Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the States. As always, there are many, many things that I’m truly thankful for. Instead of listing a long list of things or people that I’m thankful for, and risk putting you to sleep in the middle of this post, I have a better plan. Below are some facts that I gathered around the web. Something that got me thinking... thinking deep.
If you have a place called home, or a shelter, or a comfortable bed to sleep at night, you’re more fortunate than 100 million people around the world!
If you have clean water to drink and cook with when you turn on the faucet, you’re doing better than 780 million people around the globe!
If you don’t have to suffer hunger (it doesn't count if you’re on your special diet, by choice!), or have food on your table every night, you’re more fortunate than 7.1 billion people in the world!
If you’re one of those healthy and happy individual, not suffering from any illness or disabilities, you’re better off than 1 trillion people around the globe!
These are just a few numbers of things that got me thinking. Of course, the list can go on and on as well, but I think you've got my point. So, before I complain about life again (I know we all do, from time to time because we’re human), I would think about those who are less fortunate. I'm sure you'll do the same. Also, if you have the ability, please help out those in need. Something small to you might means the world to others.
While I count my blessings, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family good health, and have a wonderful time with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!