I Have Everything I Need
I was really touched today by a post called Decorating Truths from a 15-year-old Tanzanian Boy on The Nesting Place. The Nester (the pseudonym she goes by) and her family sponsor several kids through Compassion and she recently got to visit her 15-year-old sponsor child in Tanzania.
He is part of the Maasai tribe and lives surrounded by loving people in a mud hut. On the hut, he has written these words:
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
As the Nester pointed out, he lives in a mud hut and him and his family didn’t have enough food before they were sponsored by Compassion. Yet, he boldly declares that he has enough and it’s written all over his home, literally.
I looked around at my 1400 square ft. home that I love but that I sometimes feel isn’t quite what I want it to be. And I realized once again how easily I let myself get dissatisfied with what I have and how much I worry at times about what I don’t have.
I was so touched by this teenage boy today and want to remember that I have everything I need and to be grateful. And I really need a lot less than I sometimes think I do. Just look at that kid in the photo, his gorgeous smile and handwriting on the wall sure taught me a lesson today that I want to remember in the upcoming time.
Ps. I’m also over at Lisa’s blog Elembee, Etc. today talking about what I’m crushing on at the moment, my current dream destination, what’s on my bucket list, what I’m reading right now and more. Find it here.