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84 Thousand...

84 thousand meals. 84 thousand babies fed. 84 thousand families fed. 84 thousand bellies happy.

It blows my mind. Today I got to be a part of the packing food in bags process for the kids in Haiti and Orange County.

3 shifts later, a back ache from carrying containers FULL of food, interacting with strangers who have the same heart as you-we did it. Seeing people come together for the cause of orphans all over the place was beautiful and I felt a little closer to home.

So then coming home from an event like that I got mad. Mad at myself for being so complacent, so comfortable with the way I live. Mad at myself for just floating through life.

Then there is an issue of "first world problems," you see the YouTube videos everywhere...then you see your friends post on Facebook about the most ridiculous problems, how can I not get mad? Today I caught myself...I was doing the dishes and as I was putting them into my dishwasher, and then I realized I ran out of room for my dishes. So I thought "Dang it, there is not enough room in the dishwasher for all my dishes." Really Natalia?! I was furious. I was one of those with "first world problems."

Then it hit me...then do something Natalia. I love to serve in a big way, go and feed kids, travel and love on babies...but then just like today, I came home, put on my fuzzy socks and sad on my bed and wasted time while there are dishes to be done, laundry to do and a room to be cleaned. Talk about taking things for granted. What about  "Do all things without grumbling..."-Philippians 4:14
ALL things...even when we have things to do, just be thankful you have those things to do; a room to clean, laundry to do, dishes to put away, dogs to walk...etc.

So today's ALL things without thankful and pray.

Thank God for all you have, for all the blessings. Don't fall into complacency, don't be comfortable with how you're living; progress, improve and push forward. Do more, love more and be thankful more.

God calls us to be happy with where we are, not comfortable. Thankful. God wants us to not complain but still work toward what you want, grow.

"First world problems"-think before you complain.

Blessings <3


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