If you are not familiar with the term "First World Problems" the Urban Dictionary defines it as:
"Problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders would probably roll their eyes at."
I would add that these are problems most third world people would love to have. People use the hash tag on Twitter #firstworldproblem when they complain about things that seem ridiculous to many on this globe. Examples can be found on this Tumblr site HERE.
We have so much to be thankful for. So much. And our problems here in Canada and North America can seem like a nuisance - but in comparison to the millions around the globe starving and fighting to survive - that's all they are. A nuisance. It's like complaining about a mosquito bite to someone who had their leg bit off by a lion.
May we live in gratitude today. What problem or nuisance are you thankful for?
(This video is of Haitians reading some of the #firstworldproblem tweets - puts it into perspective visually)
And why do we need reminding all the time that our problems are just nuisances. Problems are when people are hungry, live on the streets, are dying for lack of medicine and are shot for wanting to be free and educated. We are are own problems.
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