Thursday, February 27, 2014

Date a social development worker.

Date a social development worker. Date a girl who spends most of her time empowering other people. Someone who finds happiness in seeing other people succeed.  
Find a girl who is involved with social development work. She loves learning from experiences; you can bring her to a humble sitio and witness how she enjoys talking to people about their dreams and aspirations.
Date a girl who is involved with social development work, she sees beauty in the chaos of life and will try to make the most out of it.
Find a girl who is involved with social development work, for she will always find hope in everything; she will make a great companion in life.
A girl who writes not only to express herself to the world, but most importantly, she writes to engage other people to do their own share in shaping the future for the coming generations.
Who uses the words strategic, development, sustainability, and impact on a daily basis, and could even use them all in one sentence.
She would love to hear stories of initiatives, stories of impact, and be part of it too.
Date a girl who would travel to places to not only enjoy and experience the culture, but also to observe the marginalized, and to deduce ways on how their lives can be improved.
A girl, who, when presented a big amount of money, thinks of how many sustainable projects it can fund and how many families would benefit from it rather than thinking of how many clothes, bags, or make-up she could buy.
A girl who thinks about minimizing carbon foot prints coz she wants a safer planet for future generation to live in. She also cares more about climate change than how to style her hair.
Date a girl who cares more about reforesting hectares of denuded forest areas than how she would look like after a two-hour trek up the mountains.
A social development worker, someone who would not mind getting sweaty, dirty, and is willing to brave the floodwater just to extend help to disaster stricken families. Someone who instead of staying at home on a crazy weather day, is on-call and is ready to be deployed for relief efforts.
Date that girl who has that innate sense of urgency to respond quickly to the need of others. Coz you know you’ll be well taken cared off.
She thinks inclusive.
She knows how to fight for her beliefs, her rights, her aspirations, and that of others too. Who believes in social good, a girl who knows when, and how to speak up for others so that they will have the chance to be heard too.
She asserts herself to get what others deserve. She fights for equal opportunities across gender, stature, and race. She believes in the importance of one’s welfare. Who believes in building one’s capacities - you know that she will someday be a great life partner that will constantly push you to be better than who you are right now.
She understands that helping can go beyond than just philanthropy or doling out money. Who tries to inspire and uplift others in her own way. Who creates little ripples of change in the best way she can. She knows humility, service, selflessness, and compassion, which she tries to exude every day.
When you are with her, don’t forget to compliment her. Don’t just tell her she’s pretty or smart; tell her what she does matter. When she is stressed about work, don’t pacify her, be tough, and remind her the reason why she is there in the first place. There will always be rough times that she might want to give up, but remember that once she is reminded of why there are such jobs like hers, she will get through it, she always will.
Also, you must understand that you will never have her for yourself, for she will always be a woman for others. There will be a lot of times when she’ll choose field work, coastal clean ups, and relief operations over dinner dates or movie nights.  But never think that she does not care about you or your relationship, she just cares a lot that it transcends to other people too. Never get tired of telling her that you are proud of her, you support her, coz she gets her strength from the people around her, better yet, find time to join her in her causes, she’d love to show that giving and caring world to you too. ###

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