Sometime around the age of 12 one of my children commented "I wish we were rich."
I stopped the car and turned around, "We are rich." I said
"Both your mother and I both earn enough money to have a house and a car. You are always clothed and fed, you never go to bed hungry and cold. You get to travel, play sports and get a good education. Nobody forces you to work, ever. You don't have to fetch water just to survive, morning noon and night"
"Remember that there are tens of millions of people around the world who have none of these things, and you have them all."
I turned around and continued driving.
Years later my daughter reminded me of the conversation and how it had triggered a kind of awakening.