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Enjoy the simple things in life

Winnie NgVancouver, CanadaAdministrative Assistant

May 19, 2017

Moloweni! Igmalam ndingu Winnie. It means “Hi, my name is Winnie” in Xhosa, one of the main languages spoken in Enkanini. This second time there, I got a chance to embrace the culture more and build closer friendship with the children there. My heart was touched again and again by their cheerful and grown-up faces when they came to Light and Love Home. I enjoyed living their simple life, where happiness is in the simple things.Many of the families cannot afford to bring the children outside of Enkanini, where the malls, restaurants and tourist areas are. So we took them to the Waterfront. Surprisingly, the children were most excited not about seeing the oceanfront, but about going up and down the escalators and elevators, and using the automated water and soap dispensers in the washroom for the first time in their lives! It showed me what I have in this life is already so great and beyond what many children have ever seen. It reminds me to give thanks instead of complaining and to enjoy the simple things in life.

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