Do you have everything you need? A safe place to raise your children? Good schools that provide your kids with an pretty darn good education? A job – even if it isn’t exactly what you want to be doing – that pays more than a dollar a day?
Do you have a roof that doesn’t leak?
Do you get enough to eat every day… or do you eat a little less so that your children can have enough?
I bet most of you turn on your air conditioner when it gets hot and humid outside. I bet you have a refrigerator, and a microwave, and a stove, and a toaster too… maybe you even have a washer and dryer. I’ll bet your kids have their own bed – with a nice fluffy comforter – and a closet full of toys.
I bet they have a library at their school – and a computer lab. And a really nice playground with a yellow plastic slide and a jungle gym.
I have all those things. My children have everything they need – and more. And sometimes, I take all that stuff for granted. I shouldn’t.
The kids in Granada’s barrios live without any of those things.