Our teens saw the first world problems video in youth group last year and it has since become a common saying around our house. To say we take things for granted in this land of plenty is a gross understatement.
I grumbled as I swept our dark hardwood floors for the umpteenth time. They show every.little.thing. And then I thought of moms in third world countries living in cardboard homes with dirt floors.
I griped about how hard it is to keep my white kitchen sink stain free. And then I thought of women who walk miles each day to find water.
I groaned at the growing piles of laundry waiting for my attention. And then I thought of families beating their clothes on rocks near a dirty river to get them "clean".
I lamented running out of cream for my morning coffee. And I thought of parents desperate just to feed their children even one meal a day.
Ashamed, I shut my mouth and bowed my head in thanks.