Hurricane Dean: A Touching Reminder
August 21, 2007 8:44pm CST
Tonight, on MSNBC, I watched a video of an interview of a man who lives in Mexico. I was so touched and had to think about some things. This poor guy's place of employment was leveled, the little garden that he grew to sell vegetables was destroyed, but the thing that really hit me was that he couldn't afford electricity even before this storm had hit. Couldn't afford electricity. How many people in the U.S. can imagine not being able to afford electricity? And this man had a wife and children. They live in a one room shack. And they had been living there with no electricity. Yet, there he was, nailing the roof back onto this one room shack. Can you imagine that? You're comfortably sitting in front of your computer, probably in an air-conditioned environment. Wow, let's all be thankful for what we have right now.
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5 Nov 07
Sorry to be so late in commenting on your discussion. I try really hard to be thankful everyday for my blessings. I have many blessings and sometimes Heavenly Father just adds to them. We do have a family in our area that has not had electricity for over 10 years. They cannot afford it. They have 7 children ranging from age 8 to about 18. They are not bums. He works but it is a min wage job. They live on a farm and grow their own veggies and fruits. They also raise their own chickens, goats, beef and pork. the mow their own fields to obtain the hay they need for the animals to survive in winter. Everyone of their kids are great workers. They just dont have money. I respect them very much and their values are intact.
5 Nov 07
I do not want to think that I have to be guilty that I do not have to worry about electricity, and I would not give up what I have so that someone would think that I am a wonderful person. It is tragic that there are places in the world where people have not much and it shows how resourceful they are. Why that man repairing his roof when he could have thought what's the use? I live in Canada and I remember stories of people who lived in the rural areas of British Columbia who could not afford electricity in the 1950s. So well I am thankful, but only because God has blessed me and I hope that man is able to get back on his feet and he will be able to afford electricity.