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Little Things

Posted in Compassion International, General, Health with tags , , , , , , on June 8, 2009 by Juli Jarvis

In keeping with Brad’s suggestion that we remember to thank God for the little things, I want to add to my list the following things.  These are considered the “little” (or normal) things in life — but actually, they’re huge.  Ask someone living in poverty if shoes are necessary, or food, shelter, clothing and medications.

Enold

Enold

Brad pointed out that his Compassion child, Sabato, needed a new pair of shoes, which Brad’s family supplied.  It caused me to get up out of my chair and go look at the photos of our Compassion children, and I discovered that Enold, of Haiti, did not have very good shoes on either.  I’m sending money to Compassion with a request that it be used for shoes for him.  How many “little” blessings around us do we take for granted?  We have such an abundance of them!  But many involve issues of life and death — food, shelter, clothing, medications.  I’m thankful I can help supply these needs for children in poverty through a company that I trust implicitly — Compassion International.

In the meantime, regarding my needs being supplied —

Thank You Lord; Thank You.

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Medications for all our health needs

Medications

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More clothes than we need

Clothes

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More than adequate shelter

Shelter

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An abundance of food

Food

Also — a big thanks to Ann for starting this Gratitude Community, for sharing her tears and thanks with me (I’ve shared many over her beautiful blog), and for the warm welcome!


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Shoes and Boots

Posted in Compassion International, Possessions with tags , , , , , on June 4, 2009 by Juli Jarvis

Brad Ruggles wrote an excellent post about Thanklessness. Take a close look at the shoes in the photo he posted of his Compassion child.  After reading that, I was inspired to add “shoes” to my list of Endless Thanks.  I also noticed that my child in Haiti has worn shoes in his photo, too, so I’m sending money to Enold for new shoes.  Thanks, Brad, for the reminder of things I’ve taken for granted, such as an overabundance of shoes like these:

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Crocs

Crocs

Crocs

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Boots

boots

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Dress Shoes

Dress

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Slippers

slippers

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Walkin’ Shoes

Walking

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Sandals

sandals