What did you dream of being when you were a child? For me it changed from week to week. A teacher, a nurse, a chef, a missionary, and a opera diva made my top 5 list.
Here's a closer look at another child with dreams who has benefited from WFP's Fill the Cup. Meet Hendly- She lives in Haiti and this short video was shared by the World Food Program in a recent eNewsletter.
Doesn't she sound like a little girl that would live in the house down your street? Or possibly be a grade 2 classmate for your own children? What touched me the most about Hendly is how easily a smile comes to her face when she talks about the things she loves most in life. Soup & stew, music, friends and family. This child can teach even the grouchiest of in-grates a thing or too about happiness and gratitude. And yes, that applies to me. I have had a rotten week for many reasons. Opening my email this morning, and seeing this video brought me to tears of shame.
I was reminded once again that happiness and joy don't have to depend on how great your life is or how terribly things are messed up. Happiness is a choice to make everyday, based on gratitude for what you have, instead of a focus on what you lack.
Why do I support WFP? So children like Hendly can get on with being children and not have their joy stolen by hunger growling in her belly.
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