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The Little Things

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on littleripples.org by i-ACT Director and Co-Founder Gabriel Stauring.

The little things on this trip that can bring joy.  Photo: Gabriel Stauring/i-ACT

The little things on this trip that can bring joy. Photo: Gabriel Stauring/i-ACT


I just ate some crackers with peanut butter and jelly. I used to eat that a lot as a kid, but I don’t think I have ever enjoyed it so much as I just did.  Our current trip to Chad is now 17 days old, and I’m more and more becoming aware of the little things that can bring joy—and sadness.

We just arrived at a new compound that will be our home for the next four days, while we visit Little Ripples at camp Goz Amer. As soon as we arrived, staff here received us warmly and gave us each a room with nice beds, mosquito nets, air-conditio