There is so much in this world that takes our attention from the important things. We often take for granted the little things in our lives. We frequently give no thought to how if they were not there that our lives would be completely different.
To be able to live in this part of the world where, truly, we face only minor challenges. If we faced things like starvation, I wonder if bilingualism would seem so important? If we had to walk 2km to get water, would we notice the potholes on our road there? If we faced an Ebola outbreak would a three hour wait for treatment seem that bad?
Personally I have been struggling with letting the little things getting me down lately. I have let them cloud my perspective on what is important. I watched the news as people in Peru struggle with a natural disaster and reminded myself how lucky I am and how miniscule my current troubles are.
With that being said...having a cold on a beautiful day like it was today sucks but I'm so lucky I could look out my window and see it.
I hope you can all find your silver lining and that God blesses you as he has continually blessed me.