The kids and I just went for a walk down our road. A few minutes into it I said, "Let's pretend that we are walking to get water for our family. So many people today will really have to do this." They were game and we kept walking. A minute later I said, "Ya know, most of the people who have to walk for water have to walk barefoot. Let's take our shoes off so we can really try to feel what it would be like." They loved this idea! So we all took our shoes off and headed to our destination.
The first thing I thought is, "Man am I a wimp!" Rocks poked into my feet and I had to walk slow and I'm sure I looked extremely silly. We probably only walked about half a mile there and back. Not far at all. When we did reach our house I was so happy to to step onto the nice soft grass. Let's also keep in perspective that neither me or my kids actually had to carry any water.
This wasn't anything big or special, just an attempt to teach lessons in the midst of everyday life. To keep in perspective that we live in a BIG world.
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