The main reason I am choosing to not set a goal for the number of boxes I will pack is because I want to look at the individual box, not the whole. I want to think about the ONE child who will receive the ONE box I am packing. I am a "numbers" gal, so I tend to forget about the humanity behind the
boxes and focus on the numbers.
My love for numbers began as long back as I can remember. It came to maturity in high school when I won our state Office Education Association accounting contest. I was hooked on numbers and went on to work in accounting and purchasing until I had children. And in accounting it is all about the total, the final balance. So it is natural for me to add up boxes to come to the final count and "balance my boxes." I enjoy it, it is fun. But I tend to loose the child in the numbers.
|One of my "girls" in a dress I sent with Dress A Girl Around the World.|
Her smile reminds me of what the little girls opening their box will look like.
- I want to imagine her eyes lighting up when she lifts her little doll in its sleeping bag from her box and cradles it in her arms.
- I want to "hear" his laughter as he sees his new funny bear friend for the first time.
- I want to "see" his look of pride as he packs his new school supplies in his new tote bag made especially for him.
- And I want to think about how beautiful she feels in her new dress designed just for her and sewn with love.
I want to forget about the numbers, and remember the child.
|Smiling Faces! On EVERY Christmas Child! Photo copyright Operation Christmas Child.|