For those who are looking for the best in humanity, let me introduce "Ying". She is a 12 year old girl who lives at Baan Unrak Children's home. The other night we took her with a bunch of kids to a festival in town. All the kids got a bit of money to buy something for themselves.
Ying was very judicious in her spending, I did not know why until she found a little necklace that you could have inscribed. She is a young girl and young girls like jewellery...no problem. I looked at the necklace after she was finished and it said, "Tatiana". I said, "Your name is not Tatiana." She said "My sponsor has sent me many gifts and I have never been able to give her one".
I guess I am sentimental, but when a kid who has next to nothing has an opportunity to buy something for herself and decides she should spend it on others, it really touched me. I am sure her sponsor will appreciate the gift. As for me, I told Ying, "You gave me the best gift of the night by doing that". I thought it was a nice sentiment, but she thought I said, "You gave me the basket of the night by doing that". After the confusion was resolved, she held my hand a bit tighter and we went on our way.