The Philippines is probably the only country that celebrates the festive season the earliest and the longest!
It has been an annual tradition of many Filipinos to put up their Christmas trees with flickering lights as soon as the ‘BER months start. In fact, communities and cities all over Manila already have their amazing Christmas displays ready for viewing for everyone as early as September.
However, for the Filipino-dad-of-four, that wasn’t the case when he was growing up. He grew up without electricity in his home, especially during the yuletide season.
Surprisingly enough, he used it as motivation and as quoted in the article, he told himself: “Maybe one day.”
As luck would have it, the day came and he is now an electrician, residing in Richmond, Canada.
In the article, they mentioned that Lorenzo has been showcasing his Christmas lights display for almost 10 years now. In addition, they also described Lorenzo’s house as a “mini-festival of lights.”
Watch his inspiring story on what transpired him to do this lovely gesture.
Source: Richmond News Youtube Account
According to the article, Mr. Lorenzo Lagaspi usually starts his display first week of November and lights it up December 1st of each year.
The most touching part of the story was when he shared the reason behind everything: He said to RichmondNews.com, “I didn’t have this opportunity growing up, so I really like to make people happy.”
His story is indeed timely and inspiring.
Have you got any inspiring stories to share? What motivates you?