A midday appointment took me home through the neighborhood in which we live. Driving along I noticed a lemonade stand operated by four little girls. I have a weak spot for drink stands operated by children. My brother and I spent a summer pulling a Radio Flyer through a construction site selling small bottles of Coca Cola, and I delight in supporting their efforts.
When I stopped to buy my lemonade, the girls handed me a card, explaining that they were giving their profits to a program called “Seed Effect.” The website describes the effort as “a Christ-centered nonprofit microfinance organization.” I paid more for my lemonade than the asking price.
It is summer. School is out. But there are still lessons to learn. If you do one thing this summer, give your child a spiritual gift. Encourage them to connect heart and hands, faith and life.
I didn’t notice her until I started to drive away. But I heard the girls’ mother shout, “Thank you!”
“No, I thought, thank you.”