Mar 19 2014

I am grateful. But for different reasons than you think.

Moving around the different communities in Nepal has given me perspective. I have always thought that I had perspective when it came to my family, my home, my looks, my weight… my life. But no, I could not be further from the truth.

I have always felt grateful for my life, but this is different.

Witnessing the lives of the Nepali people has given me a renewed vision of who I am and what I am grateful for.

I am grateful…

I have food on the table.

My children are healthy.

My family has a home.

I can provide for my family.

My husband is kind and loving.

I am cared for.

I am accepted.

I can love whom I want freely.

There is no judgment on my life.

I am not considered a product.

I am not at risk of being trafficked.

My husband will not sell me.

If I make a wrong decision, my family will not disown me.

I will not live in shame for my decisions.

My community will not ridicule me.

My family accept me and my brother will not sell me.

My children are not human trafficking targets.

I am not abused and tortured by my husband.

My in-laws will not abuse and torture me.

I do not have to sell my eldest child to provide for my family.

I do not have to sell my body for money.

My husband will not sell my body for money.

I live in Australia.

I am loved.

I am loved.

I am loved.

Take the time to be grateful for what you have and what you don’t have.

Honour the people of Nepal and live with gratitude. Namaste. x