Walking down the streets of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, I came across a few middle school-aged boys playing with toy cars and trucks. What made it so unusual were the toys they were playing with.
But I’ll get to that in a moment… just keep reading.
The last I heard, Zimbabwe has between 8o% to 90% unemployment. Did you get that? Between 8 and 9 out of every 10 people are without a job!
Do you have a job? ANY kind of job? Well, then, you should be thankful, even if you can’t stand what you do.
But here’s another question: Do you play with toys you didn’t have to make yourself? Even you adults… Do you?
Right now there are probably some things you wish you had, but all you have is last year’s model. You are jealous of your neighbor and their new car, truck, or house. Your friend got a new smartphone. You feel like God has treated you unfairly because you can’t have what you REALLY want. Am I close?
Why not enjoy and be thankful for what you have? Frankly, most of the “problems” we have are what we call “first world problems.” In other words, our problems are the problems of the rich and the spoiled.
Yes, we are spoiled brats when we complain about not having the newest iPhone, the newest car, the newest video game, the next generation Glock, etc.
You see, here’s the thing… If you don’t have to make your own “toys,” you’re blessed way more than you deserve. And “blessed” might not be the best choice of words.
Below are some pictures of boys playing with the cars and trucks THEY made out of wire and bottle caps. They were having fun.
Still have something to complain about? Why not share in the comment section. Maybe we could all cry together.