Thursday, July 5, 2012

so much

Too much time spent wanting, too much time spent not being content. Only when I look around do I realize how much I do have.

I forget the years I spent overseas and soon America seems to be all I have ever known. All that matters. I forget the hungry faces, the people that have no freedom. They can't decide what to believe, they can't worship God freely.

I think that to be really thankful for something, you have to know what it's like to be without that something. You can't really be thankful for running water until you don't have it. You can't really be thankful for a washer for your clothes and one for your laundry until you're without it. You can't be thankful for your toothbrush until you're without that toothbrush.

Okay, I'm not saying you should stop brushing your teeth. Be thankful that you live in America, and if you have a good family, be thankful for that. Be thankful you can celebrate what you believe. But just remember. Some people can't be thankful for those things. So be extra thankful.

Anything you're especially thankful for?


  1. i am thankful for your awesome blog and SERIOUSLY AMAZING photography because it makes me happy. ;)

  2. I get you. There's load of poverty here in Manchester but I still forget how grateful I should be after all the things I have seen in Africa :) How's it going by the way? It's been aaaggeess!

  3. It is so true that you forget to be thankful......yet we need to be thankful every moment of our lives!

    Love ~*Chantelle*~

  4. Kendra,

    I feel totally the same way!! Exactly. Its like I'm always looking to what I can get next, ya know??? It irks me. I so badly want to be just content.


  5. aww the one of you sister blowing the dandelion! cute!


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