How they write

26 09 2011

I sponsor 2 children with Compassion UK, and recently it’s struck me how differently the 2 of them are in their ‘writing style’.

My little girl in Thailand is nearly 12 years old, I’ve probably heard from her 3 times this year, and we’re starting to reach the point where I’ve sponsored her long enough that we’re starting to form a conversation, a bit of flow between the letters, which I’m really enjoying 🙂

My little boy in Tanzania is only 7, only ever puts 2 or 3 sentences in a letter, and yet I’ve received so many this year I’ve started to lose track!

In both ways I really enjoy how they write. I love how the little boy wants to write to me so often, and I love how the little girl writes so much.

In their own way they each have lots to say!

Do you sponsor a child? How do they write to you?!

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Grateful

23 09 2011

Sometimes I just don’t think we’re grateful.

I was brought up to say please and thank you at all times, which I like to think I’m pretty good at, but this doesn’t mean I’m always grateful.

I’m probably least grateful every morning when my alarm clock works and wakes me up. In fact, that normally makes me grumpy and/or angry!

This whole idea of how ungrateful we can be really struck me a couple of weeks back, just after the bank holiday. We all had an extra day off and all we did on the Tuesday morning was complain about needing longer – I’m pretty sure that’s the jist of every conversation I had that day! Don’t get me wrong, we did say it was nice to have the day off, but I don’t think we were entirely grateful!

I’m good at moaning, and sometimes I think that might be the opposite :S