What if you had no way to reach family or friends; what if you couldn’t get where you needed to be; and what if you didn’t have resources for your needs and wants? It really is hard to imagine living a life where nothing came easily, where literally you had to beg, steal, or borrow everything. I’ve been poor, but I can’t say that I’ve ever been to that horrible place.
Especially in the technological era that we are in, there are numerous ways in which to reach out, give, receive, pay, buy, blog, bitch, and even cheat on your taxes (or your spouse). So, today, I’m thankful for resources (not to cheat, by the way) and am fortunate to have such wonderful avenues of expressing myself and, well, for just living.
Just for fun, try to visualize what it would be like without the Internet, cell phones, banks, cars, electricity, running water, planes, and medical technology; then, I want you to think about the millions of people around the world who don’t have any or few of these things. You and I are fortunate. Be well-be beautiful.
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