Monday, September 30, 2013

What Will Tomorrow Bring?

Nowadays, I open my day with "Hello Today." It is a way to leave yesterday's old business and start anew.  And so each day as I wonder what tomorrow will bring, I have gotten used to embracing whatever comes my way. It is a game that can be played by one and this solo game continues to enrich my life.

 My penchant is to pay a visit to all the children I sponsor in different countries.  So another journey is on the horizon! I do not have any special dates for the places on my bucket list but each country's turn comes naturally and once again I am planning, shopping and excited to see the child that I have written to for years.  My journey will take me across the Indian Ocean, via Goa to a village called Karwar. There I will meet Neeta, the young Indian girl that I have been sponsoring through ChildFund International.  For a monthly gift of $36.00, Neeta is provided

  • Health care and medicines
  • New clothing and shoes
  • Educational support
  • Hope for a brighter future

As in the past when I have visited one of the children, language did not keep us apart and it certainly will not, this time either. It is an exciting opportunity to see the world while contributing to the well-being of someone in need. My message will be one of hope.  I will encourage studying hard because this is the main road out of poverty. I will tell Neeta to never give up, just keep going after a better life, making use of the support she gets from this glorious organization.

My friend told me this is a BOLD move but for me it is important for me to make a difference in the lives of these children born into poverty.  I will continue to heed the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "Be the change you want to see in the world." So as I wonder about the day ahead, I will beckon tomorrow with a big, "Hello Today" knowing it is another day to spread the word to anyone who will listen to why and how we can make a change in the life of a child in need.