Monday, November 24, 2008

Discover Compassion

I think God uses children to teach us some of the most profound and yet simplest of lessons.

I received this photo and the following e-mail today from my best friend, Megan, who is the Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity.

"Good Afternoon ;)! About twenty minutes ago I got to experience something very sweet and powerful. A husband, wife, and their two children came into the office. The oldest boy was carrying a small box decorated with Christmas paper, bows, etc. Inside the box was a small donation he wanted to make to Habitat.

He started collecting his money last Christmas and said he wanted to give it to builders because he likes to build things ;). I tear up as I write this b/c even in our nation's tough economy a seven year old boy gets what it is all about...compassion!

I hope you all have a GREAT Thanksgiving ;)!


Megan "

May we all adopt his generousity and humble spirit!



Megan L Hutchings said...

It still makes me cry everytime I see it!

Michelle said...

Wow, that is so sweet.

Amanda said...

That is such a sweet story! Thank you both for sharing!

Leigh Ann said...

I got teary when I got Moo's email, and I'm teary again. What a sweet, sweet boy. Can you imagine how proud his momma is of him? Oh my goodness!

Meagan said...

How true. This is precious, priceless, and a lesson for all the busy adults who fly through life without thinking or complain about what they don't have!