Now don’t yell at me!! But I am blessed!
Today once again I realized how lucky I am or if you want– How spoiled I am.
I took a moment today to once again acknowledge the paradise that I live in. As I look outside my window the sun is shining down on the beautiful lush greenery and every thing is bright. ( I couldn’t live anywhere other than in the Caribbean.)
I am sipping on mango juice that my housekeeper has made for me! Yes, I have a housekeeper who does all the things that I hate to do like washing, cleaning and ironing. She allows me to spend more time with my children…. ok so she is one of the reasons I am spoilt. I could do all of the things that she does, but it is not fair to take her out of her job just because I decided to change my job description. Well that what I think anyway.
Ok so I’ll go back to the mango juice. How many people can get fresh mango juice without having to go to an exotic restaurant. Or live in a place that isn’t war torn. I don’t have to dodge bullets when I walk down the street. (Ok there is crime, gang violence and such senseless ignorance.) But I am safe with my roof over my head. My children are fed and growing and honestly that accounts for most children here in this land and my land.(talking education now that’s a different matter.) And I am lucky that my husband has a desk job and doesn’t ever have to learn how to fire a gun.
I raise my glass of mango juice in salute to all those fathers and sons heading off to the war in the US. For all those poor Lebanese who have lost their lives and for those who are still alive. And I salute my land and this land. Here’s to sipping mango juice.