This post coincides with my previous post with a different message. I am now starting to realize how important living life to the fullest is. We are Lucky people! Here are a few bullet points that I thought very interesting when told to me:
- If you can read this message, you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
- If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world.
-If you have money in your bank, your wallet, and some spare change, you are among 8% of the world’s wealthy.
These are just a few points that I believe are extremely important to think about when talking about how good we have it. Think about it...If you are simply reading this message, you have been educated better than 3 billion other people. That is amazing to me! My co-worker talked about a few other bullet points in her article titled The Power of Gratitude. These bullet points seemed to resonate in our office and truly took hold of how we think and how we act towards not only each other, but also ourselves.
A couple of my friends and I decided over dinner a few months back that instead of giving up something tangible for lent, we would give up taking things for granted. We didn't realize what we were doing until a couple months later. In those couple months it was amazing to see our attitudes change towards ourselves and also towards others. I have lived a short life so far, but I truly believe that living every single day like it is a gift can make a powerful and positive change on anyones life.
Growing as a person,