Sometimes I question how thankful people really are for the lives they have. Seriously. Some people take what they have for granted. I guess it's because we grow up not knowing any different. I wonder how much of a change it would create if people grew up knowing that the world isn't the same all over.
I know how lucky I am. I've lost everything before. I had no home, no money, no clothes, barely a family to lean on, no friends - quite literally nothing. That part of my life existed when my mother, brother and I ran away to Melbourne during my parents' divorce. I guess that showed me what life can be like for some. I was only 9 years old at the time, and I learnt what rock bottom felt like.
That's why I'm so incredibly thankful for everything I have. I have a house, a job and money, I have a lovely boyfriend and amazing best friends, I have a family I can rely on, I have clothes, I have food and water. I have everything some people live without. I have things that some will never, ever, get.
And that's why I sponsor a child, plus his family and village. A little 5 year old boy from Egypt. A place that holds one of the 8 Wonders of the World. I've always had this secret soft spot for Egypt. More so the pyramids and the history. So it was only natural that I would pick that place when I was approached by Plan International to sponsor a child.