Fire In My Belly


How do you turn the fire in your belly into something meaningful? When I set up First Days at the beginning of this year I knew there was a need in the community. I knew that, simply, there were families out there who had loads of stuff and families who didn’t. So far we have helped loads of families (In previous jobs I would have lost it at anyone stating ‘loads’ … numbers people!) and it has been great to help, its a truly rewarding and exciting thing to do. But today, a family I met made my heart hurt.

I have been left feeling inadequate and desperate. Inadequate because there so much more help that is needed and desperate because I can’t understand why, as a society, we can leave children to live like this. With no hope.

At First Days we want to show people kindness and love in a practical way. We want to provide things for children that their parents cannot provide for them. We want to put a smile on a mothers face, who lives with all her children in one room, because we have helped to alleviate just a little of the pressure she is under. We want to work together with other people to help improve society, especially for children.

So, how do I turn this desperation and these tears into something meaningful? I heard someone on the radio this week talking about Big Dreams. He said that all the big dreams that people have are made of a series of small dreams. Small steps that, one day, you can look back on and see was a huge a step. And a huge difference. That’s my hope for First Days – that we will look back and see the huge difference we have made in the lives of children, not just here but all over the country.

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