Today we celebrate National Heroes Day in the Philippines.
Encarta defined HERO as somebody who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown an admirable quality such as great courage or strength of character.
Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini, Andres Bonifacio, Gabriela Silang, Melchora Aquino. These are the few people in history that showed great amount of courage and bravery in defending our country during the time of war and invasion. Through pens, guns and by helping others.
Today, OFW’s are considered modern day heroes. Filipinos who has to leave their family here and work abroad to secure a good future for them.
Life is a constant battle. Every day we fight to live. Every day is journey to take. And I believe that there is a hero in each of us. And I admire all my viral brothers for giving this battle a good fight. I know that since day one that we have learned that we are HIV positive it has made a great change in our lives.
Hat’s off to all of you who have shown great courage to accept our condition. Disclose to your loved ones. And continue to dream big and make those dreams come true. Acceptance is the key to everything and a very good relationship with GOD.
To the families and friends who have accepted us, thank you. For being strong for us. You are our heroes.
To the advocates and NGO’s for tirelessly and selflessly helping us. For all the works you have been doing in reaching out to PLHIV’s, thank you. You are our heroes.
To all people living with HIV, saludo ako sa inyo. Sa atin. Tayo ang mga bayani ng sarili nating buhay. Tuloy ang laban. Tuloy ang buhay. Happy National Heroes Day to all of us.
Mabuhay tayong mga BAYANI ng ating BUHAY.