I’m ever so grateful for everything I have. Most of it inanimate objects. My love for my family and friends. My love for the work (doesn’t seem like work) I do. My love of all the beauty around me. The nice people in my life. And the lovely places I’ve visited.
Here in the U.S.A. a vast majority of the people have a fabulous life. Even the poor have all their needs covered. I know many many people don’t believe this but it’s true. I don’t know how many times I’ve toured homes in poor neighborhoods and they have a bigger T.V. than I have. And then I remember living in The Bahamas and seeing a poor neighborhood. Not even close to what we have here in the states and I’ve seen east St. Louis.
If you can read this you are way and above what a majority of the human race in quality of life. Be grateful for what you have and strive for more. Also help others strive for more.
I’m proud to announce my association with Village Banking. Their mission is to provide financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. They do this by providing micro loans to businesses. Instead of handing out money and not ever seeing it again, they make loans and get repaid and then loan the same money out again. They only back ideas that they believe will make money. This entire concept thrills me. A way to help poor villages around the world by giving their economy at the micro level a jump start. Giving money at the macro level I believe doesn’t work. Governments (including our own and yours) suck so much money that the people at the bottom get very little or none at all.
Be thankful for what you have and help others strive for more. Donate to Village Banking today, it’ll make your day, week and year.