By Ng Ah Eng
To many, having a place to call your own is an important. Owning a home is so much a pride possession that many people cling to it regardless of the price they had to pay. It is not surprising that many of us spend our entire life working to pay off our home.
Below is an interesting encounter that I have had that gave me a new perspective of life.
Sometimes back this year, I came across an old lady who was staying by herself in a big house. She was in her eighties, single, she lives alone by herself. Being old, she is weak and is not able to walk well.
With barely any income and people to visit her, she took up gardening to sustain herself. She planted some vegetables so that she could cook them and eat them. Her garden was so well kept that I noticed that there was no visible ants and worms around her garden. She even painted and maintained her own house. These are demanding tasks for a person of her age.