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Now, my friend Anuz wanted to see before and after pics of my hair revolution. So here they are Anuz, especially for you! See how long my hair was, and see how short it is now. My hair was actually longer than this, cos this long-hair pic was taken last May! Yes it was hard to say Goodbye to it but I just had to find innovative ways to learn to Let Go, and I did :). Some people may say for goddsake its just hair Keshi, but we all have an emotional attachment to the way we look and to our identities. So yeah, I can honestly say it was hard to say Goodbye to my long hair but I thought about all those women and kids without any hair at all (be it from Chemo or illnessses). And where I cut my hair, they take long hairs and donate to wig-making. What a wonderful way to GIVE love.
I'm Gonna Be A Mum!
No I'm not pregnant, neither am I planning for it hehe. There's this dream of mine that I wanted to come true for ages and didn't really find time to see it shaping into reality...and now the time has come for me to make it real. I'm gonna be adopting a little 4yr old boy all the way in Sri Lanka, yes! (sorry I cannot give too many personal details about him or show you his pic due to privacy reasons). This little angel has stolen my heart completely, for even after I looked at his sad big eyes on a certain site's database and switched off my PC, he still hasn't left my heart. 2 weeks ago I saw his photo for the first time and the moment I set my eyes on him, I wanted to give him a life, a childhood, a reason to smile that he probably never experienced before. The website stated his hobbies as 'playing with my toys' and instantly hot tears welled up in my eyes. He's from a very poor and war-stricken family that often go to bed hungry, and the money that I donate to him every month is apparently more than enough for him and his whole family to survive. Yes, we are so much more luckier than many people out there. Have you ever given it a thought? I hope so. I'm not rich neither am I free of worries or troubles (I have plenty though I don't mention them here, and yes I sleep on a bed of thorns), but I think I have been blessed with many things in life that I'm able to share them with a less fortunate person...with someone who perhaps don't have a safe and happy childhood like I did. I feel alot of people, including my loved-ones, are mangled in their own selfish Wants that they forget to appreciate what they already have...so they whine, kick and cry over what they don't have. They fail to see how many others in this world live without even 1% of what they posses. And that's what makes me wanna be different...different to what the people I know are seeking from life. Sometimes their endless Wants choke my spirit. You don't have to have a million dollars to share with someone else...sharing only requires a feeling heart, and even $10 would make a difference in someone else's life or day. And what's the point in achieving many things in life, having endless assets and having loads of fun if we can't share? So if all goes well, from next week I'll be that little boy's 2nd mum :). And some day I hope to go visit this wonderful boy and his family in Sri Lanka...cos I wanna do one more thing, and that is HUG him with all my heart!
(please note: This post is not for me to gain praise. By writing about my work towards the needy, I intend to make a positive change in others who may read this. That's my soul intention of letting you all know what I do on the sidelines of my life. Don't honor me for I'm only a small fish in this big ocean of life...if you really wanna make a difference, take a step ahead and help someone in need. Thanks all!)
Current Music: Bed Of Roses by Bon Jovi