Walking into the Shiva Ji Mission School gates I am met by the faces of the approximately 250 children attending the school today, the 23rd July 2016. It's a grey and overcast Saturday morning during the monsoon season here in Varanasi and the sight of these children in their classrooms instantly brightens the dullness of the weather.
As I walk into each classroom and give 2 or 3 bananas to each student (depending on their age - the older students receive one extra today) as part of today's Just One food distribution, I am met with a chorus of beautiful sweet voices saying "Morning Sir". The joy in their faces and in their voices is contagious and i notice my whole being is immediately filled with the same beautiful energy. I am always in awe of the inner beauty that just shines out of these children who materially seem to have so little.