I met with Jaja (Lorna's friend) yesterday and was very overwhelmed to receive 757 pens and pencils!!! I felt like I receive a very nice early birthday present! Now I've got a total of 807 pens and pencils, not counting Nookie's items (Kikit's friend from Ateneo). I still have to meet her. I am also looking forward to receive another batch of pens/pencils from Lorna's officemate.
Truly there's a profound feeling of accomplishment when you see for yourself that goodness still work in this world; that people are bonded by a common language: hope. Hope igniting in every stranger's soul.. and when we find this tiny spark of hope, we know at that moment how powerful it is to exude and illuminate into a wonderful smile of a child.. as for our part who are witnesses to this miracle, we understand simply and deeply what happiness is all about.