I woke up early in the morning and ready to share my thoughts with the little kids from Snow School. I was touched to see how the little kids were ready to hear from me. I had to speak for the kids from 3rd grade to 5th grade. The little ones were overwhelmed by by positive energy that passed a cross the room as a lightening thunder and they could passed it to me again. The room was full of happiness, laughing, smiling and hope for a better future.
I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t prepare and now am in front of the little ones. But I had one message for them, “Working hard today will determine your tomorrow”. I told them my story, growing up in Kibera slums and making it to Wesleyan University was not an easy journey. Kibera is one of the poorest place in the world. I tried my best how I can express my message to them to understand. As you know they are little kids.
I started by drawing their attention about Africa, Kenya. I told them in Kenya, there is beautiful animals. Latter on, I took their attention to my world in Kibera. A world far away from the world of beautiful animals and a world that people struggle to survive. A world where many people live under one dollar per day.
I shared my story and the kids were touched. When you have done positive thing, you kind of feel it. I felt that I’ve planted some positive thoughts in the heart of the little ones. I did my job, and I hope the out come will be great.
I felt so happy, when I gave my time for this kids from public school. I didn’t want to be paid anything. I wanted to give them something good for free. I knew they couldn’t be in a situation to pay inspirational speakers to come to their school because those kind of people need money. I did it, because I too was helped freely.
I wanted the kids to know the important of education. I told them they should not take it for granted because their future depend on education. Many kids around the world are willing to study but their is no opportunities for them. I wanted the kids to know that its bad to misuse something and yet many are dying to have what they have. I know they can be poor, but no way it can be compared to the poverty in Kibera slums.
I’m touched how my happiness comes from doing good. The only solution to the world is to be happy. If you are happy, you will be willing to help other people. If you are happy inside you will think about those who are suffering. “Happiness reflect happiness” thats my quote. But if you are sad, your sadness will affect the surroundings.
My last message, happiness does not come from your wealth, happiness does not come from your car. Happiness comes from your inside. I don’t think I can be happy when I know the injustices that are happening to the voiceless? No, I can’t be happy!
But, I’m happy for a reason: I know their is a lot of problems in the world, and I can’t solve them all but I’ve done my best and I’m happy.
I leave you my friends and supporters with happiness that comes from inside.