“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likеly to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”
—Frank A. Clark
Often, we forget to take time and appreciate all the things that we have.
Being able to enjoy your own home, new clothes, gadgets, and being able to eat three times a day are just some things we often take for granted.
When Joe and Jamie Walker stopped as they arrived at their home, Abraham and his older brother, James, thought they were in a “second heaven.”
“Everything is magic to them,” he added.
Every time they were introduced to something new, they would express how amazed they were. Even a simple carwash was likе magic for them.
One day, last May 20, the family surprised Abraham on his 12th birthday.
In the video posted by Jamie, she walks in with an orange cake full of candles, and there, his name, Abraham.
The young man cried.
He was shocked and didn’t know what to say. Tears fell from his eyes, and you can see how happy he was.
In Sierra Leone, they didn’t celebrate their birthdays. In fact, the boys were not sure when they were born.
It was the first time he had his very own cake. It was his first time celebrating his birthday.
“I never celebrate them. I never knew it was my birthday,” Abraham said.
Instead of blowing the cake, Abraham ran towards Joe, his father, and hugged him. Then he ran to Jamie and hugged her.
Everyone kept on telling him to blow his cake, and he did. Then he ran again to his father and hugged him again.
They all laughed because the young man forgot to make a wish. He didn’t know that he had to make a wish because this was his first time.
“When I see the cake, I thought that is the most beautifulest thing I’ve ever seen,” Abraham said. “It’s not just a birthday cake. It’s a blessing cake.”
What a wonderful term from a young man for something that is so common for us. Most of the time, we even fail to appreciate how precious a cake is.