Ever since we have decided to take part in this project I have been thinking about various ways to spread the act of kindness. I remembered how a small kind act or word have had helped me to bring joy many times. Often those acts were simple but never insignificant.
I thought about creating inspiring cards, giving away my paintings, writing letters with words of hope and joy. All of them were great ideas but somewhere my heart was not satisfied. It longed for more of a deeper impact. So I waited without knowing what I was waiting for .
Then one of my friend shared a story in his Facebook about these two little children with these photos.
When I read their story I knew that the universe/ God has responded to my heart’s desire to make a change , to create an impact.
These two brother and sister, aged around 10 and 12 , lives in a road side slum in my home town Dhaka. Their father had died a few years ago and their mom works whole day only to earn enough money to feed them. Still she sends them to a local school, operated by NGOs for poor kids. These two kids don’t have any electricity at home. The only lamp they have is used by their mother to cook, so they sit under the street lamp and study. A total stranger once noticed them and came to know about their story. He was so inspired by them that he shared this story on his facebook.
Rest of the story is filled with enormous act of kindness from some really wonderful people. We formed a facebook group, organized visits to their house, created a plan to raise fund to support their education and also basic day to day needs. I was blown away by the energy of these kind souls and the terrific job they all did. We raised enough funds to get them admitted to a proper school and arranged life long sponsors for them. And all of these people are totally stranger to each other, only thing that united them are empathy and tenderness of their heart.
I arranged to personally speak to them over the Skype and when I saw that beautiful little girl, it made spending all the time and money worthwhile. Her smile showed me that there are hope and joy in her life. She is not alone anymore. She has been touched by the light, the light of love and kindness.
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With love and grattitude
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