A Long Way From Home...
Man life is simple! It's not demanding...it doesn't ask you for anything. It's just there...it's beautiful...it's pure. Why make it so complicated? Why twist it, turn it, bend it, break it, abandon it? Why are we leaving Life behind when all it wants us to do is embrace it? No it's not even about our many Wants, and no I'm not telling you to feel sorry for this kid or praise me for my deeds again. It's about LIFE...it's about how it's just there and how we don't make the most of it. Like Margie said in her post today, we are blessed with the joys of so many ordinary things. Life is in the ordinary things we come across every single day. And children like baby Dee and these 2 kids in the pics don't even have those ordinary things in their lives, such as fresh clothes, shoes, security, sound health, a comfy bed, education, a clean bathroom, 3 meals a day, Internet, telephones, Maccas, movies, ice cream, parks, toys, birthday parties, hugs and kisses, a glass of milk....guys can you see how far away some of us are from the simple LIFE? (pic: a street child in India living off basically nothing)
Staying In Touch With Life...
We have added so many things on top of life. See how far we have gone from Life...how much we have run away from what LIFE really is. Strip off all your worries...remove all your masks...tear off all your disappointments. Just be for a minute. What do you get now? Life staring back at you, not one inch away from you, not one bit different to you. We don't need much to live...we don't need to run so much or gain so much distance to live. So why have we left Life behind? Where are we going so fast? We are a long way from home. Baby Dee is an example of LIFE in it's purest forms...a life longing to live...a life breathing...a life that don't want anything else but LIFE. (pic: a starving child in Ethiopia finding it unable to cope)
Some Prayers Are Better Unanswered
Did you miss your coffee today? Perhaps something didn't turn out the way you wanted it to? Is the kitchen tap leaking? Those nice shoes arent on sale anymore? Maybe you forgot to buy your shampoo on the way home last night? Or maybe your friend didn't return your call. Perhaps your electricity bill is higher this time or your phone just died. Or you may be cursing God that he didn't answer your prayers? Don't panic...without all of that, Life still breathes. These children do.
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