Dori asked me to post this for her, and I'm glad to do it. She got it in her email, and there is no link.
I can only post the text as the Pulitzer prize winning photo of a child dying from starvation that accompanied the text cannot be posted. The photo was taken in Sudan in 1994.
The photographer, Kevin Carter, committed suicide from depression a few months after taking the photo.
Death by starvation is a common occurrance in many places around the world. It's a social issue that is far too often ignored by the reporters who bring the news to this land of plenty you and I live in.
Whether or not you're a believer in any religion or deity or higher power, it's the right time of the year to reflect on how much we have, and perhaps not spend so much time wishing we had more.
The text was found in Carter's diary
Dear God, I promise I will never waste my food no matter how bad it can taste and how full I may be. I pray that He will protect this little boy, guide and deliver him away from his misery. I pray that we will be more sensitive towards the world around us and not be blinded by our own selfish nature and interests.
(No Link as none was provided in the email, but the email asked that the story be shared.)