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A little parcel of happiness


Street Kids

A Study found that two thirds of the world’s hungry live in just seven countries: Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, India, Indonesia and Pakistan. In India, 210 million people ( 18% of the total population) are undernourished.

“You can find Calcutta anywhere in the world. You only need two eyes to see. Everywhere in the world there are people that are not loved, people that are not wanted nor desired, people that no one will help, people that are pushed away or forgotten. And this is the greatest poverty. “  – Mother Teresa

Our planet produces enough food to feed its more than 960 million undernourished people. The basic cause of global hunger is not underproduction; it is a production and distribution system that treats food as a commodity rather than a human right.

Coming back, Had a family dinner in a good restaurant yesterday. Of course we had a special reason to celebrate@!

In our enthusiasm ,we ordered more than we could eat….. everybody was full to their hearts content.

Settled the bill. excess food…???? somebody said ..hey get it parceled for Tommy at home ( cliched name for a dog, isnt it? but that’s the way it is!)

So we take the parceled dog food,jump in to the car and drive away.

5 mins and we are the traffic signal. arrgh…this signal is taking a lifetime.

Just then, I look to the left on the road side to find… street children everywhere — at every intersection, in every railway station, every tourist spot — 18 million in total across the country.

We now clearly see the  scruffy kids who beg, steal, shine shoes and smear car windows in an effort to make a few rupees.

And then the realization dawns upon me- how lucky i am – to live, to eat, to stay with people i love and people who love me back.

We can all make change, no matter how young, overwhelmed, busy, or broke we might be. Sure, we can’t all go out an start our own orphanages right now — but for starters, we can do small things like this. Like donating your old school dress, shoes, clothes you find you won’t be wearing anyway, food if possible.

Doing simple acts of kindness not only makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, it helps others to feel worthy. It also motivates them to want to pay it forward.

So when are you giving some one a little parcel of happiness ?