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Should we ever try to make a child smile

Should we ever try to make a child smile

Had a chat with one of my more colorful vocal friends on the island who has opinions on everything. It was challenging and hurtful at times what he had to say. But as always he will talk with no filter and bluntness mixed with judgment. Yet I still accept him for him as I hope others accept me for me. 

I wonder am I harming the kids here by visiting and spending time with them only to leave again. I’ll always come back because I care so deeply for them. But I also have a calling and desire to be in Africa with kids in much worse situations. To bring the love we are called to do to widows and orphans. Is a moment of joy in a child’s life worth the sadness of abandonment? Does all forms of helping hurt? Can’t acts of love and compassion be purposful even in periods of a kids life? Why should we even try if there is a risk of loss….wouldn’t that be a sadder existence if we never touched any lives even in its briefness?

Why should loss in all its forms be perceived as entirely negative. When out of great loss comes great healing if  we choose to let it happen. 

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