Tbt - thanksgiving edition
while hiking through a village near lalibela, ethiopia yesterday, my guide and i came across a little boy crying really loudly. my guide asked him what was wrong and the little boy said that he lost his pen and now he can't go to school because there are no shops nearby to buy a new one.
i happened to have a pen in my bag which i gave to the boy. (you can see him holding it in the photo). i have never seen someone be so happy. his tears quickly dried up and he was all smiles. i asked him if i could get a photo of him and he came up to me and put his arm around me.
as we continued hiking on, we could see him running as fast as he could down the hill to catch up with his schoolmates.
i am so glad that i had the pen with me and i was able to brighten his day and i am so incredibly thankful to be born at the right place and the right time to have amazing opportunities in my life. education was a given for me but so many people in this world aren't so lucky.