Be Thankful

Some enjoy sitting in one corner sipping a rich cup of well-brewed coffee or tea. Some bury their heads into newspaper and magazine. Some stylishly puffing cigarettes. Some all smiling and chatting with old and new friends. Some enjoy laughing and jeering. And everyone enjoy eating and drinking in a cafe or a restaurant. But they never realize the fact that about 24,000 people die every day from hunger or hunger-related causes. Three-fourths of the deaths are children under the age of five (The Hunger Site).

Some busy shopping for themselves and their loved ones. Some do so hurriedly while others slowly, taking their sweet time. Some can afford more, while others stare at the price tags and quietly put them away. And everyone enjoy buying all their needs and all their wants. But they never seem to care that many others are unclothed and died from cold.

Some are passionate about home decor, furniture, interior design, and everything that makes a house a home. Others enjoy travellings and sight seeings. And everyone enjoy house-warming and housekeeping. But they never seem to know that many others have no refuges and shelters because they are in the middle of a war.

We care more about what we eat, what we drink, what we wear, where we live, and where we go. And these virtually occupied all our time. But we seldom seem to care how blessed we are in the middle of a cruel world. Nothing about others is our concern. We have failed to understand the meaning of life.

The dying men are gasping for breaths but we never seem to treasure every single breath we take. The poor are without food, without clothing, and without shelters, yet we never seem to thank God for His rich provisions and no desires to share what we have with others. We despise the weak and the disabled, but we never seem to despise ourselves for being so strong and so able yet doing so little to help others. O, Let us thank God for all His blessings and Let us share with everyone in need. Amen.