At a young age, my mother taught my sister and I how to be grateful for what we had. We were always told that there’s people in the world who would love to be where we are, even though we didn’t have much.
For that reason, I always made sure to be thankful for everything, especially things we take for granted.
For example, we don’t really treat water like we should. We over use it, sometimes the faucet would be running unnecessarily just so we could get the “right” temperature. There’s people in this world who don’t have clean water, let alone can waste water like we do here in America.
It wasn’t until a few years ago, that I actually became thankful for having water. (I know, it was very selfish not to be thankful. I just never imagined my life without water. I thought it would be something I would always have). There was a water shortage where I lived and our water intake became scarce.
We could no longer use the water when we felt like it or drink as much as we wanted. That was a difficult time in my life but it also was a blessing.
We were able to move to a better apartment and now we’re blessed enough to only drink bottled water.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that we should be grateful for everything, literally.
Because one day, we could witness a life without the things we took for granted.
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