While others are focusing all their strength in the goals they thought would give value to their life, these people cease struggling because they already understood what are the real essentials of life.
This is exactly what we've experience with the uncle and aunties(as how Singapore used to call their old folks) from the All Saints Home in Tampines last Saturday, November 16, 2013, where we had the opportunity to celebrate with the 6 elderly having their birthday this November and almost 60 residents of the home.
I will never forget the genuine smile in their faces when we wheel them down in their wheelchairs so they can join the event. You could sense the excitement in them seeing new faces of volunteers. They never get tired saying 'thank you' and waving their hands even if takes a lot of strength for them to just raise their hands. They were already thrilled with a small talk even if you're just asking for their name. What sets them apart?! Even the simple pleasures in life like meeting a new friend or playing a plain, non-techy game brighten up their day.
Initially we thought of blessing these folks that day but it turned out we were the ones who are more than blessed by their grateful heart and joyful spirit.
Faces of the elderly were advised not to be published in any form of social networking sites to protect their privacy but we will always remember their faces full of thanksgiving that any high-tech camera can never capture.
If you're interested to volunteer or help, you may visit their official website http://www.allsaintshome.org.sg/ or http://www.asvolunteer.blogspot.sg/ for more information.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ --Acts 20:35