Things you never really think about... Your freedom.
Seeing all the stories of families being ripped apart for no good reason simply because they wanted a better life for themselves and their children. Such sadness and devastation!
We watched the news this past week and it broke my heart to see and hear the stories of pain, heartlessness and sadness that is going on right now in our world. Things that NEVER should have happened in the first place.
And one thing it reminded me of was that everyday I wake up and am free.
Free to come and go. Free to be happy, safe, cared for and secure.
BUT it also reminded me that everyday I wake up and never really give my freedom much thought because for me, it has been a given my entire life.
I haven't had to worry about suffering, about living in harsh and deadly situations, I haven't had to pack up my belonging and flee my home in hopes of finding a better place and I haven't had to worry about being permanently separated from my family, imprisoned and sent back to the land I was trying to escape.
We so often take for granted the things we have been BLESSED with.
Today is #WorldRefugeeDay a day dedicated to those who have risked it all, suffered, lost their lives, their families, were imprisoned and abused all because they wanted what we have: FREEDOM.
Did you know that 48% of Refugees are women and children. There are tons of ways to help out, bring attention to the issues and speak up. Check the link below for more on how you can MAKE A CHANGE!