Thankful for, November week 4

Thanksgiving came and went so so quick this year. I hope you had a great time with family, friends, and loved ones.

This thanksgiving felt a little bit different. As I have mentioned many many times before, I got to go to Uganda in June. This experience changed the way that I view the world in various ways. I still think of all of those that I came in contact with there every single day. This year as we filled our plates with so many different types of food, I remembered how difficult it is in Africa to prepare one meal. It may take a full day of cooking here in the U.S., however in Uganda, it would take even more time and effort. We go to the store and purchase a turkey, while they raise them on their own. We throw creamed corn in the crockpot for a few hours, while they wait for corn to grow, and it sure as heck is not purchased in a can.

This Thanksgiving I remembered how different my life is from those across the globe simply because I was born in the U.S. So, today, I am Thankful for my family, friends, and health, but also that I have had the opportunity to see how others live. I am thankful for the reminder to not take any little thing for granted, even corn. I will never understand why I got to be born in a country that is so developed, but I know there is a plan in all of this and I am really grateful for all of the details that make up my life.

 

Shannon HaupertComment