Recently, a 3 year old named Evan, found out many kids didn't have toys of their own. He immediately began finding the ones he wanted to share with his friends at Star of Hope. When Evan and his mom, Sheldon dropped the toys off he was eager to demonstrate how his friends could play with them and gave them away with a smile.
It was interesting to compare Evan to myself. For instance, I know there are people who are going to be cold this winter and I know I have 5 coats. Reluctantly, I pack 2 coats to give away. Even as I drive to the donation center I decide I can't live without the red coat I previously packed. I take it out of the bag and keep it.
I, irrationally, imagine my life without another accessory, rather than their life without a necessity. Am I really this selfish?
The answer is yes, which is why Evan's story speaks to me so well. Evan heard there were kids in need and happily gave. A great lesson of sharing taught by a 3 year old.