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The little things… day 23

SHOES

I wept because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.  ~Ancient Persian saying

The quote says what I am grateful for and letting go of.  Simple, but says a lot.

This past weekend, we volunteered to help Child United pack over a hundred over-sized boxes of clothing, shoes, books and toys for kids affected in the recent typhoons that devastated parts of Central Philippines.  These shoes were donated by a child who still wore them, they still fit him.  I was told that one of them was his favorite pair… but he donated them anyway, because he knew another child thousands of miles away (a child he doesn’t even know) needs them more than he does.  I am also thankful for big and kind-hearted kids who do these amazing things.

Look at your shoes, reflect on all the journeys they have been through with you.  Be they sweet or bitter memories, there are always blessings to be counted.

Have a great week everyone.

   

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4 responses

  1. heartwarming

    August 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  2. mcjimenez@comcast.net

    You  are “SUPERCALI FRAGILISTIC EXPIALIDOSHOUS”!!! I need to find something more super than this to express how I feel everytime I read your daily postings on Somethingville. I feel like you are “the voice” that I’ve never been able to “shout out”. You are an inspiration and I am truly blessed to have you as a daughter.

    August 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

    • Thanks mama! You’re my inspiration.

      August 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  3. Wonderful, as are all your posts….I haven’t commented on all that you have written,but now will tell you it is all well done–always makes me think and grow a little more.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:48 am

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