Alarm clock rang when it was time to start my meaningful Saturday. I checked the clock again. It was 5:45AM Saturday early morning. I was lying on the bed for a while and telling myself so hard to prepare for the activity I signed up for today. I, physically, went to the bathroom to wake me up completely as my mind is still on the bed. My mind started totally wake up after showering for about 15 minutes. When the clock turned to 6:45, my steps were leading to High Point Community Services Association at Lorong 23, Geylang.
Highpoint Community Services Association is involved in the daily packing of about 1000 food packets for the needy people. This activity starts at 6:30AM whereby the vegetables will be delivered and cooking. We, volunteers, are needed to help packing in order to be ready to deliver at 10AM.
I have been doing those kinds of volunteer activities from October 2010. Of course, I am happy for what I am doing for those people in need. But yet I could not find any activity I am interested in most till this morning. When I got to HCSA, everyone was doing their respective duty. There were also other people from other organizations. Although I was a little bit late, my volunteer leader, Shu Yan, told me to join one of the groups who were helping packing. I went down to that group and helped packing.
Our group got Six people including me. One was for putting rice into the packets, two were for putting curry, one was to cover up the packet, one was to tie those packets with rubber buns [that was me ;) ], and another one was arranging the packets into one baskets. I did not even notice how many packets we had made until Uncle came and told us that we still needed to make 50 packs. I thought we just needed 50 more food packets. After making those 50 packets, I pushed that basket to the place where it was supposed to be. Uncle came to us pushing another blank baskets and said we need 50 more packets. Haha..We did that one too and we had to do other ones too.
I got a lot of pressure while I was packing because we had to finish packing at 10AM. Some cars came to the place where we were packing at 10AM and we also had already finished packing. I noticed and told myself that I did something difference today for needy people as the cars were going from HSCA to those needy people in order to distribute the food packets we had made.
Now, I am still delightful for what I have done today. Even though I did other activities on other days, this activity is the one I enjoy most. I was going back home thinking what I did not only for those needy people, also for myself. I feel much more than please than ever. Finally, I found the one I enjoy most. I decided to join that activity for other weeks on my way back to home and gonna start my meaningful Saturday. ;)
I share my love, happiness, and delight-fulness with you guys
Claire Chan Myae