Aunt Kian is a devout Buddhist and she gets up every morning to take part in the Morning Alms Giving. Her neighbors join her almost everyday in front of her house to do this humble ritual. Often joining these grandparents are the grandchildren. Some as young as three years old be able to observe and take part in the Morning Alms Giving the best they could. I had a little niece who turned two years old and for her birthday she Tak Bat and made offering to the temple. Her parents made Pha Khao (food tray with various dishes) and took her to the temple to make offering and asking for blessing.

Let’s hope the little ones will grow up to be active members of their local temples and keep the religion alive and thriving.