Appreciate More

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Lela and I were talking last night about how we complain about small things sometimes. As a modern world society people complain about pretty much everything, it’s not just us. We complain about the weather, while we have a warm or air conditioned home to sleep in. People complain about food not tasting well, while in other parts of the world people are starving and don’t have anything to eat. We complain about warm beer, different types of bottled water, and many other luxuries people in third world countries would appreciate having.

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Lela mentioned how she complains about exams, and studying. She said she felt guilty about it. She’s not the only one, we all did this as students. Late night studying, feeling like our brain is fried. It’s relevant to us, and we get caught up in our own world that we forget how good we have it until we have a reality check. There are people all over the world who would kill for the education we have received in Canada. It’s important to appreciate what you have, while you have it. Instead of always wanting more, or wishing experiences away, we should enjoy them. 

We whine about driving, while some people cannot afford vehicles, or public transit. We complain about being tired, or not feeling well while our neighbours are fighting cancer and going through chemotherapy. We get frustrated when we have “nothing to wear,” when we have a closet full of clothes.  

We get stuck in our bubbles, and forget to appreciate how great we have it. Be thankful for where you live, your health, having a home, food on the table, clothes on your back, and clean water to drink. The smallest things we don’t think twice about are things people in poverty would do anything for. 

 

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