oh my dear friends. be prepared to laugh your way through this article i am about to share called give me gratitude or give me debt WHILE truly humbling your spirit and soul.
so many times since we have returned to poland i have GRUMBLED…GRUMBLED…GRUMBLED! believe me, i have just come from the land of mickey mouse—poland is a different life for me right now.
BUT this article brings up a hugely vivid conversation i had in our soup kitchen one day (our soup kitchen meaning our foundation’s soup kitchen: www.breadoflife.pl) with one of the volunteers.
setting: soup kitchen, basement of a church, around 2002 or 2003, poznan, poland.
we were preparing the food for the room full of homeless and elderly, very poor people (especially at that time in poland). it’s a very cold country, so not only was the warm food going to be a blessing but the warm atmosphere a godsend. and i was having a conversation with one of the brightest guys i know. we’ll just call him mr. phd. it was a time when poland was in the process of becoming an eu member (2004 they joined). and our conversation went like this:
“people in poland complain all of the time about how poor we are….but we are not poor. we have running water. we have electricity. so many around the world don’t even have those. we are actually rich.”
now, the people we were serving were obviously not rich.
he wasn’t speaking of those. he was speaking of the every day man or woman. He was speaking of those that have but grumble about the “have nots“.
i have found myself being that grumbling person of late. and it’s not a person that i like very much.
i would like to say that TODAY…today i am so thankful i read this post. it’s brilliantly humorous with the perfect perspective attached to it.
and, today, after reading it, i hope that you, too, only worry about filling your kitchen with love. love and dancing. both simultaneously!
be prepared to laugh while humbling your spirit…
since glennon shared a peek into her kitchen, i will share a photo i took only two days ago (before i read this article) into my own kitchen. hope you enjoy!
yes, my son, maxwell, in the diaper, was coloring in a book on the ground while eating a dry tortilla for lunch—which he also decided to decorate. jojo sat in her chair for hours while i made pumpkin puree and apple sauce. and adelyne…sweet adelyne made homemade play doh. one recipe batch split into 6 colors.
so much fun in our kitchen!
now, here’s the article from Momastery just for you:
Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt!
also, for those of you that battle addictions, i think that you need encouragement from her about page. Pretty awesome God: About Glennon!