Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Theres never a bad time to feel gratitude. Right before I got on SP tonight I was reading a yahoo feature article about an 11 year old girl in NYC, oldest of 7 siblings and her family is homeless and lives in a shelter. They have lived in this shelter for most of her life. She helps take care of her younger siblings. It makes my heart sad to think how she would love to have the security of a decent home. And how much I take that for granted. My daughter is the same age and has never known a day of want in her life. It makes me feel humble and guilty at the same time, that I dont do more for the poor. I still to this day resent my parents that they didnt work harder to have a decent life for me. That I never progressed in life as much as others who had more opportunity. Granted at some point I became an adult and need to take initialive to create oportunity for myself, but I didnt really beleive in myself. I also blame my mom for dragging me down emotionally and not ever learning to have elf esteeem. I hope this girl can rise above her situation.