Friendly Friday – Inspiration

I have picked up on this through someone I have been exchanging comments with recently.  A lovely lady called Manja Mexi Movie.  Please check her blog out.  The challenge has been put up by The Snow Melts Somewhere and as this week the theme is Inspiration I thought I would have a go.

Inspiration is not so hard to find, but increasingly dificult to maintain.  Much in life inspires me, from music to places, from people to the need to be the best parent I can be.  But whilst the inspiration is there, I find the motivation hard to manage with so many different things going on all the time.  Life is busy, and often challenging.

The photo I have chosen though always inspires me to be a better person.  It was taken in Laos a few days after the millenium past, and whilst we in the developed world were worrying about all the computers shutting down, and airplanes falling from the sky, this group of children were involved in the same pursuit as millions of children scattered across the world.  They just want to find enough food and money to stay alive.  I have seen this in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Liberia, everywhere.  Children who will never know the comforts we take for granted, struggling to survive without parents or a home, yet happy.  Yes Happy.  Sometimes the most content people I have met are homeless children.

So this is where I go for inspiration.  No matter how hard life seems, I never forget how lucky I am every day of my life.

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12 thoughts on “Friendly Friday – Inspiration”

  1. Ah! First of all, thank you for the mention and nice words. Second, thank you for following me to Snow’s blog and challenge, she is a great blogger as I’m sure you’ll soon find out if you spend some time on her blog. Plus she is a mom of twins. 😀 Third, this is a wonderful photo and memory. Happiness is relative and of our own making. Let’s be happy! Thank you!

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  2. How sad to imagine homeless children – a good reminder indeed that we should be happy for our fortune. Their happiness probably won’t last until adulthood, I’m guessing. Are the kids in this picture homeless? As a photo, it’s excellent and it brings a smile to my face. Thank you for participating and I hope to see you around!

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    1. Thank you. The kids in this photo were more street kids. I am not sure if they were actually homeless. They were not too talkative. Just liked posing for photos! I have met many homeless kids along the way. It’s ‘inspired’ ,e to write a blog about it soon.

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  3. Wonderful inspiration for sure. I also noted the joy in simple things in the children’s faces that I encountered in Nepal some years back. Great choice for Snow’s challenge. I am hosting next week so hope that you will stop by and join in with my Friendly Friday challenge, ( I host alternately with Snow!)

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