I am right now in bed, watching YouTube while writing several blogposts. Multitasking is what makes everything effective..!
Today I woke up with a fever. I had such a bad headache, stomach ache & my whole body was overall hurting. I managed the day fine though, with painkillers and sleepy hours on the plane. We left the hotel at 8.30 am, got to Delhi around 2 in the afternoon & were home half an hour later. I’ve spent the day in the apartment, reading outside on the balcony, being on my iPad & sleeping.
I have had some really great days in Pune, tiring and intense, but very thoughtful & appreciated. The schedules were a lot, me & my grandparents are rather tired now. They head back to Sweden today, catching a late night flight in some hours.
I am so thankful to have gotten these experiences. Not many people get to see the real India or people this poor in general, slums & poverty & diseases & problems…
Seeing all the terrible photos of the poverty of course touches your heart a lot (I hope!), but experiencing it in real life is completely different. You get a whole new perspective on the world. All your own problems suddenly disappear. What to wear, which makeup to do, which party to go to and so on… Everything seems like having none importance at all, compared to the daily struggle that the slum people have to face. It is so heart breaking and it almost tears you apart. You have to keep in mind that you cannot stop living your own life- in non poverty, only because the opposite of your own life also exists. Thinking like this won’t get you forward in life.
Everything you see in India also has a complete opposite. The opposite always exists and the paradoxes are extreme.
Always keep in mind that not everyone can take things for granted, have access to clean water, a roof over their head, food for the day or a school to go to. Help the people in poverty as much as you can- but mind you: You can’t help everyone or solve everything, doing something for someone in poverty can seem like a little difference to you, but may make a complete difference in the life of the people in the slums or in the streets.
Do whatever little thing you can to, to help someone who has it tougher than you do. If your unable to make an action, putting money for charity organizations, donating clothes or non used items & so on. Do send thoughts to people who need it. ❤