How often do you actually feel thankful to have a family? Nine times out of ten, the answer is not enough. Unfortunately, we need special holidays in order for us to commemorate and honor all that these special people do for us. Maybe the fact that every two seconds around the globe, a child is deprived of his or her right to be a part ofa warm and loving family will give us a sense of appreciation. Orphans are the pitiable victims being deprived of getting a normal, family-like experience. Being an orphan could happen to anyone, at anytime; whether the reason is because of a war outbreak, an economic depression, or a health epidemic. World Orphans day is a day meant to memorialize public awareness on orphans and displaced children worldwide, even in developing countries. Imagine the feeling of not being able to spend a single meal surrounded by people who want you to be full and satisfied. These underprivileged souls often do not even have the right a proper meal. Ironically enough, orphans are the first children in line to become a part of the statistics of domestic violence, abuse, exploitation, and malnutrition. You’d expect society to pity those who have less, and for those who have more to give and share with those who have less; not leave them as they are. How can you participate in World Orphans Day? Donate toys, or money to your local orphanage, plan an orphanage visit with a group at your school, or even raise awareness of the challenges orphans face through your multimedia sources; putting a smile on the face of a child who has little reason to feel glee can be one of the most satisfying feelings there is. Every one of us in this universe has the supply to give. Give something special this Orphans Day; give your life purpose by giving another life hope.
By: Amy El-Zayaty