What does a single grain of rice mean to you?
A bowl of rice?
A 20 pound bag?
[To me it means an object to vacuum up,
a rice bag to keep my toes warm in the winter,
the potential for a wet computer to be restored to life.]
[To a impoverished person it could mean a small morsel,
the only meal they get this week,
In the midst of pouring out the rice my sister made the comment that I was pouring out a "banquet of food for a Haitian." I felt my heart rip out of my chest. Here I am... sitting on my floor... trying to revive a computer... with someone's food. Food they will never see and that I take for granted as a source of technology protection.
What does that mean?
It means I need to be more compassionate, and aware, and prayerful. It means I need to let God move more and me less. It means I need to be giving gracias more. It means I am sad at myself. It means I get to experience grace tonight. It means I am looking at rice a whole lot differently.