That Little Need

Damilola Fasoranti
Posted June 17, 2019 from Nigeria

There is something I find so ridiculous.

OK, not so ridiculous, but interesting.

I know I need something as small as a shoe polish, but I never remember to buy it until I need it last night.

A shoe polish is just about #200. Every night for the past 3 weeks, that's when I will remember. All day, it doesn't dance to the top of mind.

Of course, as you can guess, within that same 3 weeks, there is a possibility that times 1000 of the price of a polish has been spent on various things.

The question is why do I keep forgetting this little need and sort out several other things?

Have you seen someone that is not barely surviving, lacking just an handkerchief? They sweat and don't have that tiny cloth to wipe their face? I have seen this a lot.

Like yesterday, the internet failed, all I needed was just a #300 recharge card and all the local stores were not selling.

Why is it that the really little things become a fat need and get us worried?

In retrospect, if someone handed me a shoe polish as a gift or that #300 recharge card as a gift, sincerely they would have touched the innermost part of my heart.

We all miss out on being a blessing to people we feel already have enough, yet there are just tiny little things that they lack.

We may need to pause, listen, watch and think a bit more about that missing piece in the lives of others and gift them something worthwhile.

This will help us to not give people piles of books, when all they are hungry for is just a plate of peppersoup.

#YouAreLimitless

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Lisbeth
Jun 17
Jun 17

Wow, this post is really encouraging. Thank you so much. I remember a similar thing happens to me severally. I go do shopping and I forget the little things, like matches, salt, Lipton etc. Its so frustrating to come and go back. I got the matches from my neighbour the other day but can't risk for things like salt, sugar haha. We don't need to have plenty money to be charitable, these small small things counts. Only a Lipton or coffee will put a broad smiles on other faces. I really loved reading your post.

Damilola Fasoranti
Jun 19
Jun 19

I like the practical experience that you shared, Lisbeth. Yes, the small little things counts a whole lot. I hope we can always remember and take action towards sharing even the 'little' things with others around us. Thanks for reading and your comment.

Jill Langhus
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hi Damilola,

Thanks for sharing your inspiring post. I agree that a little bit of kindness and compassion can go a long way. Hope you're having a good day.

Damilola Fasoranti
Jun 19
Jun 19

Hello Jill,
It is always a pleasure to read from you. Thanks a lot for reading and leaving a comment.

Jill Langhus
Jun 20
Jun 20

Hi there:)

Thank you! You're welcome:-)

Hello, Damilola,

Thanks for this enlightening post. You gave great points on the inportance on paying attention to “little needs” which are not really “little” because without it, it can affect the big ones.

Damilola Fasoranti
Jun 19
Jun 19

Yes Karen, I agree with you.

The things we consider has little and don't give attention, sometimes turn the big things into the fat mess.

Thank you for your comment.

You’re welcome! Hope you’re having a great day!

Raquel Daniel
Jun 18
Jun 18

Thank you for sharing your story! This post is really encouraging

Damilola Fasoranti
Jun 19
Jun 19

Thanks a lot for reading and for your comment, Raquel.

Beth Lacey
Jun 24
Jun 24

Understanding others real need is very important

Damilola Fasoranti
Jun 24
Jun 24

You are very right, Beth.

Thanks for your comment.

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