For the last week, Shaun Groves has been in Kenya with other various bloggers documenting and sharing how Compassion International is serving and rescuing the people of Kenya. When I say people I mean more than just the children that are sponsored through Compassion. The sponsorship of these children changes their entire family’s lives.
Shaun is doing a very thought provoking image blog category while on this trip called Third World Dictionary. Photographic images of everyday things you and I take for granted. There was one image that really hit me especially hard.
It seems over the last year I’ve grown to hate doing laundry. And that is only laundry for Shawn and I. No children. It just seems to be a bother. Remembering to transfer it to the dryer and don’t even mention folding/putting it away. Ahhhh.
That was until I saw this:
I’ve only had to do my laundry outside for a few months……and it was still done in a washing machine. I haven’t had to brave inclement weather to wash my clothes. I’ve never washed my cloths in tubs smaller than a plastic kids swimming pool. I’ve never washed my laundry in dirty water.
I felt convicted over my complaining when I have it so easy. I printed out this picture and have hung it up in my laundry area. A reminder of this advantage I have. That I shouldn’t be complaining but should be grateful.