One thing that I have always taken for granted is the fact that I have never NEEDED something and not had it. My parents work very hard to make sure that my brothers and I have everything we need. I find it awesome that I have never been in NEED of anything. Unfortunately not everyone is as blesses as I am to have everything I need to be successful in school, sports, after school activities that I am involved in. I believe the reason I strive to help others is because I know that not everyone has what they truly need in life. "One of my favorite sayings is the things you take for granted someone else is praying for." I believe the reason I really like this quote is because I get really annoyed when people do not understand how blessed they really are.