Growing up in a missionary family gave me a different perspective on life that my children don’t have. I saw first hand the poverty that others endured. It wasn’t only something talked of or seen on TV, I knew people who had little to nothing. I think these experiences help me to be thankful for everything that I have been blessed with.
When my children become unthankful as they see others that have so much more than they do, I always remind them that there are many more who have less. There will always be those with more and those with less, but it’s only when we can be thankful for what we HAVE been blessed with that we can truly be content. We talk about this often. I hope they will someday grasp the truth of it. Where we live now they seem only see the one side–those who have more. I hope someday to be able to travel with them and give them the opportunity not only to see but to be able to work and help others.
There are ways we can help right now! I was so excited to be able to be a part of Operation Christmas Child. We packed two shoe boxes as a family. Here is our journey:
My children learned so much and truly enjoyed this experience.
Here is some information on How to Pack a shoe box.
Our shoe boxes are ready to deliver to one of the drop off sites on OCC’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19, 2012.
This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. This campaign is non-profit, and I received no compensation. The opinions and text are all mine.