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That white stray dog is one of the first things that visited my mind as soon as I woke up. If it's your first time here, you may not understand my story, as it was somehow a follow up on my blog yesterday, when I shared about the reason that something feels off, despite the good things happening to me. It's due to my own action that I did regret.
Went to work as usual, but thank God I was still early by fifteen minutes so I walked up the overpass after buying some pasta on one of the food stalls I've chosen. I tried to look for him on that same spot. He's not there anymore. I looked around for roughly twenty seconds, and my attempt was vain. I felt the urge to cry and be eaten up by guilt, and walked into the office. I'd just give this food after work.
Right now, I am sitting, getting some rest after facing the angry rain on the way home, and I just let the dogs here at home eat the pasta I bought this morning. He is not there anymore.
The guilt activated once again, along with some thoughts that tried bombarding me. What if he died that very yesterday and some traffic management just took care of its corpse? What if it changed its home to a worse location?
I prayed to God. Hopefully, he was brought by some good-hearted people to a home shelter. Hopefully, he is in a good place right now, somewhere with good food, and sufficient warm that will keep him comfortable through the rainy days here. And for some odd reason, I felt peace. The guilt's not bothering me that much now, though this dog's still appearing into my thoughts here and there.
Maybe, just maybe, he is really in a good place right now. Somehow, I still believed some miracle happened and he's rescued already. I will check again tomorrow, but not with a heavy heart anymore. Let's breathe out anxiety and overthinking for once. It's not like he'll appear in front of me if I keep on stressing on his whereabouts.
Today was another rainy, rainy day. The winds are stronger than usual; I am thankful my umbrella was able to hold out. My hair was messy, some parts of my clothes are wet, and my feet were drenched in the rainwater on the ground. Good thing, I removed my socks before going out, and I wore sandals instead of a rubber shoes. Latter would have put me more inconvenience.
Oh, wow, tomorrow is Friday again. I am patiently waiting for this day to come (well, as always LOL). Time flies really swiftly when we don't think much about it. July is soon ending and I know I gotta prepare for my month-end report for read. I always ended up rushing my reports, I just noticed. (Laughs).
I read many articles today, especially about success, the latest writing prompt going around, courtesy of our lady, Miss Jonica. I have enjoyed knowing about how different authors here defined and interpreted success. Of course, I have my own. Mine was going along the thought that it can be as small as little achievements, to bigger goals accomplishment, there is no limit to defining success sure thing, though, is that, everyone wants it. Read it now, for flawless skin. (Just kidding, don't mind me.)
What I experienced and shared last night is a lesson learned to me. Sometimes, the chance to help others is not offered once. So, when that urge to give a helping hand tickles our consciousness, we gotta take action right away. Or else, we may regret it. As long as we identify that someone really needs assistance, and that we can be of some help, let's give what we can. It does not have to be anything grand—the best that we can, with clear intentions, and something that will make us thank ourselves as well. I have known for a while that helping others makes a person happy deep inside, but I always forgot it, like how I did yesterday. Now, I learned—or better word—remembered again, this lesson I just took for granted. You've heard my story. As petty as it may appear, I hope you still learned something valuable. A giving heart is blessed in every way.
I now have made this something I will keep in mind, and heart. Help when I can, avoiding delays as much as possible, and encouraging others to do the same. How beautiful the world could be if all of us would just help each other, especially those who are in need. Of course, don't just blindly help, only help those who are deserving of it, so your generosity will not be abused. In giving, also be smart.