Its the end of another day, I’m slowly making my way back to my dorm after spending the afternoon volunteering at the Mona Rehabilitation Center. This walk home is always emotionally taxing for me, as I usually feel helpless. My heart hurts as I observe the state of the children housed in the centre.
Oh how I wish I could help them all.
Today however was different. I spent the afternoon volunteering with a group of disabled children. As soon as they saw the group of volunteers their faces lit up ever so brightly and I couldnt help but smiling. Some were severly disabled, yet they were all so happy.
It shocked me!
They will probably never enjoy the quality of life we enjoy, yet they seemed unaffected with not a care in the world, just GENUINE happiness.
In the hours that followed I got a serious workout as I pushed them in their wheelchairs around the centre. This workout was more than just physical for me as my heart now raced with the new love I had developed for these kids.
I really enjoyed the time spent with them as they shouted, laughed and screamed for joy.
In that moment all my troubles were forgotten, I found I had even stopped worrying about my upcoming exams.
I too felt happy.
Since that experience I’ve decided that Its best for me not to work in paediatrics, as it takes too much out of me emotionally.
I however learned to be content with my situation and the things in my life I have no control over.
Count your blessings and share them with those who are not so blessed.
Take time to consider others and their struggles, remaining cognizant that there are people out there that NEED HELP.
Those kids just wanted contact, meaningful human contact. Not the diagnostic probes and pokes they were used to, or an abusive hand, but a touch of love and care.
SO TOO ARE PEOPLE IN SOCIETY THAT NEED OUR LOVE!
Will you share your love?