Happy summer break to all!! See you in September at the ashram premises, for a new balavihar year!

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Grade 6 teachers.

A Trip To The Soup Kitchen for Annadanam

Hari Om Sixth graders!              SaturdayDecember 15, 2012

First of all, I have to say thanks a lot for all the tasty treats you sent with us for the soup kitchen! It all looked absolutely delicious! and a special shout out to all of the people who took the time to make there own food.  Not that buying food was bad though. Its the thought that counts

Anyway, we all really appreciated the fact that you delivered the food on time to the ashram. But sadly, only one student actually actually came to the annadhanam...  After all the food was delivered, the teachers and I went to the kitchen.  I had a great  time going with them.  After we arrived there,  my heart splinterd like porcelain when I saw all of those poor people. Not just adults or teenagers, either. There were children and even toddlers at the kitchen!  Can you imagine that?  Just step into their shoes. No home, no food, maybe even no parents.  No presents for your birthday, no one to celebrate holidays with.  Very few go to school, having to rely on other people to get food.   Makes our lives sound pretty good, huh? 

The next time you start to complain about not getting something you wanted, or not liking the food your loving family is able to provide, just picture those children at the soup kitchen.  Moving on,  after we heated up the food and put it out and rung the 'dinner bell', all of the people came up to get their food.  Another thing I noticed was that even though the people had a pretty unfortunate lives, they still were so polite! Some of them had better manners than some of the kids in our class!!  Every single one of them said please and thank you and they didn't waste a single morsel! A single morsel!!!  Overall, I had a great night and I was truly amazed by all of the people and the way they behaved.  From now on, I am going to try to follow their great example and apply their values in my life!   


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