Gems of Gratitude, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #13

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Today I am thankful for education and the ability to pursue education. Education is a prized possession, though it’s hard to tell that sometimes when observing societal behaviors. Education carries with it the potential to do so many things (i.e. create new products, obtain a greater understanding of the world and the people in it, increase one’s employment prospects, etc.), yet it is not as sought after as riches and fame.

Now riches and fame can be beneficial, and I am not admonishing people for wanting to be rich and famous. This is not that kind of post. What I am doing is reminding us all that the value of a great education should not be overlooked as we pursue other things in life.

I am very fortunate that I live in a day, time and country when and where I have the opportunity and ability to pursue an education. There are so many people in this world who are living in nations where they are not permitted to pursue an education, either because they are of a certain gender, social class, etc., or they simply cannot afford it. And there are others who live in countries where either no form of education is offered, or the education that is offered is severely limited.

When I think about these situations, I am struck by two things: 1) a sense of gratitude because I am able to pursue a great education, and 2) a desire to help those who do not readily have the ability to pursue an education. I am not certain as to what I can do to help, but I know that I can do something.

For those of you who are also appreciative of your education and the ability to pursue it, please take a moment and share your thoughts with me. To those of you who may feel differently about education and its pursuit, please share your thoughts with me as well. I look forward to hearing from all of you. #lovebythedrop

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