Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yellow...


Isn't it how amazingly simple a banana is?  A simple yellow piece of readily available fruit.  

Simple... 

          Normal....
                 
                    Forgettable!

But to a child in an orphanage...

          A child forgotten....
             
                    A child alone...

It's dessert.  A full tummy.  Knowing that someone cares!   

We often forget how little it takes to change the world.  The state of our economy, the direction of our country, the scope of the world's need is daunting.  And in our frustration we loose hope ourselves.  How can we possibly make a difference?

I was speaking with a group of moms tonight and we were talking about how to foster compassion in our children and still temper it with wisdom.  It got me thinking about why we're so concerned.  Why do we have to explain to them the ills of the world?  Why can't they just love?

Love with a banana...

          Love with a warm meal...

                     Love with hope!

Who knew Hope was Yellow?  


For more ways to make a difference, check out Little Lambs and Mercy House Kenya.

*Linked to Writer's Workshop and these parties.

5 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful way to show our children how to have an impact on the world.

Karen and Gerard said...

Involve your children when you are choosing charities to give to. Take them to an animal shelter and let them rescue one!

Stopping by from writer's workshop.

SUPAHMAMA! said...

Wonderful. :)

Visiting from Mama Kat's.

Danielle said...

Great post! This made me tear up a little when I realized how simple it can be to help. We forget too often. Thanks for sharing!

MamiCyn said...

Wow! What an incredibly moving and amazing post, I'm at a loss for words.

It really is so important to show our children that even the simplest act of kindness could mean the world to someone.

Visiting from Mama Kat's, and I'm so glad I did.

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