This photo has gone viral. When I first saw it, I nearly cried thinking "what a moment, those children are enjoying an internal joy pretending they are taking a selfie with a sleeper."
Then when I kept looking at it, I realised there are so many beautiful messages encrypted in this very tender, powerful moment. I come from poverty so I know what I am talking about, and I have a few lessons or messages to share.
When we are poor and don't have resources, we make every little resource available a source to try to find joy.
We tend to rely more on hugs and kisses because we don't have fancy material things
We believe that happiness is not what is out there, but the way we perceive it, so even a simple smile can look like the biggest gift ever.
We tend to appreciate more the very little we have, because most of the time it is so difficult to obtain it. So when we get it, we just truly love it.
And like in the photo, those children have in their face that sincere smile of joy created by something it is only in their imagination.
For us all, we should appreciate who we are and what we have because life, even if we live a simple one, is still full of joy.
Let's live, love and laugh.