), it is near Alabang Town Center so I decided to drop by and buy some food for dinner. I decided to use my GC at TGIF (will post about this on my food blog -foodquest.levyousa.com).
Before I entered the restaurant, I found a boy outside wearing a white sando, a simple short and a pair of slippers. He was silently watching a movie at the glass outside the store. When my order arrived, I went to the boy and gave him some drinks, but I was surprised that he refused.
I thought that he was just shy, so I said that it was okay and showed him that I have some more, but he still refused and he looked teary eyed. I was ashamed for the refusal so I went ahead.
While on my way home, I kept on thinking why the boy refused my offer. Didn’t he liked what I offered to him? Did I offended him? Or is he just shy?
Then I remembered my mom, when we were young she always reminded us not to take any candies, foods or drinks from strangers. Yes I think we also looked dirty and hungry, but we never begged or get something from anybody since we were afraid that some strangers might do more harm than good.
I realized that maybe this boy was also taught by his mother the same thing. Maybe he is just really enjoying and watching a movie, and he doesn’t need any thing from anybody.
I had good intentions but had wrong execution. I learned my lesson that day, that is to never judge someone based on what you see from the outside and also if you want to help someone, do it the proper way that is by donating in institutions.
Have a great weekend readers!