Monday, June 15, 2009

Our Bad Economy?

I stole this image off my friend Morgan's facebook. I had to copy it- it hit me like a ton of bricks. As someone who is unemployed, and has been looking for a while, this image served as a healthy reminder: I have a privileged life. I have a huge safety net, as long as I am willing to ask for help I will not go hungry, there are services all around me so in the worst case scenario I will have enough, even still I am sitting on a comfortable couch, in a nice fleece, with a tiny diamond ring my grandma gave me when I turned 13, typing on my Mac, as I take a break from my job hunt to reflect on the reality that I have no idea what real poverty feels like.


Melanie Hopson said...

Well said, Sarah. Indeed we have no idea what real poverty is. And a hat tip to the Africa image-- it makes me more excited to go there next week and listen for what the Creator is going to say to me. Thanks for the perspective.

sweetsong said...

Your reflective thoughts are such a good reminder of our privilaged state.

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