Its been awhile. I have been on africa time for the past 6 weeks. I have been volunteering in an orphanage in Tanzania. Lets just say it was inspiring and life changing. But before I bash the keyboard and become all preachy. I would like to share this quote (I am sucker for quotes)
“Do your little bit of good where you are. Its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu
These kids that I worked with everyday had nothing. One cup of shitty, watery, porridge sludge is what they would eat. Sometimes the porridge would run out and they would HAVE NOTHING. If we were not there to buy bread and rice they would still be eating this shit. Fourteen of them would sleep on FOUR SINGLE beds. Yet these kids were so happy and grateful for what they had. Everyday they would be smiling and laughing. Some of the children just wanted to have a hug and shown some love. One girl in particular would not let go of me at the end of the day. So happy with the simplest things like a hug or a piece of a bread. It puts your life into perspective. Who chooses the life we lead? Who decides, who is going to be born into a family of wealth. this stuff really keeps me up at night. Now I don’t want to sound preachy but be grateful for what you have. We are so lucky!
Poverty sucks. Its not a problem that is going to be fixed overnight. It can seem overwhelming. what can I do that can help!? I am only 18! I don’t have the answers and I don’t know if I ever will. But if we do little acts of kindness we may be able to change the world.
This little girls name is happiness we all called her happy. Her name matched her personality!