It has been a while since I have had anything notable to write about. My days have been filled with work and psycho-babble. Studying has kept me from my looking glass over the past few weeks. But happy to report that the little mistress came with me to Sunlight Safe House on Mandela Day – 18 July 2013.
A couple of us from work went to Sunlight Safe House in Braamfontein to clean and pot some plants. We were welcomed so warmly by Lynne Cawood, the director of childline. What an amazing human being who showed such heart felt gratitude for helping clear out the store room and attempting to make their potted plants on the roof look better. What we did is nothing compared to what the people who work there do. We were there for about 4 hours, they selflessly spend every day giving back to the community and making sure children get the care they deserve. I had a greater sense of appreciation for how easy we actually have it and how lucky I am to be afforded every opportunity to give Kelso everything he wants, not just what he needs. We take so much for granted.
All we hear on the news every day is doom and gloom. You read the stories of some of the children who childline have helped and you just realize that although there are some sick people out there, there are some of the most amazingly generous and kind people too that do what they can to make the world the better a place.
Here are some of the fun shots from the day. It was one of the most enriching and fun days we have had in a while. I am certain that everyone who participated with share that sentiment.
If you want to check out what Childline is all about and the Sunlight Safe houses, check out their website. http://www.childline.org.za/default.asp
Hope those who also did 67 minutes of awesomeness enjoyed it. Can’t wait to do more of it.
Much Love & Light in the world.