I heard something last night on the radio that got me thinking, how thankful am I for what I have? I believe that all too often we just take what we have in life for granted. Sure we could have more money, a better job, a nicer car....but think about what you have in comparison to what others don't have. I actually found myself angry last week because I heard two stories. One story was about how some New Yorkers who are receiving food assistance are complaining because the mayor wants to ban the purchase of soda and junk food with the food assistance card. They feel that it is their right to buy soda and junk food and the government has no right to tell them what they can and cannot buy. Now I don't believe that the government should control what we do, but if they are paying for it that gives the control to the government. Bottom line on this.....when did it become a right to buy junk food? Isn't that a privilege?The second story I heard on the same day was about refugees from the Bosnian war returning home to what was left of their homes. There were five different unrelated families living in one house sharing one bathroom. An 8 year old boy that lived in one of the rooms with his mother only had enough possessions to fit on a small shelf. Two elderly sisters lived in another room and used the little money they had to buy supplies to keep the shared bathroom somewhat clean. So I hear Americans complaining they may not be able to buy their Mountain Dew and M&Ms with government food assistance, while people in other parts of the world would do anything to have that assistance to buy fruits and vegetables! We need to think about what we do have and be thankful. Most of us live way beyond our means and take what we have for granted. Be thankful for your car because it gets you to work every day. Be thankful for your home because it provides shelter for you. Be thankful for your job because you have one. Most of all be thankful for your health....to wake up every morning, to walk, to breathe. Cherish your health and take care of yourself. You only have one body and only one life to live.