Poverty is darknes I am Light

Edith Ijeh
Posted December 20, 2019 from Nigeria
Alaba women
This years destination is alaba rago Lagos Nigeria.

This year just like every other year I will be visiting a slum for Christmas.  I have been able to gather my used items and have asked other sisters around to do same. 

This is where I find my light.  Growing up was not funny especially when it was Christmas. I wanted gifts, food, cloths but then they where far from me .

I decided to be a blessing every festive period by taking gifts, cloths, toys, shoes and food to localities where they are needed. 

The joy the fulfilment is all enough for me 

In my greatest times of darkness I reflect on how much of an impact i have been and want to be to the world, this light of mine shines each time I am able to put a smile on someone's face. 

I have been down and slashed to the floor yet am not giving up on the light I bring to the darkness called poverty.

 

This story was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.

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Jill Langhus
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hello Dear Edith,

Welcome back! How have you been, dear? I hope you and your son are doing well? Did you complete your interior design course now? What's next:-)

Aw, you're such a sweetheart to keep up this yearly campaign. Thanks for sharing your lovely post and inspiring tradition.

I hope you're doing well and having a great day and week!

XX

Edith Ijeh
Dec 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

Hello my sister Jill
Yes am fine and my son is also. Finished my course and am currently structuring gradually.

Thanks for the follow up it truly means a lot to me

Jill Langhus
Jan 01
Jan 01

Hello there:-)

Glad to hear it! Yay! Awesome news.

Sounds like 2020 will be great for you!

You're welcome:-)

XX

Anita Shrestha
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Thank you

Edith Ijeh
Dec 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

Hello my sister Anita. Thanks so much for the encouragement

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hello, dear sister Edith,

Welcome back! You are such an amazing, kind-hearted soul.

I believe you when you wrote, “The joy the fulfilment is all enough for me.” Studies show that we feel happy when we do acts of kindness.

I applaud you for choosing to be a light in the dark world of poverty. May your tribe increase!

Edith Ijeh
Dec 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

My dear sister Karen,. Amen for this I pray. Sending you love and light

Wusufor
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

It's great to have you back. We should never stop if we have the need to help others.
Keep up your good work. Have a great weekend dear:-)
Warm regards

Edith Ijeh
Dec 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

My dear sister Lisbeth, exactly t HR e reason I keep being strong knowing that there are people who need me. Thanks so much for your encouragement

Wusufor
Dec 31, 2019
Dec 31, 2019

You are welcome dear :-)

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

Dear Edith,
Thank you so much for post. You have no idea how blessed you are and how many blessings are flooding your way by just showing another person love and giving them hope. Indeed you are the light in their lives.
Thank you for your kind heart.
Have a merry xmas and a happy new year and looking forward to many more of your posts.
Stay blessed.

Edith Ijeh
Dec 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

My dear sister Anita.. This means so much to me. Thanks for the encouragement

lizzymark
Jan 01
Jan 01

Weldon sis there is never a gift too little or too much what matters is the heart of the giver. This is beautifully a great step to more I know great grace

Edith Ijeh
Apr 08
Apr 08

Thanks so much

Azeezat
Feb 15
Feb 15

No giving up dear sis!
Well done❣ Trust the outing went well.