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I was just reading this post by Serena from The Farm Chicks Blog and it made me think. It makes me realize how spoiled we are these days. Are we really living? To me living is getting out there and getting your hands dirty. How can you appreciate something if you don't know what goes into it or how it is done? I don't know...I think I would rather work hard, do what I can myself, and be truly thankful and not take things for granted. I would never in a million years want to trade my life for that of Paris Hilton or Victoria Beckham. They don't know what living is. I know that seems judgemental, but I would rather be poor with money and rich with love and ability to take care of myself. I am old fashioned and long for people to have morals and values again. I long for kids to run around, play outside, and fill the parks instead of playing video games and computer games all day. I long for self sufficiency versus convenience. I long for phone calls and communication over texts and emails ( I am guilty of this and need to work on it). I long for kids to be kids and not diagnosed with a disability for being hyper and acting like kids. I long for holidays to mean what they used to, like being with family, wanting to give, not having to give, and being thankful for what we have. I long for a pride in our country and faith in God. I long for respect for our elders. I long for people to earn their way on this earth. I long for helping a friend in need. I could go on forever, but ultimately I long for more Floyds and Margarets.