Be appreciative of what you have, not focused on what you want to have
This post came to my mind the other day on the train ride home, where I heard a group talking about how rough life was for them, and what they felt they should have, and having travelled the world and been to countries where the people are truly suffering its something that does get to me when I hear people talking like that, while sitting there in designer clothes, with fancy jewelry or watches riding on a comfortable train. but let me share my first photo and continue this line of thought
Sony A7iii 43mm F5.6 1/60 Sec ISO 1000
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They were heading home probably to a very nice house, at one stage talking about where they would be eating that night after they got home, probably having a nice meal a drink or three and heading home to a comfortable and nice house, unlike the person in the photo above who has all his worldly belongings in the cart and is sleeping on the street.
This is a post for beautiful Sunday By @ace108, now you may wonder why a post of people sleeping on the street in my mind is a beautiful Sunday post, well very simply, seeing people struggling like this does make me appreciate how lucky I am and makes me think every day is beautiful if you look at it with the right attitude.
Sony A7iii 48mm F5.6 1/60 Sec ISO 2500
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Now I know some people are very skeptical about the panhandlers they see on the streets of NYC, and to be honest I share that skepticism myself and will seldom give to the people I see sitting on the sidewalk with therir bit of cardboard written on claiming they need money for a train ticket to get home, or some other reason why we should give them money, and how can we really know their situation, but when I see people sleeping on the street like the shots above, I do so feel for them, clearly their situation is dire for some reason or other that they need to sleep on the street like this.
So although I will not give money tot he panhandlers I mentioned above, I will occasionally buy a sandwich and a drink and leave it for them when they wake up,
So to close out, I know its easy for us all at times to feel sorry for ourselves over something or other, but I suspect the problems we may have to deal with at times are not so bad that we do not have a roof over our head a warm place to sleep and have to worry about where the money for our next meal will come from, and that for me always puts things into perspective.
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