Everything on that list is a bummer, annoying, things that make me angry. But really, if I have those things, I am blessed. It means I have excess, freedoms, advantages. Things we take for granted in the US.
We have been watching the PBS Nature series on Africa. It is really good for both the kids and me to see that these people are happy, that they have a good life with families, fascinating rich cultures. They may not have the standard of living we do, but they have good lives. Now…I will take running water, flushing toilets, and fresh food any day over some of the conditions. But with it I have to take the cold showers, stalls in stores with no paper, and leftovers that I really didn’t like the first time.
It’s all about keeping it in perspective. Yes?