Thursday, June 27, 2013

A First World Problem

I read in Real Simple Magazine this week about a couple who were in the process of selling their home.
Whenever they hit a snag in that process they would tell each other,
"This is a First World problem." 

Many people in this world need to walk miles for clean water or don't know where their next meal is coming from.
Remembering that, really puts my daily challenges in perspective.

Or like this couple said, "Filling out paperwork and dealing with movers 
becomes less irritating when we remember our troubles are a privilege." 

Our troubles are a privilege. I like that!

9 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

Very wise advice. Thanks for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

I love it when people have a good attitude. It's inspiring.
darlene

Sue said...

So true. We don't appreciate our blessings.

=)

Rebecca said...

I love this so much. Would you mind if I repost it on my blog? I really like it alot!

Grandma Honey said...

Sure Rebecca. You can post whatever you want. :)

Scrapally said...

inspirational. We should all stop and think. perspective is good!

Ammy said...

I love this!

cristie said...

amen. xox

Lisa said...

Interesting perspective & definately puts the issue in check! PS: Thanks for the tip on Carrigan Pointe. I'm going to check that out too. While I was impressed with Fairwinds, there was something there that felt weird but I couldn't put my finger on it because it was a nice place & orderly & all the places where seniors were talking or gathered, they looked so content & happy.