The most depressing day of the year? Not a chance!
A few years ago, psychologist Cliff Arnall wrote the formula W+(D-d)]xTQ/MxNa, which, given the short days of January, the low light levels, the failure to keep New Year’s resolutions and the debt resulting from loans for Christmas gifts, calculates the most depressing day of the year. It is today.
Mr Cliff, formula or not, this year your theory is failing in the light of the smiles of the children in Kasisi.
On this grey, cloudy day (also in Kasisi), when someone tries to convince you that it is depressing and sad, let into your heart the infectious joy of our kids. Take a look at our stories and let yourself be carried away by the joyful homely atmosphere, which our residents are happy to share with you. This is how a real exchange of goods works!
Summer House is buzzing with the babies’ joy today, who can’t stop rejoicing at the Christmas presents you have given them. Mercy has learned a lullaby about a little star and keeps singing it to her beloved toys. The other girls are outdoing themselves with colourful and tall building blocks. While the girls are developing their architectural skills, the boys have enjoyed their role as models, so they ask for a photo to be taken at every possible opportunity.
Speaking of new photos, dear friends, do you remember to look at your children’s profiles? Will you offer them today a bottle of milk, a plate of Kapenta or a jar of your favourite jam? Will you find a few PLN in your pocket to provide a meal for a pupil, which will give them strength before the school year begins? It takes so little to bring a smile to these kids’ faces!
We hope that Christopher’s death, which was an unexpected tragic event for the whole Kasisi, will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka.