Friday, 18 July 2008

climate change... :-(

Not been a good few days I will be going back home to the family (village) I have had tummy problems and heatwave. This is crazy weather where people who live here cannot handle the heat so god knows how I am coping. Well I’m not… I have been on a rice and dhal diet which is nasty after eating it three times a day… URGH!! I so miss my Chinese and Italian food and it’s only been a week. Seems I have been here a lifetime… had to wash my own clothes too… ok I tried but the girls helped me…The washing machine is in the boys’ hostel so again Gods giving me another challenge to face. That said I met a lovely man RP uncle ji who works in the deaf school, it was so refreshing to speak to someone passionate about his work after being in the Punjab army for 32 years he now does sewa at the school.

I’d be lying if I said this is not tough but then I received a couple of messages to keep me going…again on the wall:

THE MORE YOU GIVE THE MORE YOU GROW IN SPIRIT

And I was lucky to get another:

BE HUMBLE AND YOUR PRAYER WILL PIERCE THROUGH ALL THE CLOUDS AND REACH THE THRONE OF GOD!

5 comments:

jdk653 said...

Hey, hope you feel better soon. The trip sounds amazing, I am sure you will do great work when you have acclimatised - both to the weather and the place.

It all sounds like a huge contrast to Birmingham. When people complain about minor things here they have no idea what others are facing.

Cheers

Jack

Manni Kaur Dulai said...

Hey Jack

Many Thanks

It is amazing just wish i could enjoy it alot more minus the weather and climatising...

We do take alot for granted and complain about the littlest things...

puts it all into perspective...

Sikhcess said...

You want some Lasagna or pasta from Oklahoma when I come ;)!

Manni Kaur Dulai said...

oh forget that please...

some OREO's would be fantastic...

i have an order coming in on the 25th ish too..... hmmmm

Amit said...

Oreos and Kachha Dhudh (unpasteurized milk) ... sounds delicious !

On another note, I hope you've had a speedy recovery and bounced back to it ! We know that you have an indomitable spirit and anything you put your mind to you can accomplish.

Perhaps there is no more important component of character than steadfast resolution. The girl who is going to make a great woman, or is going to cont in any way in after life, must make up her mind not merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

No matter what you face - face it with a strong heart and love.

We're all cheering for you !