Taking life for granted

So many of us take life for granted, I do, and not just life but so many other things. Just the other day I was sitting at the table eating, I was full so I went up and threw the rest of my food away. There are so many kids all over the world who don’t even have food scraps to eat. They starve every single day and most of them do not even have clean water to drink. This got me thinking. I take and so many people take so many things for granted. Most of us have the luxury of having a car to drive us places, have money to buy things we want and need. Food, water, clothing, video games, books, toys, shoes, makeup. We have the luxury of going to the doctor when we are sick or taking medicine to help us. Thousands of people don’t have this, they cannot eat food or drink water, they can’t wash their clothes or take medicine when they are sick. They live in such poverty striken places where rat, mice and animals crawl around at night.

Recently I heard about thousands of men women and children in the Philippines who are living without food, water, shelter… all because shopping malls were put up. These human beings were kicked out of their homes because officials wanted to put up shopping malls. There are now thousands living on the streets. Teenage boys without parents, nowhere to sleep, roaming the streets at night because they have nowhere to go. Kids unable to go to school because their parents cannot even buy them a uniform.

We take so many things for granted in life and most of the time we do not even realize it. Imagine if one day you were living in your house and the next you were without money, food, water and shelter. It is hard to imagine life-like that. It is so sad and not right.

Life is a gift; many of us are fortunate to be able to live comfortably and have everything we need around us. But look at places around the world. Places like Thailand and India. Did you know that they do not have regulations for food. Their food can literally have gross and harmful ingredients in it because their government does not have regulations on what you can and cannot put in food and products. Our government does. We are so lucky to live and be comfortable living. We do not have to worry about pollution flooding our streets, rats crawling where you sleep, being hungry and only have a small piece of bread to eat. We snap out fingers and can instantly turn on the water faucet. We can say “hey Alexa order me some more books” so many people all the around the world do not have this luxury. We are so lucky and blessed to. I take so many things for granted and no more am I going to.

Live life to the fullest because you don’t know what can happen next. Don’t do things that make you miserable. If you are not happy then do something that makes you happy or get out of the unhappy situation.

I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.”
― Jack Dawson

Have a greatΒ weekend everyone.

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    1. You have such a wonderful outlook and attitude about this topic!
      It’s nice to hear how others feel about such important issues.
      I too take things for granted at times and I’m so happy you shared your thoughts and feelings!
      You certainly opened my eyes and mind to being more aware and staying focused on all the good that is around us and within us.

      Thank you for another one of your best posts!!

      Excited for your next one!

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