It’s Thursday morning. I’ve just enjoyed a nourishing breakfast of orange juice, a bowl of healthy cereal, and a cup of steaming hot tea. And my stomach is pleasantly full.
At lunchtime, I’ll walk to my refrigerator and pull out some leftovers from last night’s abundant dinner. Again, there will be plenty to fill my appetite and ease my growling hunger pain.
When dinnertime rolls around, I have an oven and microwave to help me cook. There’s plenty of food stocked in the pantry, freezer, and refrigerator and my plate will be full.
I own a beautiful and pleasant home. There is a large, comfy bed to sleep in at night. Enough covers to keep me warm when the night turns chill.
I have electricity to give me light or power up my laptop when the battery drains. I have air conditioning when it’s stifling hot and humid outside and a furnace to chase away the cold. My closet is full of clothes and shoes. In my garage, my car waits ready to take me wherever I want to go.
I have a job. I have a loving spouse and family. I have friends near and far. And I have my faith in God.
You see, I am blessed with so much. That’s why when I watched a video on Facebook this morning, I wept. It’s time to make a change.
“I’m starting with the man [woman] in the mirror
I’m asking him [her] to change his [her] ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.” ~ Michael Jackson