Our family's mid-day routine is that after lunch we clean the kitchen together before enjoying a brief siesta. This afternoon while packing away the leftovers Danielle grabbed a piece of foil off the counter and exclaimed: "this isn't too bad we can reuse this right?" Suzanne and I began ribbing her about how she was really a need-greater now.
So in Danielle's honor our list of top ten ways you know you're a need-greater...
You know you're a need-greater when:
10) You recycle foil/teabags/some other article for reuse. "These still can be used..."
9) You view any purchase you are considering not in dollars but in months. "I can buy this or stay in my assignment for one more month."
8) You carry a little plastic bag in your field service bag "just in case we go to a house with a mango/orange/guava tree"
7) You manage to travel all over the world while not having a job or any visible source of income.
6) You buy shoes/clothes based on comfort, not style. "These will work great in service!"
5) You consider being without water or electricity for hours "part of the ambiance".
4) You no longer need an alarm clock as the rooster or tortilla/fruit/vegetable/sound car wakes you out of sleep every morning.
3) You no longer use a calendar, you tell the day of the week by your bible studies. "I studied with Alejandro, so it must be Tuesday"
2) You look forward to your bucket bath at the end of the day.
1) When you're home visiting family you keep thinking of how much you miss your assignment. " I can't wait to get back home!"
Just a few of our thoughts. Can you add to the list?