Kym and I were talking this morning about perspective bringers. Those moments that we all have at different times that are intended to remind us of how great we actually have it, even if we feel like life is sometimes all too hard. This morning after receiving an email from Urmila in Fiji about a new girl she had assessed, I asked Kym to please send over the money needed to set her up. I matter-of-fact-ly texted and said ‘she’ll need it all in one go as she has nothing’… no uniform, books, bag, shoes, nothing. Kym responded by saying, ‘it’s good for us to be reminded that there are people with nothing’. I paused.
In the work that we do it’s easy to get matter of fact. It’s easy to get busy with the work of supporting girls and their families and to disconnect sometimes with the reality that there are people who have nothing. No food, no job, no school supplies, no money for fees or books or stationery. We came across one girl who was happy to receive the sanitary pads we gave her as part of her school sponsorship, but quietly mentioned that she didn’t actually have any underwear. Right. Ok, let’s sort that out.
It is one of my greatest joys to be able to connect these needs with the generosity of people who are moved to meet them. It’s also good to stop in the midst of my day to day and be reminded of how blessed my life is… Love you to be part of the journey…