There are so many things that I want, some of them really badly. But my friend’s status update on facebook this morning definitely put things in perspective for me. He wrote: “Great morning everyone. Just wanted to remind you all that Gilad Shalit is still alive and still in captivity.”
Wow. So true. So profound. So terribly sad.
I really want to meet my soulmate. Gilad wants, and needs, his freedom. I really want to figure out where I want to live right now – near my family in Israel or far away in Vancouver. Gilad’s parents wish they could see him but have no way to.
Some of the things I want, I’ve been waiting for, for so long! Gilad has lacked the most basic freedom and many of life’s basic necessities for almost exactly three years. I may feel like I’ve been waiting long but three years of captivity is an eternity. It makes my wants seem much, much smaller. Talk about perspetive.
After my friend’s status update, I prepared breakfast for myself, so grateful that I could do that.