Our greatest contribution in this life may not be something we do but someone we raise.
The month of June was filled with activities; from teaching children at Shishu Mandir, playing games with the elderly at Holy Spirit Home, speding quality time with children at the Lion’s Hope home to carrying out chores at Nirmala Shishu Bhavan.
Teaching at Shishu Mandir, we always end up leaving with a renewed understanding of ourselves. The energy of these children at Shishu Mandir always leaves us excited and wanting for more.
Service also means playing housie and losing to some wonderful elderly ladies at the Holy Spirit Home. We also spent some time talking and listening to them after the singing and games. We were super lucky to score some cheese crackers and wafers too. They never want you to leave without your hearts and hands full.
At the Lions Hope Home, we organized an activity called ‘Recipes to be a good human being’ and the children surprised us with their love, understanding and inclusivity. Here’s a look at what our volunteers experienced.
Shalini was a first timer at this home, here’s what she felt.
Last but not the least, at Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, apart from spending time with the children, we came together to support and help with their daily chores. Shishu Bhavan is a home for abandoned and orphaned children, some with severe disabilities. The sisters and the help regularly clean, feed and medicate the children. We are always humbled by their service and offer to share the load every now and then.
You see, wonderful things happen when we spend a little more love.
Choose to lift someone up today.