TV SET AND TOYS

I invented a toy at agefour! I was only four years old when my father made me understand that our neighbor was rich. It was not difficult for me to grasp the idea because they had a television TV) set while we did not have one. Every six o’ clock in the evening, my mother would put a cap on my head and wrap me in a warm sweater before I would go to our neighbor’s house to watch TV. So when our neighbor was not watching TV, I would peep from our window and wait in exasperation, wondering when they would turn it on. Whenever I would see a square image of bright light, I would automatically go to my mother to ask for my cap and sweater. NVhen there was no square image of light, I would cry. Moreover, it was not just about the TV set. Our neighbors’ daughter, Angelica, also had many toys! One toy had a long string a bell tied at one end and a ring at the other end pegged around one foot while the string rotates below as one skips on the other foot. One day, as I was watching her play her toy, an inspiration came to my young mind, “Why don’t I make my own toy . I got a stone and a tiny cord and tried to make a toy similar \Såth hers. It did not look as colorful as my playmate’s but it functioned in exactly the same way! Before I knew it, my sister and I were \Såth my new ‘invention’ and we had great fun! As a young child, I knew that I could not have all the things I wanted. Embracing the values of contentment and simplicity came early on to me. But it also taught me the greater lesson that limitations are mere invitations to resourcefulness and creati\ity.

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“Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings, he will not stand before obscure men. (Prov 22:29)

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