Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thankful Thursday: 2/18/16

Thankful Thursday is a weekly segment that I began 1/10/13—read why here
I invite you to join me in practicing gratitude!

Today I'm honestly thankful to just be alive.

Anyone remember that French WWII show I'd watched last spring while living in Montpellier, "Un village français"? Well Netflix just added the first half of season 6, so I've been watching that this week. Even though we're near the end of the war at this point in the story, there were still many unnecessary deaths of innocents—which was obviously unpleasant and sad to watch.

But the thing is, that is just a TV show. The real war was unimaginably x times worse than the cruelty I've seen on the show. And there are still wars going on today (which is also somewhat unimaginable for me).

I'm one of those people who seriously can't believe the world still handles disagreements with others by killing people, as if we weren't in modern times where communication were more possible than ever. I don't think countries should have armies; war should be a thing of the past.

So I'm thankful to be alive, and that I'm not living in a war zone.
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