This morning I was hurrying to put lunches and snacks together while making breakfast before rushing out the door to school then work. I was frustrated and irritated because things kept falling out of the fridge and I couldn’t figure out which shelf the jam was hiding on and where on earth were the carrots I just bought and….well, you get the idea.
As I stood there with the fridge door open, looking at the shelves bursting with food items, I was suddenly washed with shame. Everyone should have such a problem today, I thought. Everyone should have a fridge stuffed with food. But they don’t. There are many, many families right now….this very moment…that don’t have the dreadful agony of balancing milk jugs on top of the carton of eggs with the leftovers from last night shoved in the corner. My heart goes out to those families.
I worry that these are the families I deal with everyday. I’m a recruiter and I talk with too many people these days that have been waiting too long for a job opportunity to materialize. I wish I could find them work. I wish I could fill their fridges. I wish my problem was their problem too.