By Lisa Goudy
It’s easy to take for granted what we think will last.
When we get up in the morning, we roll out of bed in our home. We pick out what we want to wear for the day before getting dressed. We go to the kitchen, we make breakfast and we eat on a chair with a table, maybe while reading a newspaper.
After that, we might go to the washroom and brush our teeth. Then we grab all of our things that we need for the day and many of us drive to work or wherever else we need to be. We visit with our coworkers, our fellow students, our friends and our family.
While everyone’s routine is different and it might not happen in that order, my point is that we probably don’t stop in the middle of eating our lunch and say, ‘Thank goodness I have a bed to sleep on tonight” or “I’m so grateful to own new clothing.” It’s just a given.
The reality is that not everyone has those same opportunities. Not everyone in the world can get up and say that they have a place to call home or something to eat that day.