So this is going to be a different post from my usual kind. I’m gonna steer away from the beauty stuff and just ramble. I haven’t even really thought about what I’m going to say at all but this is just something I’ve been thinking about lately. Basically, I think that sometimes people, and I’m 100% guilty of this, get caught up in life and forget to appreciate what they have. I mean of course I realise that my life isn’t that difficult and things could be worse but when I really think about it, I’m so so lucky.
It’s especially when I hear about living conditions in developing countries, natural disasters and wars that I realise how easy I have it. Because I live in a “first world” country it’s easy for me to almost forget these things even exist. I think sometimes I just don’t want to think about horrible stuff going on in the world so I can forget about it. But it’s really important for us to care about these things because we are the ones who can make a difference. Of course there are many problems in Ireland too and I’m just so grateful that I’ve been lucky enough to experience such little hardship in my life.
The thing is though, that it’s fine to say all these things when I’m actually thinking about how fortunate I am but most of the time I just get caught up in stuff and forget these things. When something bad is happening in my life, I get really down about it and of course that’s natural and that’s ok but some of my problems aren’t really that awful and I’ve still got it much better than so many other people. I have a loving family and we're all healthy and happy, I get to go to school and university and I always have warmth and shelter. In the same way there’s lots of things that I think I need, like new clothes, shoes, make-up and all these stuff are great but I don’t actually need them. There are some people who can’t even afford food and shelter and here I am complaining because I don’t have enough money for new autumn clothes!
Of course I don’t mean to be annoyingly preachy and I have to be honest some of these things rarely even cross my mind. But I do think it’s important to remember to appreciate what you’ve got. Think about it, even if you’re reading this it means you’ve got internet access, a computer/phone and electricity. That already makes you better off than millions and millions of people. So those are just some thoughts I’ve been having recently, do you agree that sometimes we get to absorbed in our own lives to remember how lucky we are?
I’m sorry that this post was a bit random but I wanted to discuss the topic with ye because I think it’s important!
Join me next time for more “Catriona contemplates life”.
Joking, but that would be a great series. Or book. Watch out for this exciting phenomenon..