Things I am currently grateful for: a roof over my head, pages that are filled with written words so that they sound prettier said out loud, the sound of the ocean, the moon, sunsets and the smell of rain on a dewy morning.
This fire has taught me that you need to start being thankful for what you do have and what you don’t have.
Some people don’t get to go home to a big comfy bed, or to a hot meal, a roof over their heads or to a refreshing shower after a long day.
People all over the world are challenging different battles. Just like you. Just because I live in the middle of the ocean on a tropical island does not mean I live a perfect lifestyle.
Right now I am currently laying on the floor of my mom’s office trying to get a good nights rest. We haven’t showered, we haven’t brushed our teeth and we haven’t changed our clothes in hours, but I am thankful to have my parents with me, my fur babies and a safe place to go evacuate too.
Not everybody I know can afford a fancy hotel, a roof over their heads or a car even if they do work their butts off to support themselves.
We try to support ourselves in the most difficult ways possible. Some people work 2-3 jobs just to keep food on the table, to pay for child support and to pay for a high school education.
We as a community help others in need. With the holidays coming up try and help a family in need, go to a soup kitchen and feed the hungry, donate your old favorite pair of blue jeans that you don’t wear anymore, or buy Subway sandwiches and hand them out to the homeless.
Do something to help them even if they decline your generosity.
Not everybody lives a stable lifestyle. Try and make someone’s day today.