I have heard in church, statistics that I found hard to believe. This is not an accurate quote as I’m sure my numbers are incorrect. But it’s something like this….”If your household earns $50,000/year, you are in the top 7% of the wealthiest in the USA. Seems hard to believe, doesn’t it?? If you are reading this blog, chances are you are in the top 7%!
This journey has opened our eyes to so much beauty in our nation, but it has also brought a renewed awareness of how much poverty there is as well. We saw MANY areas with homes as you see below and you have to wonder, how can this be??
But when you see the “ugly” of the barren landscape around these areas, you might be able to understand a bit better. How do you eek out a prosperous living with this all around you?
Growing up in central Illinois where the black soil is fertile and rich with nutrients, we always had more than enough. Others weren’t so fortunate. I am so thankful for the life, family and friends that God as bless me with – take a moment to reflect on YOUR blessings!