Asrai Devin

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath

First World Problems

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Hey how many times does it happen. “How are you?” And then we complain about things, which are minor inconveniences in our lives, but we make them into life-ending catastrophes. First world problems.

We live in an age where owning too much stuff is becoming a real safety issue for many people.

My favorite response to “how are you” was an internet friend who said “can’t complain, but still do.”

Just make sure once in a while to have some perspective in life. One of the best prescriptions for lasting happiness is regular practicing gratitude. I am frequently grateful that my husband is laying on the sofa while I clean up the house around him. He could be at the bar or not in my life at all.

What do you complain about that is a first world problem? How can you change that into something to be grateful for?

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  1. I complain about growing old. I began to feel old about thirty years ago, just about the time I began growing. The turnaround is obvious to most: Yo, Antknee! You’re alive!

  2. I complain about my day job, when I know I should be grateful to have one at all. Plus, the paycheck pays my mortgage. And I complain about having to go to the gym when I’m lucky that my life is easy enough that I do have time, and that I live in a place with so many affordable gyms. I have a friend who reminds me of this all the time and I used to live in South America, so I know how lucky I am. I used to be so happy and grateful for evey cup of coffee, let alone a fancy latte. And forget about Starbucks! I’d have to go all the way to Chile for that! Thanks for the reminder to get back to that grateful place. I am very lucky!

  3. I complain about not having enough time to write when I should just feel blessed I have 3 healthy girls needing my attention and a husband who likes to have my attention too:) Thanks for the reminder!

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