How can we appreciate the wonderful life that we live?

Many of us in the Westen world live in a very high standard of living and we live in a world in which we can do and have almost anything that we want. Unfortunately, many of us live in lives where we are not happy. There are a lot of people in this world who do not live lives that are as fortunate as we have. We should always remember that we are in a society in which there are people who are of different religious traditions, classes, nationalities, and other differences that make some of us into a class that is considered a minority. As you celebrate time with your loved ones and have the gifts that come with the season, remember those who do not celebrate the holiday, who feel left out, who are dead or hurt, and who are homeless and do not have as high of a standard of living.