Sunday, January 17, 2010

52 Blessings Project~ Week 3!

This Week I Am Grateful For~Being Able To Live Under such Favorable Circumstances In A Wonderful Country!

I have been somewhat mesmerized this past week watching the news to see the latest developments in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. My heart hurts for these people. The children. The families. They were so poor to begin with and now they have lost everything.The devastation is so extreme for them.I just don't know how I would handle being in that same situation.

As I watch what is unfolding I can't help but feel so blessed to live in a country where I am free to come and go as I choose. To worship as I choose. Where I have not just adequate housing but a very nice place to live and raise my family. We have such a abundance of things. We never have to know hunger. We are clothed. We have every need possible met. And many times I tend to overlook it all.I don't even give it a second thought! I have many times found myself wanting more. Wanting better. Kinda shameful to think of it now. I think the time is now for me to take a good hard look around me and see how truly fortunate I am. I DO live in incredibly favorably circumstances in the BEST country there is~ And for that I am truly GRATEFUL!!!!


Kricket said...

You're so right. I don't even want to look at the pictures of Haiti or read the stories - it just makes me feel awful. The earthquake and subsequent damage is almost apocalyptic.

I am so grateful for the many many things I have and for living in the U.S. too!!!

James said...

It really makes you stop and think.

RhondaLue said...

great post of gratitude. That picture breaks. my. heart. :(

Cara said...

Me too! Perfect blessing! I feel so bad for them.