You’re most welcome, Ashley — thank you for sharing your story here!

The simplest things in life are the ones we should be most grateful for and if we don’t feel grateful for anything, that should be taken as an indication that we’re taking things for granted.

I’ve been back in the United States for a little over a year now and it’s amazing how easily we can forget how fortunate we are. But, simply rereading some of the posts I wrote (like this one), I’m very quickly reminded just how fortunate I am and how necessary it is for me to use my time on earth wisely.