I have found 5,000 pesos once whilst on my runs around the streets of Manila. I looked to see who it belonged to but there was no one in sight. Hence, it went in my pocket and I had a nice Primed lunch with my family.
Finding/Saving a 2 Year Old Filipina Girl
One night, at around 9pm, I was running home from work at Resorts World Manila along a dark Lawnton Avenue. I noticed a little lost 2 year old Filipina girl only a foot away from the busy road. This little one was alone, crying and but a step away from tragedy.
I am proud that I stopped and even though she could not understand English I found her home some 40 minutes later and 400 meters away in the labyrinth of the Army barracks.
Running allows you to help others in need and then gives you a sense of pride.
I have also found a lot of friends such as Bhong whilst out running.
The Moral of the Stories:
Running is a great activity for your body, brain, heart etc. However, it is even better when you really take in all around you, pay attention to all the beautiful things you see, and help others where you can. You might even find something unexpected!
There is no health benefit better for you than to see the smile on the face of the person you just helped. That is priceless.
Please share your story of who you helped whilst out running or walking. I’d love to hear it. Cheers.
Some of the Benefits of Running