Do you ever wonder why you are where you are? I mean I am sitting here in an air conditioned home with high speed wireless Internet, making pasta, while others are sitting in countries with no electricity, no clean water and attempting to entertain their children with what little toys they have? Sit back and imagine what that is like. You rarely have clean clothes, you do not get hot showers and you do not compain. I think about families around the world. There is more to the world than Atlanta, Ga.
Do you ever wonder why you were not one of the thousands of people who died in the earthquake or the tsunami a few years ago or even the tornadoes in TN?
I have been wondering why I am so fortunate. Why me? Why am I here in the United States? Do I take my life foregranted? I have been wondering why I am so selfish. Is it in fact human nature? Some families walk for miles to get groceries barefoot and I complain about the price of gas going up. I am fortunate to have a car.
This post is not to make you feel guilty. I feel guilty. Do you think we were possibly put on this earth to help other people? I have not helped anyone. Really I want to help, I just haven't. I am so focused on where my life is now and where it is going, the only thing I have done for other people is feel sorry for them. I do want to do more. I want people to have the help they need to have better lives, but am I willing to give the help? Does anyone else feel like this?
Why as a nation such as ours, do we not help more? Why are we so focused on ourselves and what would make our lives easier? Is it because I am lazy or is it because I am just comfortable the way I am and I do not like change?
Now I realize that by posting this does not mean that I will change myself. I hope that I do. I hope that I can begin putting other people ahead of myself, because I believe God created me that way. I have to find away to do more.
These are the questions I think about.
Amy . . .
What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising