Monday, December 31, 2007

The Season of Giving

I've been reflecting lately on how much I have. If you live in a house, have clothes, plenty of food to eat, and your own private computer its safe to say you are one of the richest people in the world. I often don't think of myself as rich, but many people live on less than $1/day. The following story gave me a reality check:

Adanna’s name is a beautiful African word meaning “father’s daughter.” But Adanna won’t live until the next harvest season unless something drastic happens. In her home country of Zimbabwe, there are no jobs, there is no money, and the only thing certain is the death that surrounds her.

The expected life span for people in her country is only thirty-three. She has watched her mother, her father, and her sister waste away to AIDS. Adanna is now in charge of her family. She is the head of the household.

She is 10 years old.
Pages 85-86 The Red Letters, Tom Davis

In this season of giving, if you would care to donate to children like Adanna, check out Children's Hope Chest.
Peace to you my friends.


Elissa - Managing Autism said...

We are very rich indeed!

A lovely post.

A Bishops wife said...

Happy New Year toyou and your family.

LAA and Family said...

We have much to be grateful for in our country!

Happy New Year!