Weekly Photo Challenge; Thankful

The first time we went to India we spent some time in Colva in Goa, where a lot of refugee children from other states have come with their parents to make some money from the tourists. The children are not from Goa and therefore are not allowed to attend school. Instead they learn to beg from tourists. They are taught to beg for money, but one day I gave some of them some sweets, and after that I had a dedicated following of children every time we left our hotel

The little boy with the forlorn look in front was one of the best at getting sweets… The second he got one he would hide it in his clothes and hold out an empty hand pretending he hadn’t got any yet.

These children loved being treated as children. The sweets didn’t get taken away from them, they were theirs to keep.

Children waiting for sweets, with handfuls and pocketfuls that I had already given them :)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

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Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel, Lilly Plankton our cat & Myrtle our tortoise
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18 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge; Thankful

  1. Jeni says:

    It was very sweet of you — absolutely no pun intended — to give the children a gift of their own.

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  4. Martin says:

    Reblogged this on TEABH.

  5. Grannymar says:

    How could anyone refuse that little face? Wonderful photo.

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  11. eof737 says:

    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪May your week ahead be filled with thankful moments! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”

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  13. Al says:

    That must have been a happy moment for sure. Reminds me of my favorite quote: “you can’t sprinkle happiness on someone else without spilling a few drops on yourself.”

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