Whenever I read the newspapers, or hear the news, I never forget to count my blessings! There are people dying in Gaza and Syria, children loosing their lives in the name of territory, and here we are, crying over not having the latest iPhone!
If we look within, we are shallow people. I am not saying it is bad thing to desire luxurious things, but, it is more important to acknowledge the things we have, which other would love to have and which we take for granted. For example, ever wondered the hot water we get to use in winters? It is a blessing! The shelter we have over our heads, when it is raining outside? A blessing! The food that we eat in a restuarant and sometimes don't even finish what is in our plate! A blessing that we take for granted.