But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you;
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to make you glad.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Yesterday was Children’s Day here and we spent most of it at a party for needy children from a nearby community. Fukui-san made balloon animals with the kids and I face painted. We also helped distribute hot dogs, drinks, and cake with ice-cream. After the party there were tons of toys to give out which many individuals and some companies had donated. The children were overjoyed, Thing 1 and Thing 2 had a blast helping out and I’m really happy we went.
After that we came home and had a special Children’s Day dinner of our own. We had: massive