GRATITUDE FOR GOOD
A Blog by Gratitude Alliance
By Rachel Crowther (Reposted from The Gracias Foundation, now called Global Gratitude Alliance)
I’ve been avidly following Amy’s time at the Maisha children's home near Nairobi via Facebook, along with many friends and followers of The Gracias Foundation. It’s moving to see life through a different lens, through someone else’s eyes. The fun and discovery the kids are having constructing and building different models with the amazing donation from LEGO Foundation. A boy running with and rolling a tyre. Beautiful roses on a market stall during a shopping trip with Mama Maisha. An omelette made with eggs and tea with goat’s milk fresh from the farm. A new-born goat taking its first shaky steps.
These images of everyday life make me happy and grateful for our partnership with Maisha. The children living there have fresh, tasty food, a good education (being supplemented right now by a visiting teacher) and hope for a fulfilling and self-sustainable future. But most of all, they have love, laughter and fun.
I’m grateful for the donations and repeat donors who are helping to give these kids a life all children should be able to live. And to Amy for her commitment to The Gracias Foundation and for her gorgeous photos.
Post-script: I was doing my usual trawl through Twitter this morning and came across this Maasai Proverb tweeted by @AfricanProverbs:
“Clever is the eye that has travelled”