While we may not do anything quite that stupid (at least nothing that makes the national newspapers), there are times when we need to stop and reflect, coming to same conclusion Mr. Prendergast did: "I had no idea I had so many valuable possessions."
From family and friends to material comforts (like electricity and running water), from our basic needs (like food) to luxuries other generations never dreamed of, from the freedoms we enjoy to the jobs we hold, there is much that we have been blessed with that we take for granted.
Truly, we have no idea we have so many valuable possessions.
© 2005, John C. Fitts, III. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume 3 (2005).