Working in a restaurant, I am privileged to meet cute kids and funny adults. A little boy and his family have been coming to our restaurant this summer. Last time he came, the little, 2-year-old boy asked me if I had an iPad. I told him no, and he was quite shocked. ”I have two iPads (His family does),” he said.
Today, this little boy and his family came in today. He asked me if I had a Nintendo DS, and I told him no. He goes on asking me a million other questions. Finally, he said, “Do you have anything?” His question got me thinking.
I am reminded of a sad situation I witnessed yesterday. I saw a woman on the side of the interstate yesterday. It was raining and she was holding up a sign, “What would Jesus do?” My heart broke in a million pieces, and I gave her the little money I had in my wallet. I wished I could have done more. When I got home, I couldn’t help but feel extremely grateful for what I have. I have roof over my head, a beautiful bedroom, drawers full of clothes, a car to drive, a bed to sleep on, running water, a fridge full of food, a loving family, educational opportunities, and much more. If that realization doesn’t cure a case of the grumpies, I don’t know what will.
I am been blessed with so much. Instead of craving the latest and greatest, I am starting to find contentment with what I have. I praise God for the blessings He has given me. To answer the little boy’s question: I have more than just anything, I have everything I need.