Sunday, April 19, 2009

Here is the beginning of my blogging future. I don't know if this is such a great idea, because other blogging attempts I have made have semi-failed. My meager posts are floating somewhere out there in the world wide web, being read by who knows who and serving no purpose whatsoever. But since I am now making a mark on the world, or trying to at least, I'm going to try to attempt to make a mark on the web. So, here goes:

Today in church, my pastor was talking about Nicaragua and how the majority of the people there are living on one to three dollars a day. The congregation was making sounds of sadness for those people, wondering how any family could exist on so little. Okay, I understand that there is poverty and that many people can hardly make ends meet, but life outside the United States is not always about money and how much you have. In that economy, that place they are industrially, and that lifestyle, living on that much money a day is normal and doable. One dollar means so little to North Americans, because we are used to wealth and large figures. In third-world countries, that much money could mean that someone is considered wealthy. It is not right to compare what people in Nicaragua live on to what people in the United States live on. That is unreasonable.
Who knows, I could be totally wrong. This was simply a rant. I have been around poverty and I've seen it first hand in third-world countries and I know that people are surviving and they are HAPPY! I think it's the people who have the least who give the most. I think that we can all take a lesson from people who are living from day to day, and realize that money and wealth does not give happiness, and it's not always necessary for survival (though it does help).

The End. :-)

1 comment:

Justin said...

Good thoughts, Sarah! Keep questioning things!