It is important to be reminded that our wants are much less important than our needs and the needs of others.

Famine in Baidoa, Somalia: 1992

Dear God, we take so much for granted - I reposted to remind me of all that I have been blessed with. I ask Lord that you stop me and break my heart. "Let my heart be broken by the things that break your heart God".

A slum in India. Thousands of children are orphaned and left homeless on the streets. These children have to fend for themselves and relinquish their rights to a pleasant childhood.

A slum in India. Thousands of children are orphaned and left homeless on the streets. These children have to fend for themselves and relinquish their rights to a pleasant childhood. Dark side of India

A landmine victim, Pul i Khumri, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

Syrian child away from home

Syrian child away from home. There are millions of orphans roaming the streets of hundreds of cities on earth. They are the result of war, AIDS taking their parents or unwanted mouths to feed.

Next time the longing for some new toy comes up, remember how much need there is in the world and use the money for something of real importance...like helping someone.

This is a picture of orphaned children in India. Around 20 million children are orphans. Poverty is an extreme contributor to children becoming orphans.

Children of the Dust - Child labor

Children of the Dust. Lugging bricks, inhaling clay dust, India& untouchable boys trade their health for pittance in primitive brickyards. With no future besides work, they are victims of a society too poor to enforce child labour laws. by Eric Valli

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