I’ve recently read a sad story about a 20-year long girl living in a remote village somewhere in Myanmar. She lost her father at the age of 10, was traded for marriage at 13, and gave birth to 2 children. She lives without electricity, shoes or sandals. Her story touched my heart. Her life is very different from mine. I finished reading her story, and looked around me. I remembered the glass of wine I often have with my husband (sometimes white, sometimes red), my cellphone, the creamer I use in my coffee everyday, my credit card, the shower I take every evening before bed and the natural moisturizing body wash (no parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates or phthalates), my towels, my books, my everyday sunrise and my everyday sunset. And I felt guilty; and almost ashamed, especially for the days when I got upset because I broke a nail.
I looked around me and I realized, once again, how lucky I am to have the sheltered life I have, surrounded by the people I love and trust.
And for all of these and for all the troubles I don’t have, I am so grateful!
Life is good! Enjoy it!
This post was inspired by Thankful Thursday organized by Momdeavor.