Friday, January 21, 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day 13: Taken For Granted, U.S.

So the prompt for today on the 30 Days of Truth challenge is: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.) Sorry, there's nothing about this which would tell my truth. There is no band or artist who has reached out to me and pulled me through tough 'ass days'. While I'm sure some who know me may disagree, I don't even think I have 'ass days'. So I'm just going to tell some other truth, some real truth.

When I lived in Venezuela I learned about a lot of things I take for granted here in the United States. Here is a partial list. (No matter how long it is, it is only a partial list - you'd have to live it to understand)

Downy dryer sheets. Yes, these are #1. It's weird what things you miss.
Free parking, available parking. Above ground. Safe. Free.
ATMs in English. In dollars. Easy to understand.
Our roads. Wide. Open. Very wide. Well maintained. Safe.
Our neighborhoods. Yards not covered in fences topped with barbed wire.
Not needing an armed guard at home.
Ability to enter sweepstakes. - because yes, I'm lucky!
Grocery stores with so many great options, it's overwhelming - seriously, we have it so good.
The Public Library. Oh how I missed you.
Target, the mall, Sams Club - Makro, Graffiti, and the malls there just were not cutting it.  As much as I hate shopping, I love the ability to shop easily.
The United States Postal Service. You are beautiful and I love you very, very much.
Reliable electricity which doesn't go out all the time.
For my sons I have to add: Taco Bell. I think they missed it the most.

1 comment:

  1. Taco Bell! That's too funny. Even though a new study just showed there's not that much "meat'' in its beef tacos. Oh well. You still gotta have what you gotta have when you get a craving. ;)