When we consider how other people live and compare their situations to our own lives, we see that we often take things that we have for granted. The grass is always greener, am I right? But if you need a little reminder, here are some reasons why you’re luckier than most!
FIRST OF ALL, YOU’RE ALIVE
Tomorrow is never promised. Make the most of the time that you have and remember, it’s important to be thankful that you’re here, other people aren’t.
YOU’VE GOT A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD
Most people reading this won’t need to worry about where they’re going to sleep tonight. No matter what else is going on in your life, be grateful of that.
YOU HAVE THE INTERNET
If you can read this, you can see a phone or computer screen. This isn’t a given, and you’re blessed to be able to explore the wonders of the web. Do you realize just how connected you are to the entire world? You can make new friends, learn new things, and watch movies and videos at the drop of a hat… or a click!
YOU CAN APPRECIATE NATURAL BEAUTY
You don’t need money to appreciate the world around you. Listen to the birds singing, and the waves crashing against the rocks. Take in each sunrise and sunset, too.
YOU’RE NOT GOING HUNGRY
Sure, you might not be able to afford a fancy dinner at a top restaurant right now, but you’ve most likely got enough in the fridge to keep you going over the next few days.
YOU’RE A SURVIVOR
You know what? We know life hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for you – you’re human. But you’ve survived, and that’s amazing all on its own.
YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO CARES
Got a friend or a family member who checks in on you? Congratulations, you’re not alone. Having love or even just support from another human being is one of the most special bonds there are!
YOU COULD SEE A DOCTOR IF YOU NEEDED TO
Medical care varies throughout the world, but if you have access, no matter how basic, then you have a fighting chance!
YOU HAVE CLEAN WATER
Just a wild guess here, but you probably have access to clean drinking water. Not only does this keep you alive, it keeps you strong and healthy, too!
YOU CAN READ
Made it through this list? Congratulations, you’re literate. Unfortunately, many people aren’t quite so lucky as you, which means they never get that chance to learn.