February 20, 2013

The Joy in Sharing

Today is my blog's 3rd year anniversary. For months I was thinking of how, where and what foundation I will visit in celebrating this special day.

I thought of my former school, Nagkaisang Nayon Elementary School. Originally, all I wanted to do was to meet my former elementary teachers and throw a mini party for them. I contacted my Grade 6 adviser, Mrs. Rose Gutierrez, and learned that a lot of my former teachers are retired, others went abroad and some passed away. So I decided to just bring tokens for all the teachers and books for their library.


The mini party turned a bit bigger as the Nuffnang team, headed by Thei, joined forces with me.  They pledged to bring food for the teachers and volunteers. They even posted on their site about this event asking fellow Bloggers for book donation.


Then more friends started sharing joy.  The mini party turned into a Thanksgiving Party for the hardworking and dedicated teachers that hones, inspires and develops the future of this country.



This will not be made possible without the generous support of friends, namely  Ainon, Agnes Caguntas, Anvil Publishing, Bakersfresh, Bic Ballpen, Elro, Eng Bee Tin,  Filstar, Flawless, Graphixcel, Gastronomy by Joy, Galderma Phils, Healthtoday, JDJ, Jona Alforque, Mommy Mundo, More Than Just A Sahm, Nuffnang, Viviamo, Inc., Vivian Aguilar and Walter Bread.

And the people, I am most grateful for, for making this event joyful:

The Nuffies, from left to right: Abby, Rendhl and Thei

NNES Principal, Ms. Virgie Macapagal

My friends, also former students of NNES, Jam, Nenalyn, Jing and Nen (not in photo)
for taking the time out from their busy Mommy duties to assist me for this event.

My beloved adviser, Mrs. Rose Gutierrez
My nephew, Jomes, who tirelessly helped unpacked-packed-unpacked the goodies in and out of the car.
Last but certainly not the least, my husband for being very supportive on the things I love to do.

I must admit, this kind of activity requires a lot of time and effort but there is no greater feeling than the joy in sharing.

(View more photos HERE)

7 comments:

  1. I just love how you do it! It is so inspiring! Kudos to bloggers like you, who in spite of not getting enough sleep, sweltering money, time and effort all for good will and kind expressions. Sana para ka lang gremlin, i mean sana dumami pa ang bloggers na walang sawang tumulong at magbigay ng saya. Trully a JOY to everyone! Congratulations and more years to Occassions of Joy!

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    1. Thanks, Tukayo. You guys are as much part of this sharing. Can't thank you and Bhogz enough...next year ulit.

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  2. I just love how you do it! It is so inspiring! Kudos to bloggers like you, who in spite of not getting enough sleep, sweltering money, time and effort all for good will and kind expressions. Sana para ka lang gremlin, i mean sana dumami pa ang bloggers na walang sawang tumulong at magbigay ng saya. Trully a JOY to everyone! Congratulations and more years to Occassions of Joy!

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  3. Happy blogversary Occassions of JOY!!!

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  4. You truly bring joy and blessings to others. Continue to be an inspiration at sana lahat ng bloggers ganito, love love love.. God has a way talaga working all things for good. For a only a week preparation, naging successful ang lahat..
    Here's more years to OJ!~ Cheers!

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    1. THANKS, NUT-SY! Your contribution with this endeavor is as much as important.

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Thank you for the joyful comments!