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.