Yesterday as I was enjoying a slice of apple pie, I started to think about everything I have to be thankful for! If there were 100 people selected at random from around the world:
Only 5 would speak English.
33 would be Christian
21 would be overweight and 16 would be undernourished or starving
23 would have no place of shelter
22 would have access to a computer, 17 would be illiterate
7 would have a college degree.
Only 7 would have a college degree. This one really sunk in. I will graduate college in a year and have every intention of attending graduate school the next fall.
Why is it that I have this sense of entitlement or expectation? There are people that probably wouldn’t be able to comprehend the idea of this blog, let alone have clean water to drink! I firmly believe it is because of those who have fought to protect what we have. I also believe it is due to my parents that told me I could do anything I wanted (yes even as a child when I thought it would be cool to be a cheerleader)!
So as the summer months get hotter, and we dread the day to day grind, just remember all of those that are far less privileged!