One of the most searched terms on my blog is this: Life on an Indian Reservation.
I’m going to urge you to spend 15 minutes on the video below. If, after you’ve watched it, you still find yourself complaining about the little things well, then, look again.
Prepare to view the world a little differently. Grab the tissues. You’ll need ’em.
I find it fitting that as we are approaching Thanksgiving (where History Books remind us of a pretty, little picture of Pilgrims and Indians as friends), that I discovered the work of Aaron Huey. How and why I’m just now discovering him is beyond me. But I’m grateful for it, and for him. I like to look at my life and see how blessed I am, and if that video above isn’t a testament to how good most of us have it, I don’t know what is.
I am grateful for the life I have.
For the house I live in.
For people who love me.
For the people that raised me to love myself.
For people in my life who set good examples.
For freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness.
That I have never in my life had to worry about where my next meal would come from.
Or if my dad would beat me.
Or if He’d come home drunk.
We should want that for all human-kind.
We should strive for that.