Personal Narrative: Nothing Should Be Taken For Granted

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Do you know what it is like to be hungry all the time? Most likely, that thought doesn’t even come across most people’s minds. For others, that thought is a presence in their daily life. Some are more fortunate than others and it is how those fortunate people think that I will be focusing on. I believe that nothing should be taken for granted. When I was a little girl, I had nothing more to worry about than a scrape on my knee after falling down. Having that be the only worry in my mind on most days, I believe myself to be quite fortunate. Now I am just realizing this to be true as I become older. Thoughts of fortune never came to my conscience until my family and I picked up a project during the holidays. This project is where a family more fortunate than another adopts a family for the holiday. Once the agency knows a family wants to adopt another for the holiday, a list goes out of all the people in the family being adopted, the ages and what each of them wants. When I first read that list, I was astounded to read that a girl no more than three years younger than me only wanted new pajamas for Christmas. It really made me take a hard look at what I wanted versus what I needed. I realized that I wanted a whole bunch of new things, but whether I actually needed…show more content…
I never thought about all the things I got every year that just ended up sitting in my room or around my house. I started looking at my life differently. Instead of being rude and uninterested in conversation around me, I made sure to be extra polite and actually listen to what people had to say. I could never imagine a life without my family and all the other amazing people and things I have in it to be grateful for. I realized that there are people out there who have it far worse than I probably ever will. I am more aware of what I ask for and what I do not really

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