What does a President of a large international relief and development organization get for a gift?
After all I’ve seen and experienced in my travels around the world, I’m convinced that I don’t need a thing.
However, it is good to have a comfortable office space in which to work, but it is even more important to work in a place that inspires you and reminds you why you do what you do.
Several weeks ago, my staff who was tired of coming into my office and looking at blank walls decided that it was time to put something on those blank walls – this large display behind my desk. I couldn’t believe how wonderful it turned out.
What joy these faces are to my wife, Elizabeth and I as many of them are kids we’ve met during our travels around the world!
What responsibility we feel to make sure we are doing everything we can to help no child go hungry!
What hope these faces give us for the future!
Look at their beautiful smiles!
I loved my gift!
I think about how thankful I am to have such a supportive partner in my wife Elizabeth, who works (without pay) within in our Public Relations and Communications Department because she believes so strongly in our mission.
I think about how my life has been changed by the faces of these children– the hands that I’ve held, the hugs I’ve received, and the meals we’ve shared together.
And I pray that my heart continues to stay open wide for this incredible journey and for all that is to come.
So, until my next trip, I’m surrounded by this working space inspiration.