Decency is the way
A journey in the world of decency
On our vessel, we are struggling to trim the mainsails in the direction of decency.
As you know, the sea is often restless, the waves are whirling and the currents are averse, as if trying to take all boats to the land of indecency.
Despite all these, we think that together we can save ourselves, fighting for the things that should truly guide our journey: self-respect, dignity, kindness and faith.
We want our crew to grow bigger, strong and united, so we are inviting you all… from the whole world, to pilot along with us this vessel of love and decency!
Vision & Mission
The Association Decent was created from the desire to remind that our beauty lies in decency, that courtesy means nobility and that elegance is what defines each and every one of us, as long as we stay decent
Within its programs, the Association aims to define decency as normality and to call attention to some of the true human values like benevolence, propriety, friendship. For this, it addresses to everyone through: conferences, interviews, photos and videos, books, translations, activities with children (foreign languages), construction of hospitals, sanatoria, churches, and schools – in remote areas, where mountaintops touch the sky and the children living in the village have to walk miles into freezing cold, snow, rain or heat, in search of education. Also, our Association supports charity cases, ill people, fellows who are in need, because we know that It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20, 35). Our team loves people, delicacy and the courage to be decent!
We wish to discover together the power and the joy of good deeds, to share what we have and who we are. Let’s remember that we are never alone, that we can support each other, that the solutions are often within our reach and that we only have to choose them together. We may be small, but we can do big things! Let’s contribute to kind deeds, let’s make a tiny sacrifice for someone’s smile, and let’s not forget that a compassionate gesture can bring hope. Our involvement and efforts can be the very treatment that some people need. We think that being human and humanity are more important than prejudice and that bringing joy is actually a joy in itself. Also, we consider that we define ourselves through others, for we are people once we show love. Being there for the others mirrors our hearts and that is why we hope that in the core of these good deeds we would find the path back home, to our true values.
The patron saints of the Association Decent are:
Father Arsenie Boca and
the Holy Martyrs Brancoveanu,
to whom we pray for guidance.
Tilt the balance to love!
- - social involvement
- - material and emotional help
for those in need
- - volunteering
Decency in all!
- - educational conferences
- - purposessupporting moral values
- - therapy, pilgrimages
- - publishing and translating books
My beautiful country
- - promoting identity values
- - promoting traditions and
authentic folk culture
- - dialogue with other cultures
Why do we need a blog on an NGO website…? Because an NGO’s activity practically survives due to donations. We have been invited to hold conferences, to have our own broadcast in the air on several TV channels, radio, online etc. I categorically refuse! Why? Because we are supposed to involve amounts of money, energy, people, time and many other things in order to hold a conference, for example. A site, on the other hand, offers me the opportunity of an online conference, if you wish. Why spending useless the amounts of money from our donators, earned by them with hard work, in order to collect other amounts, why losing time with organizing such events, time also lost by our audience, when, comfortably, with less resources, from bed, armchair or office seat, while on train or tram, airplane or a bench in our beloved park, having a coffee or… any place that gives us food for our souls, at a click distance, everybody can find out what they are interested in? Why spending time, infinitely coffee breaking, when some of our audience are no coffee or tea drinkers, or they may have other preferences? Why lying to them with a few crafty words, a biscuit for the most, or a leaflet, a flyer about a book that they are willing to pay for anyway, just for the sake of determining each and every one to donate large amounts and not according to their possibility or heartiness, putting a pressure on their hearts to do things our way, a thing that God doesn’t! Why posing a wide and warm smile on the outside, but bitter inside, trying to prove what I cannot even prove myself, the fact that I AM HUMAN and I deserve more than a mere smile… maybe applauses, money, appreciation… giving autographs and listening to things I wouldn’t, selling my heart’s freedom, the precious drop of meekness God has endowed me with, and my dignity for having them, or for the money which, I dare think, would justify all this false, deceitful self-engagement which is not at all to God’s liking? Why not allowing everyone, better, do whatever their hearts desire, do what they are able to, the little they have a possibility for, or not, just because Above, no matter how much one gives, one’s heartiness is appreciated, and not the amount of money one wraps up in an envelope or writes a cheque for? Why, if God Himself endowed man with freedom (the freedom of choosing good instead of evil), should I believe that by pushing things up I am going to receive more? Indeed, I have the rhetoric, it is within me, the needed skills for the making of a sound speech, too… but is this right? Is it fair to the listener? I keep wondering… am I not being, in this case, a deceitful person hoping to get funds, even for a noble cause, by means other than spiritually noble, my core speaking subject?
Thinking and deeply thinking again, maybe for too long a time, I say: there will be no conferences unless we organize them, DECENT Association, due to the fact that our donators, whose money have to be used in organizing such events, have been working hard for it; I would rather help someone poor or invest it in a child’s education, comfort a sad lonely mother with a child or an old man in illness, or simply use it for an animal cub without shelter, a wrecked church building, or a student-to-be with no money for education… cannot we do a lot with money? I will no more be part of TV shows if they are paid by DECENT Association because money and allocated time can be managed a way lot more efficiently. Surely, one of DECENT Association’s statutory objectives is not just offer financial help, but contribute to education, including the spiritual one; however, we are not following any trends, the way many would ask, but simply and in soul purity, as it is possible to us, imperfect ones.
I will leave our activity to your appreciation or not, the fulfilment of your projects through our actions, whether donate or not, and if you donate in order to help, for keeping us active and for our projects, do it the way you feel and as much you feel, according to your heartiness, your devotion, passion or love, inclinations to whatever we, the Association members, propose, having been inspired by you! Do it joyfully, with love, no matter how much sorrow you see, speak about or come across. Life has its favourable moments and more than these, unfavourable ones, out of which we should extract the myrrh of love they were all made with, gaining experience in further healing the hearts and lives of many. On the sea of life there is sun, good weather but also storms, even wild ones… the important thing is to walk, at least for a minute, for a while, like Peter, on its still surface, without drowning, believing in the power of love, unity and God! May God bless you for all the good things you are doing, we wish that you conquer Heaven even in this life, even on earth! AT LEAST THIS! This is all we can give God back… but it is so little… forgive us!
Give up to one of your dreams in order to fulfil a bigger one,
putting a smile on the face of those who haven’t smiled for a long time!
Make the light and the hope rise in the hearts of those who are expecting a helping hand from you, knowing that above every hand there is God’s hand who receives everything you offer!
Donate and this will fill your heart with joy, will make your dreams come true!
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