Yayasan Suria JB (YSJB) – The sheer joy of seeing others happy because of you!
Yes, it is hard to describe the feelings of JOY just to see someone smiles just because of you helping out in some small ways – to you, it’s just a small thing but to the other person, it meant a whole world to that someone.
Running around daily, even on holidays, travelling some 5,000 km a month, zig-zagging all over the place or literally speaking, ‘running-aroung-in-circles’, collectng cooked food, buying dry groceries, collecting preloved items, counselling, etc non-stop from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm daily, serving our clients with L❤️ve & Humility, full of passion and energy.
Someone once remarked that business for YSJB is good – giving out so much of goodies to the Poor & Needy but never bringing home any $.
Another person remarked that ‘just clicking a few buttons donating to YSJB is so easy but then the hard work of buying the goodies and distributing them to the right people is the hardest part.
Another also remarked that volunteers like us are more exposed to Covid-19 than anyone else as we are on the move all the time.
We have a group of volunteers, following me around occasionally, all repeat volunteers and they told me ‘this is something $ can’t buy’ – I can understand them, something that can’t be described in words, a fantastic feeling only felt by you alone!
All said and done, just a ‘thank you’ spoken with such gratitude from the heart with a beautiful smile will just melt your ♥ away – you got to be there to savour ‘that moment’, indescribable ecstasy, peace & joy! So so hard to describe.
Perhaps, this story sent to me by one of my many supporters describes it beautifully!
Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola is asked in an interview, “Sir what can you remember that made you a happiest man in life?”
“I have gone through four stages of happiness in life and finally I understood the meaning of true happiness.
“The first stage was to accumulate wealth and means. But at this stage I did not get the happiness I wanted.
“Then came the second stage of collecting valuables and items. But I realised that the effect of this thing is also temporary and the lustre of valuable things does not last long.
“Then came the third stage of getting big projects. That was when I was holding 95% of diesel supply in Nigeria and Africa. I was also the largest vessel owner in Africa and Asia. But even here I did not get the happiness I had imagined.
“The fourth stage was the time a friend of mine asked me to buy wheelchairs for some disabled children. Just about 200 kids.
“At the friend’s request, I immediately bought the wheelchairs.
“But the friend insisted that I go with him and hand over the wheelchairs to the children. I got ready and went with him.
“There I gave these wheelchairs to these children with my own hands. I saw the strange glow of happiness on the faces of these children. I saw them all sitting on the wheelchairs, moving around and having fun.
“It was as if they had arrived at a picnic spot where they are sharing a jackpot winning.
“I felt REAL joy inside me. When I decided to leave, one of the kids grabbed my legs. I tried to free my legs gently but the child stared at my face and held my legs tightly.
“I bent down and asked the child: Do you need something else?
“The answer this child gave me not only made me happy but also changed my attitude to life completely. This child said:
‘I want to remember your face so that when I meet you in heaven, I will be able to recognise you and thank you once again.’ “
What would you be remembered for?