If you are sitting in the comfort of your living room, office or bedroom, reading this that probably means that you are lucky enough to have a roof over your head. Even if the end of each month is a perpetual financial juggle, there are people in the world who would give their right arm – metaphorically speaking – to have a place they could call home.
One thing that has always kept things in perspective for me, no matter how bad things got, was that at any given time, there is always someone worse off than I am. So today, I’d like to cast a thought for the people of Sri Lanka who has lived through 25 years of Civil War.
A war that has bought significant hardships to its people, with an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people killed during its course. If that wasn’t bad enough, in 2004 the Asian Tsunami killed over 35,000 people. Many of these people have lost their land, homes and loved ones, and for them every day is a struggle simply to survive.
So next time you’re feeling down because your life hasn’t turned out quite as you had planned remember that you would be considered lucky in another part of the world. Sadly there will always be people living through worse than you, just be grateful for what you do have and strive everyday to change the things that you can!