Friday, April 8, 2011


The perspective of a 5 year old is BEAUTIFUL! Tonight I was explaining to my son how I wanted him to take time to think about donating some of his money to the school in Africa. So I made him a piggy bank and he went into his room and got his piggy off his dresser. He starts emptying money out and putting it into the new jar. The Ghana Jar. He puts quite a bit in and when he runs out, he tips his piggy over and shakes more out. And keeps putting it in the jar. He kept going... until he had emptied out all of his coins onto the table. As he was putting the last pile into Ghana Jar, he says quietly "Mommy I am angry about giving all of my money away." So I said, "Honey you don't have to give all of your money away. You can give some of it away. However much you want."

That is when he said it... something out of his sweet little mind that taught me something about giving too. He said:

"I don't really need my coins. I have much."

Then he went back to putting the coins into the Ghana Jar.

I don't need it, I have much. The simplicity of a 5 year old mind. Beautiful and inspiring.
My 5 year old son posing with the coins he will donate at the end of the month
I hope you can learn from this conversation I had with my sweet boy tonight. We give not only because God wants us to and commands us to but we give abundantly because we have much.


JD said...

And this is why Jesus wanted to be in the presence of children and spoke much about having the faith of a child!

Beautiful heart, K -- small change leads to big change, you're making an eternal difference in the world!

Amy said...

Way to go, big boy! What a beautiful heart. I love when we learn lessons about the heart of God from our kids. :)

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

These little ones have such big hearts, don't they?