This week, I brought T1 to visit a few orphanages in Yangon. Today, I am a changed person. I’ve been trying every day since I was there excitedly thinking of the best words to describe my incredible experience but alas, have decided that no words would do the holy encounter an ounce of justice so wouldn’t even begin to try.
In these last few days, I have seen indescribable selflessness, true joy, simple pleasures, amazing strength, beautiful kindness, trained confidence, genuine smiles, testing trials, crazy laughter, incredulous sacrifice, undeserving poverty, and sincere love…….so, SO, SOOOOOOOO MUCH LOVE!!!
It made me rethink my life. Not that I was that out of track I think, but it made me realise how much more power I had within me to make an even bigger difference. It is a calling and I dedicate a piece of me, my heart, to the children of Myanmar.
Thank you to the Friends of the Children of Myanmar for being our host. Thank you for giving us more than we could ever give back. What you’ve given us, we have for life. We will try our very best to create a lifetime of difference to the children of Myanmar, one child at a time, one day at a time, one baby step at a time.
Why not in KL people ask? Does charity not begin at home? I’ve always helped local homes and will continue to do so but the magnitude of poverty is really quite different and excuse me for saying but the children of Myanmar truly stole my heart. It’s not something I can control. Sometimes, you just feel more for someone else. It was that moment when that little girl ran towards our leaving truck to thrust her self-made top into T1’s hands. I had to hide my tears. It was the collective selflessness of an international team who came together for a single purpose. It was the learnings from the human Angels who guided the way towards this path of selfless giving.
I cannot describe it. I really cannot. In Malaysia, the majority of time, it is always about me, me, me. It is not like that there and I love it like that.
The above video shows one of the orphanages that we visited. I am so honoured to have shook every childs’ hand and to have had the opportunity to watch them sing.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
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A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
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