Sunday, 25 January 2009

Age is more than just a number...

I was flicking through a mag a while back and I fell upon a page that had the map of the world. Plonked in various parts of various continents were numbers. 80, 68, 72, 64…. These numbers symbolised the state of our world we were born into. In reality, the numbers denoted life expectancy rates across the industrialised, developing and severely struggling world. And so when I saw the number 39 typed into a little corner of West Africa, it got me thinking. We, trappings and all, really don’t fully appreciate where we are, how we are – what could have been on the toss of the celestial coin. Sure we all have problems - big ones, small ones, real ones, petty ones. But at least we're starting from a different start line. Those exposed to the world of the 39 certainly didn’t choose it. That could have been any one of us. But for the grace of God go I. Once in a while we’ve got to remember to be grateful for what we’ve got.

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