Many spend irreplaceable amounts of time persuading themselves they are the victims of unsolvable problems. Whether it’s traffic, house chores, the battery life of your smart phone, or the insecurities preventing you from talking to that gorgeous woman, you have a very luxurious list of complaints.
There’s a way to prove this too.
Sit down at your computer and compose a letter, which lists all of the things you feel stressed about. Don’t sugarcoat it. Be truthful about everything that bothers you.
Now take that letter and mail it to a starving child in a third-world country. A child stricken by poverty, disease and tragedies most of us have never even thought of experiencing. A child who doesn’t even have clothing, let alone internet access and the choice to spend their leisure time reading a blog.
If that child sheds one tear of sympathy for you, perhaps your complaints have some legitimacy. If not, perhaps you should take some time to expand upon the few valued privileges you acknowledge for the sake of Thanksgiving, and spend the rest of your life fine-tuning it.