In light of the tragedy that we awoke to here in India this Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to reflect upon what our family has to be thankful for.
We are thankful that our children are healthy and happy. Many here have little or no access to doctors, medications or clean drinking water.
We are thankful that we are financially stable in this worsening economy. Many here have no jobs to speak of, no means of support. They must beg on the streets or dig through the rubbish for their livelihood.
We are thankful for all of the friends and family here and back home who love us and support us, even if they are angry that we are so far away… 😉 Many are all alone on this day and every day, with no one knowing that they exist at all.
We are thankful that we have plenty of food on the table, a roof over our heads, and clothing on our bodies. Those basic necessities are lacking for people in many parts of the world, and not just in the “third-world” countries.
We are thankful that our children are able to receive a good education. In many places, children have no access to education, or must work for a living starting at an early age to support thier families.
We are thankful that we are all together today. Many families have been torn apart by war or disaster of some sort. Children and parents left wandering and searching for one another, most never to see each other again.
We are thankful that we have had this chance to explore and learn from this great big world. The lessons that we learn here will follow us for the rest of our lives.
We wish you all of the best on Thanksgiving day, and throughout the year.