Lately, I've been seeking ways to feel better about some events going on in my life. Several of my best friends have been kind enough not to give up on me through this and one of them sent me a link to another cancer blog. The original owner of that blog normally referred to herself as CancerBaby but her real name is Jessica. Just two weeks ago, Jessica passed on from this life. I never got the opportunity to speak with her since I didn't find out about her blog until a few days ago. However, I've been spending some time reading the hundreds of messages that have been left for her family and friends. While doing so, I came across a few links that eventually led me to a site called the Global Rich List.
It's really easy to sit and complain about my lot in life every day but this site shows how much I have to be appreciative for. I have to admit that I do sometimes gripe about not having enough money to do all that I'd like to do, when it comes to finances, I am among the priviliged in this world. VanGoghGirl doesn't always like what we're having for dinner but she has never had to go even one night without having the opportunity to eat. I don't know how I would cope if I had to look her in the face and tell her that there was nothing I could do about her hunger. In actuality, my seemingly meager income falls within the top ten percent of the world's wealthiest people. When I look at things that way, I become more cognizant of how blessed I am to have a healthy child, a well-stocked pantry, two cars that run, steady income every month, and all else that I own even though there is nothing that makes me more deserving of these things than any of the billions of people on this planet who will live and die without ever having any of the creature comforts that I tend to take advantage of so freely.