This here was my house when I was the age of ten! We had no running water, no electricity, no restroom, or kitchen. We lived in this 8x10 shack...the five of us. Were we embarrassed? Were we ashamed? Were we sad? The answer...No! You see before we lived in this shack that my daddy built with his own two hands, we lived in a camper shell. The camper shell was tight! Come time to move into our 8x10 shack it felt like a mansion! We had two sets of bunk beds inside and my older brother slept in a small loft above us. We played Johnny cash on a small fisher price radio and danced around our tiny room with the sound of the wood floors creaking under our feet. We were happy!
What did I learn from living this way? You do not need thousands of square feet and granite counter tops. You do not need your own bedroom or bathroom. You do not need the top of the line appliances. These things are all material! What you truly need to be happy is love. My parents loved us with all their heart and we knew it! I grew up feeling like the richest kid in the world...was I? It all depends on your perspective!