Ho! Ho! Ho! Everyone.
Today's question is.... How do you eat an elephant? I would doubt very much that very many people have ever done this if at all anyone. However the answer is.... One bite at a time!!
I could also ask.. how do you save 4000 children from hunger and thirst and chronic poverty? The answer again is... One child at a time!!
Christmas is a time of giving but why should this attitude be restricted to just a short time of the year? As Christmas approaches we should remind ourselves of the joyful look in a child's face as they experience the magic of Christmas. We need to burn that image in our brain and feel the joy and happiness and the excitement felt from the joy of giving and the anticipation of receiving.
The laws of nature dictate that for everything that happens there is an equivalent opposite. So... whilst we focus on the joys and happiness of giving we should also focus on the plight of despair and hunger and fear that permeates through the poor and destitute children of the world. We need to imagine their scrawny fingers reaching out to clutch a dry and crumbling piece of bread. We need to focus on the desperation for a plentiful supply of clean water whilst they suck any moisture from even the most putrid cesspool that they have available. We need to look in their eyes and see the pain and desperation that is laced with fear.
If we do that then maybe we can really see the true meaning of Christmas. To give is to receive!! The more we give the more abundant our reward.
I have decided that perhaps the target that I had posted was something that seemed insurmountable. So for that reason I would like us all to dig into our hearts to save just one child. When one is given a Christmas that perhaps may change their lives we will then try to make it two and so on.
The target is $20 a child. That will give them a Christmas gift and a decent meal and perhaps a glimmer of hope for the future. It isn't much but it's a start.
As each target is met for a child I will post a gift box in the column. Let's see how many we can get. Surely this isn't asking a lot. It is after all a living breathing child that we can help. One at a time!! Who will be first? Action is needed.... Now!!
As always, Santahttp://santaselfclub.blogspot.com/
PS You may place the donation logo on your site for every child you help.