If you’re reading this, you probably live in a world not all that different from my own. A world where the things you want are readily available. A world where things like education and clean water are considered basic human rights. A world where it’s easy to get wrapped up in what you want, what you need, and what you think you deserve so much so that you start to feel entitled to those things.
It’s easy to fall into that sort of thinking when you don’t ever actually want for anything of substance.
In recent years, I have become more aware of this feeling of entitlement in our culture as well as in myself, and it scares me. Believing that we are entitled to everything we want, when we want it, how we want it makes us selfish and demanding individually and as a culture. Somewhere along the line, entitlement has become a way of life and selfishness stands out less and less as unusual and unacceptable.
In an effort to walk away from that mindset and the way it makes me feel, I and going to dedicate some of my blogspace to things I am thankful for. Things that are blessings in my life which I could not earn or buy. Things that I take for granted, but without which, my life would not be so full or happy.
Today I am thankful for:
Courage, no matter how small, to try something new and put my thoughts out into the world.
The support and love of friends and family, without whom I would not make it through the day.
The adorableness of corgis and kitties who enrich my life and fill my heart with joy.