We have an exchange student from Spain who is staying with us for a month. The other day I took him to our local Target to see if he needed to buy anything and also to show him what Target offered. The store is close to our house and we visit there often. But that day, I saw Target with new eyes. Walking down each of the aisles, I explained to Gonzalo what the products were. I walked down one aisle and said, "All this is gum." Then I walked down the next aisle and said, "All this is soup." Gonzalo keeps saying, "In America, everything is very big." I've traveled outside of the U.S., but I think I have forgotten how truly blessed I am to live in America, a land full of prosperity, freedom...and aisles filled with endless flavors of gum and soup. I am thankful to see my life through Gonzalo's eyes, for it has made me stop to think how very fortunate I am.
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