This morning an eight year old girl came up to me and handed me an envelope.
Here is what she said to me…
“I had a lemonade stand and made $16.00.
I want you to give the money to Habitat for Humanity.”
In the presence of such generosity and earnestness, what was I to say.
With tears in my eyes, I said, “Thank you,” and gave her a hug.
We then walked over to the friend in our congregation who organizes the work our congregation does with Habitat for Humanity each month so she could share what she had done with him as well.
Such moments humble me.
They make me realized how much I still to learn about gratitude and thankfulness and generosity.
But, I am fortunate…
Because I am surrounded by 8 year olds who, on a regular basis, catch me off guard and turn me in the right direction.