We All Have Something To Be Thankful 4


Thanksgiving is here.  And what is the point of Thanksgiving I ask you?  Is it Football?  Is it stuffing our faces with delicious turkey, pie and other American Classics?  Yea, living in America this is what Thanksgiving has become.  I am not judging I am just reflecting.  I hope to take some time today to actually be thankful for what I have.  We live in a blessed country and most of us have more than we need.  I am thankful for family, friends, easy living (compared to many) and food.

I feel grateful to have a home, a car, a job and an education.  For today I will not compare myself with anyone or anything around me, I’m thankful for being me!  Although I know there will be leftovers and there is a strong possibility there will be food in the trash before the day is over, I will try to not waste.  There are many that are in need and would love to have only a small portion of what I take for granted daily.  Here’s some insight to 3rd world countries of the world in comparison to what we consider basic.

  • Close to ½ of the world, over 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day.
  • 80% of all living human beings live on less than $10 a day.
  • The richest 20% of the world’s population own or account for ¾ of the world’s wealth.
  • Some studies suggest that an estimated 22,000 children die due to factors related to poverty EACH DAY.
  • At the start of the 21st Century, close to 1,000,000,000 people could not read or sign their names.
  • Less than 1% of what nations of the world spend on weapons each year is enough money to put every child into a school.

 

Now that puts things in perspective a bit I’d say.  I think we all have something to be thankful for today.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Airborne Gamer
Airborne Gamer
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2 comments
AirborneGamer
AirborneGamer

The middle class citizens of rich nations are represented when a piece of the food going into that fat bastards mouth falls on his bib, this is the middle class :)

bard
bard

So does that picture make middle class people the bowl or the spoon?