Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Top 10 Things about Perspective of Circumstances

It is so easy to look around at "somebody elses" homeschool and lives, and wish we were in them.   Not quite coveting ... but nearly so.

This is especially hard for those of us in America in the bottom 20%, and especially for those of us connected enough to the world to see other blogs and rub shoulders with other home schoolers.   It's pretty easy to loose perspective.

So her are 10 areas to help you keep in perspective how good you really do have it.

***  The pictures all belong to me.  They are from a Missions Trip to Quito Ecuador in 1989 - where I helped out at HCJB and the Alliance Academy for 7 weeks.  They don't quite go with the comments ... but I hope you enjoy them anyway!   ****

1.   Somebody else always has a nicer house than I have.

Somebody else lives in a lean-to shack.

2.   Somebody else has a better curriculum than I have.

Somebody else has no curriculum.

3.  Somebody else has more field trips than we are able to take - and to all kinds of history, science, and fun places!

Somebody else walks everywhere they go, and doesn't even know what a field trip is.

4.   Somebody else has the money for art and gymnastics, piano and violin lessons.

Somebody else would love to be able to learn how to cook or clean - and to have something to cook or clean..

5.   Somebody else has a nice pool to swim away the afternoons

Somebody else doesn't even have safe water to drink.

6.  Somebody else has more children, better children, smarter children, more talented children.

Somebody else has empty arms from a child lost.

7.  Somebody else always has the neatest snacks and meals.

Somebody else would like to have a meal every day.

8.  Somebody else has access to all kinds of resources, all over the internet in the palm of their hand.

Somebody else would be excited to own even one of my books.

9.   Somebody else has a bigger kitchen with amazing appliances.

Somebody else squats to cook a meal over a fire.

10.   Somebody else is being blessed so much more than I am ... everything they own is so nice and expensive.

Somebody else is laughing and loving and celebrating the blessings that God has given to them, and sharing with others - even though by our standards, they are very poor.

God said,

1 Samuel 16:7

King James Version (KJV)
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Matthew 6

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