So, the other day, when a friend who was moving posted on Facebook that she had a music stand to purge, I quickly requested it.
No sooner did Nina see the music stand than did she fine a pen, take a piece of origami paper and ask me how to spell "Jesus" and "praise".
I was not sure why Nina asked me to help her spell these two words until she took her newly written lyrics over to the music stand and began to sing them.
A second-hand music stand, a mic stand that Nina received for her birthday and an inexpensive plastic echo mic (which she'd received earlier and which we'd jerry-rigged with a stick and some duct tape to fit into the mic stand). Three simple gifts added up to a morning of praise and delight. With them, our little girl shared a special gift she's been given -- a desire to sing praise!
What inexpensive or thrifted items might inspire your child to share his or her own gifts with others?
Please feel free to share about them in comment here or on our Training Happy Hearts Facebook page. If you leave a link to an idea, I will pin it on the Training Happy Hearts: A Call to Faith Formation in Young Children Pinterest board, where you can find many ideas for growing and sharing faith with little ones.