This site has all started from the intention to share the fruit of my study to an offer to make it online for which I have to say yes. Thanks Ms. Judy Simpson Vorfeld for rolling out a new wordpress site for Ang KALUWAGAN ng Pamumuhay – The EASEFULNESS of Living: www.kaluwagan.com
I was wondering why would she do this, and then she told me: “Why would I offer to do this? Mr. Gary Ador Dionisio says it well, “I believe that what I have right now that make me nakakaluwag sa buhay (live life with ease) are not because of my sheer luck or even my knowledge and information but rather these are gifts of God to me.”
I read in one of her blogs her husband question: “What can I do to help make your life better?” Then I realized that I have similar question: “Ano ang magagawa kong tulong para magkaroon ka ng KALUWAGAN sa buhay?”
Thanks Ms. Judy Simpson Vorfeld, we have the same question of Sir Jack.
For over a year I’ve been watching (primarily via Facebook) a group of leaders passionate about the importance of education, health, the economy, and community concerns for the disadvantaged. I see how many organizations interact and join together to meet various needs. I have seen generosity and grace. And I see these leaders enriching the lives of children (and often their families) so they can meet the future with confidence and joy.
Digital photography makes these projects come alive for people around the globe. Its use in social media helps people like me feel a part of the process, and inspires many to live up to their potential.
Some of the key people in these NGOs are brilliant photographers. But just as key are those who show a community how to better harvest seaweed, or reclaim items to use for community betterment. Or build Yellow Boats.
In studying these many NGOs, I notice that the leaders get their feet wet (literally) and dig in the mud with others. They do not stand apart. If there is a project, everyone gets involved. If it’s time to replace those trees used to build Yellow Boats, they plan for and plant those seedlings. Together.
On March 17, I saw the comment by Antonio Ingles on Facebook: “I also wish to make my dissertation be transformed into a book and to reach out to more people in conveying the Filipino term/word/concept LIFE WITH EASE (NAKAKALUWAG),” and I thought, “I can’t help publish his book in the traditional way, but I could create a website so he can at least publish on the Internet.”
That’s all I did. I just sprinkled a little sunshine. And I’m learning more about the concept of NAKAKALUWAG. So it is my turn to say “Thank you.”