I don't know if you all know my dear friend Mrs. Miles
(aka Barb). If not you should take a chance to stop by her blog
. It's filled with inspiring stories and some wonderful photos and scrapbooking. She has often been an inspiration to me over the past couple of years.
(Love you girl!)
Well last year she made me realize I could do something to change the life of one special child and so I'm now a sponsor through Compassion International
for a cute little guy in Ethiopia. As you may know it takes a few months for our letters to go back and forth and to be translated. Well this weekend I got his thank you card for the Christmas gift we sent him. We gave him $30 for him to buy whatever he needed, he chose a mattress. A mattress. He wanted to have somewhere soft to sleep rather than on the floor, he shares it with his siblings.
We also bought a new mattress for Christmas and it cost a lot more than his did, it reminded me how very much we all have. All the wonderful blessings that seem to have been heaped upon us. Our country is going through some hard times right now but how many of us can at least claim to have a nice comfy soft place to sleep on? Enough food to eat? Shelter over our heads? Access to medical services? Just remember when times are looking a little bleak and you may be feeling those pennies being pinched how blessed you truly are.
And let's not forget those who are lacking so much in their lives. Do you have the $32 a month to spare to make a difference in a young child's life? Click HERE
to take a look at all those in need. Can't afford a regular payment? Then click HERE
to donate a couple of dollars to Compassion International's
12 general usage funds. Take a look at where the money goes and realize how far they make that $32 a month stretch for each child in their care.
Still want to make a difference but at no cost? Go to Free Rice
and earn grains of rice from the sponsors to donate through United Nations World Food Program just by answering some trivia questions. We can all take part in stopping poverty.
So as we continue this season of Lent think of all the wonderful blessings you have and how you can make a difference in the lives of others.