The Luxury of Favorite foods
It is hard to truly appreciate the luxuries I have been afforded and have been able to provide for my children. The luxury of having a favorite food or two. The luxury of getting to figure out what interests them, what hobbies or past time they want to pursue. The simple gift of deciding how to unwind. Recently I was inquiring about those very things from someone and was knocked down at the realization as they answered they did not know, that it is indeed a luxury. Many do not have the "margins" (a friend’s phrase) to figure out are they artsy? Musical? Outdoorsy? Etc. The daily grind of trying to work and keep their head afloat and for many the lack of family pushes these things out of view. There are many great organizations, groups, churches and people who help in providing for basic needs. But the caring for hearts is so much harder and messy. Lesson learned for me, the simple act of inquiring and caring about what matters to those who do not have these luxuries is just as important as caring for needs.