Sustenance

I was stir frying chicken for lunch and she stood on a stool next to me to see what I did. I could hear her licking her lips and hoping for a few pieces. I tried to ignore her to see what she did. She inched a bit closer to get the smell. Her fingers were fidgety and she couldn’t stand still. How long could I keep a straight face,  I asked myself.

“Did you have lunch today, Sumayyah?” I asked her.

“No not yet,” she answered while keeping her eyes fixed on the chicken.

It was 3pm, and way passed her normal lunch time.

I plated chicken for her and added some chilli sauce on the side. She sat down and asked for a fork. She doesn’t like to eat with her fingers, a lady must always use cutlery when eating.

Her toes were dirty but her hair was brushed. She likes cosmetics and dressing up.

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If it weren’t for my sustenance from God I probably couldn’t have afforded to feed the child. We were put on this planet for a reason and we were given the resources we have for a reason.

TO HELP THOSE AROUND US.

TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE EVEN IF IS FOR ONE OTHER LIVING CREATURE.

TO BRING A SMILE TO ANOTHER SOULS FACE – even if it be momentary.

It broke my heart to see her licking her fingers. I asked God to bless me with more sustenance so that I could reach out and provide even a few pieces of chicken to another human being.

Sometimes we all overlook what we have and focus on what we want. Greed is such a sly evil spirit that lurks within us and gets overlooked.

Sometimes also, over thinking and over explanations  ruin a good thought. Look at her face. She is a soul. A soul which rests in all of us.

Whatever your religious beliefs may be, there is a spirit within us that serves the purpose of good. A good which can not be measured by any social scale. Shouldn’t we all connect with that good spirit more often?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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