Crippling effect of poverty

Most of us are not wealthy, but yet live well, have a roof over our heads, food to eat, and are able to meet our day-to-day needs. Sometimes, I think, it serves us well to realize that while we may not have much money in the bank, compared to some, we are indeed wealthy. A few days ago, a new blogger happened upon my blog and left a comment. As I always try to do, I responded to her comment, then went to her blog to ‘check it out’. She is a new blogger and what I found on her blog left me with tears in my eyes. I am sharing her story here and I hope you will take a few minutes to read her words. She is living in poverty … not in the western world where we have some protections and assistance, but in South Africa. Please take a moment to read her post and welcome her to our blogging community.

Mom's daily battle............

Poor people usually say “If your children have food to eat, a place to bath, a warm bed to sleep in and parents who love them, they’ll be happy” ….

Let me tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth, children are exposed to so much everyday, they are being teased at school, they suffer emotionally and poverty makes them distance themselves from society or they become bullies to get rid of all the pain of rejection from peers and everyday normal life and activities, I don’t know if I should be happy or sad for my three children because all three of them are introverts instead of bullies.

There’s a saying “Poverty takes up all of your time” and that is so true, because as a grown up or parent you are battling everyday to make ends meet, and you sometimes have to travel up and down just…

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3 thoughts on “Crippling effect of poverty

  1. I am sorry that you have to watch your children suffer the effects of poverty. I have shared your blog post on my twitter feed.
    Wishing you best outcome and that your children grow up to be caring (as you will likely teach them that) in a world that doesn’t care about them.
    Love is the only thing in our hearts that no one can take from us. ❤

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