Its been an exciting year, and its been filled with equal measure of God’s blessings for life, and Man’s quest for control.
Something happens around this time – we reminisce all the things that have gone well, and if we care, we stop to count them one by one. We also look back on the challenging moments and we promise to make good on them the following year.
Gabriella asked me, “Daddy, when is the day of recycle?”
Of course i was taken aback, not completely sure how to respond, because I was locked in my mind trying to figure out how she arrived at this point in her vocabulary. She noticed.
She went on to explain that the day of recycle is when we take all the things we do not need and give them away to people who need them. She would like us to spend a day cleaning her bedroom so that she can find things to give away. She is confident that the house could use such a breather.
I am eternally impressed at what is happening in her little 6 year old mind, but am especially excited about how she would associate recycle with benevolence!
So I actually started thinking – Would it not be great to have all the people you in your house pile up everything that you all don’t currently use?
Follow that up with a big family wash of all those goodies and eventually, make them available at a Charity store, or drop them off at one of the malls.
Now imagine that 120 families in each of the constituencies in Kampala, Wakiso and Entebbe and other the other 100 municipalities in the country each arranged for a large Christmas give away bash where we just celebrated as a community.
Throw in hundreds of volunteers to arrange all these things into various sizes and categories and pack them up in family size giveaways – or community center store packs.
This may be the best way to celebrate Christmas afterall.