Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Quote Challenge- Day 3 of 3

I often visit this particular children's home and I see that many people sponsor the meal on special occasions, like their children's birthday's or their wedding anniversaries, or in memory of their parents. All you have to do is write out a cheque and specify your choice of day. Very noble you may say, but is that really enough? The staff usually ask the donors if they would like to mingle with the kids, and it shocks me that most people say 'no', they think they have done enough by just donating money. They cannot bear to move around the corridors with the kids or bother serve them food! 

But I feel that the kids here need love more than they need food on their plates. The first time I went here, I told the kids a story, and since then they have known me as the "story akka". Whenever I visit, they insist that I tell them a story. Nowadays, I insist that they tell ME a story! We have quiz sessions, like the one in the picture on the left. There are some really bright sparks who know all the answers! There's one tiny five-year-old, who insists on singing to me whenever I visit! And she learns a new song every time just for me! 

This picture on the right was taken during one such lunch hour, by the parents of the little girl who walks with me. The little girl shared her birthday with me, and her parents who had come to donate, asked me if I could take her with me and talk to the kids. She shook hands with the kids as I told her the names and the kids looked thrilled. I wish more people would realise that just donating is not enough. Of course, money can buy a lot of things for these kids, but they also need love, and the hunger love for that is much more.

This inspires my quote for the last day of the challenge.

 "The Hunger for love is much more difficult to remove...
          than the hunger for bread"


Thank you Parul, for nominating me, so that I could share these quotes through my blog. I am not nominating anyone today, but if any of my readers want to take it up, please do, and let me know you are doing it!

Here are the rules- (but feel free to break them!)

This is what the 3-Day Quote Challenge is all about.

1. Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own.
2. Nominate 3 bloggers to challenge them.
3. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.


  1. Absolutely true. Money alone is never enough. It's the same in old age homes, even if you spend a day with them, the look in their eyes is priceless, it's pure joy of having someone to talk to, someone who listens. That's when you realize how lonely they truly are. It's sad.

  2. You've touched the right chords with this post. I never knew, that you willingly participate in such noble causes. May be next time i would love to join you.

  3. Titli this is a very touching incident Very suitable for the quote

  4. Agree completely! I have been to a few orphanages and homes for the elderly. A small talk, listening to their stories is what matters and not the clothes or food that we share. Love is all that they need!

  5. Very noble and awesome job dear.. Keep it up feeling proud that I know such great people like you

  6. that is such a beautiful act ... indeed it's the love that we need to spread :) You are doing such a noble job ... kudos to you :)

  7. That is very true! Nothing can replace the time you give to another person!

  8. That is so sweet and kind of you to do, to visit these children and offer them love. Such a fine example for a great quote and certainly love is needed just as much, and at times more! :) <3


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