A teenager’s prospective on Puerto Rico and giving thanks.
In our family, we have a tradition every Thanksgiving. Instead of being glued to our devices trying to buy the best deal of the season, we sit down and write what we are thankful for on a tablecloth. Covered with notes from family and friends it serves as a helpful reminder every year to be thankful for the little things. If we were on Island today, attempting to scrounge up food to celebrate, I can only wonder what I would write down. To be alive, perhaps, or that we remain healthy despite conditions. I am so grateful to the people from 37 different countries who care about what we are doing; the thousands of dollars in donations people willingly give; the 2,100 water filters that are and have been handed out to people in Puerto Rico; and for the emails we receive daily from individuals, churches, and organizations wanting us to send more water filters.
We only have a small glimpse into the conditions and lives of the people in Puerto Rico. There is a video at the end of this post that we would like you to watch and share. This is their day, their lives, their Thanksgiving, and will be their Christmas.