Being thankful for the simple things. It's something we all forget. Like, I had my family, friends, a house to sleep in, clothes to wear, and
just stuff like that and I was thankful for it. But, I think that we often forget to be thankful for the simple things. Sometimes even the big things. Just recently, I went on a mission trip with my dance school. It was amazing. I was thankful to be able to go and I learned a lot. I'd like to share a story with you all...
Me and my dance school just got to Kentucky and were having a great time. The town that we were in was just like any other town. During the day, we would go out and minister to others and at night, we would go back to our hotel and normally talk or play games until about 12. It was fun. It was just like any other place. We stayed there for 2 days and then went to another town that was much different. It was a very poor town. There were just dozens of houses lined up down the street and it would just go on for miles. That's all there was in that town. Nothing else. We were kind of shocked by it all but also, we had to stay at a very small church, in a bunk room with another group who had come up. ( We didn't know that anyone else would be there until 10 minutes before we got there. ) Anyways, it was definitely different. I remember that we all didn't really know what to think and we were all like " Come on guys, we can do it, It's only for four days, " So, we put our happy faces on and we got to paint a mans house in the morning, and teach dance at night. As the days were coming to a end, we realized that this was an awesome place even though it was very poor and had pretty much nothing. We were able to meet many great people and made many friends. What surprised me the most, is that many of these kids had bad parents or just had barely anything, but, they had so much joy. And they were thankful for the little and only things they had...
Guys, we need to be thankful for everything just as these kids were. Me and friends weren't being thankful at first for the opportunity that we had to go there. Even if it wasn't what we thought that it would be. Some people might tell you that kids can't teach you anything, but they can. I learned so much from them and just to be thankful for everything. Good or bad.
Thanks for letting me post, Mikayla! Go here to read about the rest of my trip where you can read about us painting a house, going horseback riding, and much more! Also, I'd love to get to know you! Feel free to follow/contact me over at my blog, my group blog, or google plus. :-) Have a great day!
Thank you Maddy!
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