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A Matter of Perspective

In a world of bad news wouldn’t it be nice to hear or see some good news? Yeah, I thought so, too. These days, you have to look to find some.

So I looked and I found this:

“So today I stopped and filled up my car and I was thankful that I have a car. Thankful I have money to buy gas. Thankful that there are no warplanes flying over me. Thankful that I will be eating soon. Thankful that all of my loved ones are safe and sound. Thankful that I live in a country where I have the freedom to do so many things. Thankful that the air I breathe is not filled with smoke and gunpowder. Thankful that I will sleep in silence and wake up to a beautiful day.

“I think it’s time that we all be a lot more thankful and definitely more grateful!”

Yep. That got me. And it was on Facebook of all places!

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: “We have a lot to be thankful for.”

We may not appreciate the fact that we have these things but we do have a lot of freedoms that we take for granted.

We have the freedom of religion but many choose not to go to church because they have other things to do. Meanwhile, there are people in other countries who have to worship in secret. They have to sneak to a church service but they do it and risk being put in prison or worse.

We can go into a grocery store and complain about the prices but at the same time, we can still pick up almost anything we want and prepare it for supper.

We can drive our vehicles almost anywhere we desire and we don’t have to worry about being stopped and questioned as to where we are going.

We can do a lot of things that other people in the world may not have the privilege or ability to freely do.

So the next time you look at the prices we have to pay, remember this: At least we can purchase those things because they might not even exist for some.



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