When I got up this morning, I felt convicted to write another "first world problems" table like my post from June. Being Thanksgiving this seems appropriate. Like everyone else, I have coworkers and friends spread across the entire optimist-pessimist spectrum (for an hilarious and nerdy interpretation of the "glass half full/empty" problem, check out this post from what-if.xkcd.com). Me, I'm the eternal optimist - I am always looking for the "at least" in a situation: "at least you're still alive", "at least now you know", "at least there's hope." Don't get me wrong, I still love me a good whine-fest, I'm just saying at the end of the day I realize things could be a whole lot worse, and I choose to dwell on the positive.
|First World Problem||Reality Check|
|Was up late researching new cars and watching Castle||I have electricity, and access to the internet at my fingertips|
|Could've slept in, but body wouldn't let me||I had time to pray and write about Thankfulness before rushing out the door|
|My stocks (LGF) took a tumble on Monday||I have stocks! I get to play the stock market game, something I've always wanted to do since childhood|
|Struggled to keep straight all the casting projects these past few weeks||Business is booming, and in one more month I'll officially transfer company ownership to John!|
|Almost 28 and still single||I have the luxury of waiting for "true love," haven't been forced into an arranged marriage, and can support myself financially without needing a spouse's second income. And though I oftentimes forget it, my value as a human being is not determined by my relationship status.
Also, I'm really excited for my date Saturday with "Church Girl", as my friends refer to her :)
|Can't talk to all my friends as often as I'd like||I have so many high-quality, real friendships|
|Sad my Aunt and Uncle and Cousins are out of town for Thanksgiving||I love my family and we all get along|
|Way too busy||I have a day-job, own a small business, and have lots of people to see and things to do - I am never bored|
|Allergies have been TERRIBLE for over a year||I have health insurance and am working with an allergist; I have treatment options available to me|
|One of my best friends is in prison||He's still alive, he's doing well, and I can visit him|
|Relationship with God isn't where I want it to be||God loves me anyway and will help me work through it|
|Life isn't perfect||Life is good|