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Luck and Ignorance

December 7, 2009
By leelee1660 BRONZE, Fayetteville, Georgia
leelee1660 BRONZE, Fayetteville, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”

Stop for one second, and take inventory of the materialism in your life. You obviously have a computer or have access to one. You might have a cell phone, iPod, or some other expensive gadget. You have enough food, water, and shelter to keep you living. And you probably have family and friends that love you and keep you company.

Now consider the lives of others. No, I'm not talking about your friends and peers, teachers, neighbors, family, and others who are similar to you; I'm talking about the local so-called "hobos", the starving children in Africa, the families who lost their home in a hurricane or tsunami, etc. Those people would do anything to have a life like yours.

I'm not saying you're inconsiderate, but think of what you do everyday, what you do that others dream of doing, what you want that you don't need.

It's so short and simple: stop whatever you're doing right this second and pray for those who need what you have.

The author's comments:
I hope people understand that they are very lucky, no matter what's going on in their life.

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Sydnie said...
on Dec. 12 2009 at 11:13 pm
Sydnie, Eufaula, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Father God, please bless all of Your children that do not have what they need, the crucial things to live. Forgive us for taking for granted what You have so graciously given us. Show Your love to those with fewer material possessions than we have. Let them feel it so they are unable to deny it. Thank You for giving us what we have. In Your Name, amen. <3