The Filipino’s Very Accommodating Nature
More and more foreign nationals had truly been facinated with the Filipino’s very cordial and accommodating nature. As a Filipino myself, it seems that we are by nature gifted to naturally care for other human beings most especially people who are strangers to our native land and foreign to us. Even history could tell us how the Filipinos in the past cared for the Spaniards, Americans and Japanese who influenced us for thousands of years.
It is a God given gift I supposed, that made us extraordinarily accommodating and cordial to others that making friends is not a problem for us, even when we are situated in another country. We can easily adjust and adapt to different and difficult situations. Our being optimist and positive disposition helps us alot to conquer our fear. And with compassionate spirit we simply manifest this positive gesture working as nurses, caregivers or even domestic helpers in strange lands (as most of our fellow Filipnos where working abroad as oversseas contract workers) I firmly believed that this is a unique character that sets us apart from other nationalities in the globe. One can never easily fathom the richness of this extraordinary gesture until he/she lives long enough in the company of Filipinos.
One notable character that I could justify this unique and God given gift, is the fact how Filipinos would accommodate and care for foreigners in their homes or in hotels and restaurants; being very mindful of the welfare of foreign nationals in our territory. Our ready smiles and friendly gestures all would be freely given without asking anything in return. The sheer joy of caring is good anough for us. Evidently, even our people working overseas as care givers or nurses exemplify this very virtue of kindness and compassion.
Our optimistic view in the face of adversity and struggle had won us great blessings. As every one knew that the Philippines is always visited by storms and floodings many times in a year. Apparently, Filipino’s fighting spirit and positive perspective would say, ” the storm would soon pass and tomorrow will be a great day”. With hopeful heart in the midst of the storm. We are unique in every way.