10.21.2008

Happy for what we have....

How many of us know of a house that looks like this? It may not be in our neighborhood, but we've seen it and wonder "who" could live like that? Are they happy? Are they working?

Then you wonder if they had the chance, would they love to have a house like

This! And then you wonder if the people that live in this house are happy with it, and do they "really" want a house like....
This! Now, of couse we assume that the people living here MUST be happy and content with what they have! How could they NOT be happy? Or do they want a house like.....
This? This is what we strive for, what people want right? The grand house, the "image" of it must
be perfect inside? Am I wrong?
Then there is this family, who's homeless, living out of their car. And do you know what they want? All that they want? All they want is something like
THIS!
(all photo's courtesy of Flickr)


13 comments:

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

So well said! That's a reminder many of us can use.

Leah C said...

A bittersweet reminder for us all...be happy with what you've got:)

Jeanneoli said...

So true...wherever we are..we are blessed!

Cookie Sunshine said...

This really touched me as I'm working to find a better situation for my Mother who, as of last week, is in a less than desirable one. Thanks.

Brandie said...

You're so right! I think we can get so caught up some times we forget to be thankful for what we have. As bad as we sometimes think things are it could always be so much worse. Someone might give anything to have what we were just complaining about. Thanks putting things into perspective:)

Alyssa said...

So true. Always good to have that reality check.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

An amazing post. Thank You.

Brenna LaPray said...

It's sad but true. I think we all forget how blessed we really are.

vana chupp said...

what a powerful post, Kasey! we all can use the reminder...Happiness is not in the things..

Mrs.French said...

a touching reminder...this post will stick with me my dear...
xo

Andrea Singarella said...

so true. In this world of more and more and more stuff, we all lose sight of what really matters.
Thank you for the gentle reminder.
hugs,
andrea

McMaster & Storm said...

k-
thank you for this post.
we need to be thankful for the basics--easy to lose sight on what's really important.
k&d

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a great post, Kasey. And you're so right! There is a similar house a few blocks from here that I drive by every day and wonder about the people who live inside.