Date Posted: 05/06/2020
“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” — Randy Pausch
As a parent, there are many things you want for your children. First and foremost, you want your child to be healthy. After health comes it to their success, whether it be in their work, family, hobbies or studies.
Parents in second and third world countries often sacrifice a lot to be able to put their children in education. Despite some of these families often struggling to make ends meet, it never makes a negative impact on the quality of their education. In fact, some may argue that people from poorer families learn to be more grateful for what they have.
A beautiful example of this would be Jayvee Acorita Calayag.
Jayvee graduated from Bulacan State University with a degree in BS Electronics Engineering, but he never for a moment forgot where he came from. To express his gratitude, he wrote to his parents a beautifully written letter.
In this letter, he acknowledged how it all began. He explained how God gave him a second chance to live after he was ill with a kidney stone at just six months old. As he grew up he worked with his parents as a ‘Junkshop Boy’. For those unfamiliar with the term, he would look in garbage bins for recyclable materials in exchange for money, food and other necessities.
Even when times were tough, he knew that God never neglected him.
Jayvee was sorry that he wasn’t able to help his parents while he was focused on his University education. However, he promised to pay them back. He wanted to give back for his parents supporting him every step through his childhood.
The most beautiful thing Jayvee did, was to acknowledge and count his blessings.
Read the emotional thank you note below;
“Lumaki sa hirap, kung kaya’t namulat na mangarap, nablessed ni God kasi binigyan Nya ako ng second chance na mabuhay, kasi 6- months old baby pa lang ako, tinanggalan na ako ng left kidney stone.Maswerte sabi ng mga Doc, pero for me, I have a mission pa;syempre sa family ko.
Elementary pa lang ako sumasama na ako sa tatay at nanay ko na mamili at mamulot ng kalakal sa bara-barangay. Kailangang tumulong para makaraos sa pang-araw araw. Namulat agad na mahirap pala kumita ng pera. Natutunan ko sa magulang ko na magbanat ng buto. In God’s grace, di naman kami pinababayaan.Nay, Tay Pasensya na po kayo kung di na ako nakakatulong nung nagCollege na ako kasi I want to focus po sa study ko.Alam ko po yung hirap na ginagawa ninyo magkaroon lang ako ng baon sa araw araw. Hirap na hirap po kayo sa pamumulot ng maduduming kalakal. Pero itinaguyod ninyo po ako sa aking pag-aaral sa loob ng 16 years. Alam kong di po yun matutumbasan ng anumang halaga.Pero wag po kayong mag-alala, ako naman po ang babawi sa inyo makapagtrabaho lang ako, ganun din po kila Kuya.
Thank you sa mga kamag-anak ko na nandyan palagi na nagtitiwala at tuparin ang pangrap ko na makatapos: Justina Avendano Bontuyan Jessica Jumaquio Francis Domingo Dennis Acorita
Sa bestfriends kong sina Carl Michael Bacuetes Adriano at Rose Anne Espinola sa pagtulong sakin.Thank you!
Bestie Christian Lay Samson, binago mo lifestyle ko, thank you sa help to improve myself.
To PSPC, NMA Philippines, Mr.Henry Lim and Mayor Christian Dionisio Natividad Scholarship Program, Maraming salamat po sa financial assistance.Thank you BulSU Scholarships head and staffs, Ma’am Reina Marie Clemente Santiago!
Sa mga naging prof ko Sa BulSU COE:
Thank you po sa lahat lahat!Lalo na kay Sir Dennis Robles Dela Cruz.Thank you po Engineers: Benjamin Santa Maria Jr. Oliver Mariano Hilario Calinao Allan Nicolas Emmylyn Roque Sevilla Tuazon Rina Santiago Ian Javier Jenette Centeno Rav De Jesus Dion Mendoza
“Isa lang masasabi ko, huwag lokohin ang iyong magulang instead sundin sila.”
“Hindi hadlang ang kahirapan.”
BEST GIFT EVER TO YOUR PARENTS
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering
Thank You GOD
BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Congratulations Jayvee, to you and your family!