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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Have you complained today?

If I had a dollar for every complaint I did today, I will be a billionaire.  I had forgotten it's Thankful Tuesday. 

Sat back. Gathered my thoughts and I remember this picture.

Her name is Che-che, she is a mother of 7 , 3 of her girls attend our school. She only finished Grade 1 herself. Her daughters Erika and Leslie both  finished their first year at FLAG and proudly attending the regular school curriculum. They will be in Grade 1. Her other daughter Janine, will need one more year with us so she can be well prepared when she attends grade school. Che-che used to push her daughters to steal or beg on the streets of Manila. That's all behind us now and we are making progress with her and her daughters.

It's difficult not complain at times, kids this, husband that! House is a mess!  I don't make enough money! I'm too fat. I'm too skinny. I look too old! The list goes on....Do you know what she thinks about everyday? If they are going to eat tomorrow or the next day, and the next.

So, here's what I am thankful today..

10. thank you for my job, without it I will not be able to build FLAG

11. thank you Canada - for giving us the opportunity and the freedom we often forget

12. Thank you Che-Che for allowing your daughters to attend FLAG !

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again,
Hugs,
The F.L.A.G team

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Thank you for bringing it home to me!! It is so easy for me to get caught up in the day to day nonsense and to forget to be so grateful for all that I have! I love visiting your site, the work you do is so amazing!!

Melissa said...

Aw, love this post! I'm a new follower over from Voiceboks. Have a good day!

NinaLaZina said...

Freedom, yes do not forget. Following you now with Google connect.

nina

www.ninalazina.info

Kelly L said...

Your post definitely made me think.
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Becky Jane said...

Thank you for reminding me...I have so many blessings. Give Che-che a hug from me as a mother of lots of children, we need lots of hugs!
I have added this to my facebook!
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Thanks, Becky Jane
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Michelle said...

Such good things to remember! we do take a lot of things for granted, don't we?! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I have a hop going on right now if you'd like to join! Have a wonderful weekend. I still think that what you and your family have done is amazing!