This morning I greeted a co-worker and asked how he was ... He seemed sad and was telling me that he and his wife were having some financial difficulty
To this I responded:
You know some times when things are hard and you find yourself doing without and fretting over what you don't have... try to think about what you DO have... as Americans we are so overwhelmed with THINGS... SO MANY THINGS... There are people in Africa who have ONE pair of pants and ONE shirt... We are very very fortunate.
My Friends Gunny's recent travels (http://ngslproject.org/ethiopia/) to Ethopia as well as some books on Africa I have recently read have given me knew value to our lives here in the US...We have more than any ONE person could possibly need yet we seem to always want more... Kinda makes you rethink your next purchase...
My co-worker smiled "Thank you! You're right!" he said. "You just made me see things a lot differently."