To appreciate something is to recognize the value of its presence relative to its absence
Thanks for the reminder.
I have always been appreciative and grateful I have never experienced challenges people in other countries face (famine, civil wars, diseases) or challenges of my own ancestors (Irish potato famine). All of my basic living needs are met.
It is up to ME to make use of this opportunity and good fortune and not throw it away. Being born in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, etc we have all been given a gift so many others will never experience.