Today, I was heartbroken..
I was on my way home from work.. the red light turns to green and as my car was moving forward, I was sitting in the backseat looking out the window. And there I saw a little boy carrying a big rice sack filled with cardboards and other construction materials. He was about 8-10 years old. It was so heavy that he was walking so slowly, and his body was slouching so low that all he can see is his feet. For a second, I caught a glimpse of his face, he was huffing and puffing, trying to control his breathing, hoping that his breathing will help place his foot in front of the other so that he'll make it to other side of the street.
It broke my heart. I wanted to tell my driver to stop the car and maybe give him some money or help him carry those heavy sack to the other end. But as I was thinking, my car kept driving further and further away and I started crying.
All I could do then was say a prayer asking God to please bless that boy wherever he is and to give him all the strength and courage to face whatever it is that he has to face in this lifetime.