After reading a report by CNN.com this morning, which told of a woman being used as a human shield, I paused in the loving comfort of my home, sipped my coffee and thought:
In a life of 'conform or be killed', what chances do these women have? How can they escape a life of extreme cruelty and abuse? If you were taught from a young age that you have no worth and were forced into marriage, what would you do?
Try living in a place where the mindset of men neither respects women nor humanity and see how you would survive.
I am extremely grateful for the country I live in. A place where I can:
-Choose my spouse
-Take my child to the doctor without being escorted by my husband (and not get shot)
-Drive my car to a coffee shop and chat with my friends
-Voice my opinion
-Fall in love and act upon it
-Worship the God I choose to believe in
-Wear whatever I want
-Stand up for my family and not get my nose and ears cut off
What are you grateful for?