If this doesn’t put into perspective how fortunate we are, I don’t know what will. It certainly speaks to me. In the end, the Year of Austere is all about living with Less. Yet, no matter how much progress we make this year (and any progress is good), we will never know what living with Less really is. We must never forget the suffering in this world, and perhaps the biggest contribution we can make is appreciate what we have, and do what we can to help the less fortunate out there. They are our fellow human beings, and they need us!!