COMMENTARY · 12th May 2013
All of my life Iíve known that I am very fortunate. I have a loving, healthy, wonderful family, food in my stomach, fresh clean water, a chance to go to school and train for my future job. I have the chance to live a long, healthy life. When I was eleven I started watching a program called World Vision. This program supports children in Africa whose parents canít meet their basic needs of food, health care or education. Their water is terribly dirty and can cause these families serious illnesses. They have to drink it for survival. I almost cried when I learned this but it also made me realize how truly lucky I am. Life will always have ups and downs no matter who you are or what you do in life.
There are many opportunities for activities, fun, and work. Donít give up on life just because it sucks right now. We can make it better for ourselves and everyone else too. This is our life and we should appreciate what we have each day. Saying thank you and please isnít just polite it is also saying to your families that you are grateful to have them and beside you no matter what. It also shows them that you are thankful for everything they do for you so that you can live a long happy life on earth. Besides being able to meet all of our needs; We can also have plenty of want in our life including technology that some of us probably thought could never be possible such as cars, IPods, IPhones, I Pads, and so much more, I can even begin to imagine what we will have twenty years from now with all of this technology. In conclusion, sometimes people get caught up in different choices, or lives even, but what we must never forget are the ones that stayed withus through thick and thin, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, and no matter anyone said always believed in us and our dreams.
Our family, friends and lifestyle are gifts we didnít earn. Love is more powerful than anything else in this world. We should be thankful for what we have.
We need to stop complaining and be thankful for what we have!