Friday, February 27, 2009

I Think He Has It Right

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoGYx35ypus

My sister-in-law Amy sent me this and it made me sit and think. As funny as it is we really are a generation of complainers living in a high speed, high tech world where the slightest delay or inconvenience can set us off. What if: you had no car, no medicine, no phone, no.... fill in the blank. I know we can't go back to simpler times and I am not suggesting that we don't take advantage of all the modern conveniences of our time but maybe we could all show a little more gratitude for the things we have. In this lent season, where many of us have given up something, remember to be thankful for what we have, not throwing up our hands when something doesn't work just right.

6 comments:

Jen said...

This is EXACTLY what keeps me in the shower for so long in the morning. I have my greatest rejoicings over hot, clean water. Ah, the luxury! What a great perspective. Thanks for sharing this.

Aaron and Joy Edewards said...

We all probably need to be a lot more thankful for our everyday luxuries.

Amy said...

"give it a second! it's going to space!" :)

The Six of Us said...

It isn't until you go without that you realize...well...you realize a lot! How much you depend on that thing, what we really have, and perhaps how we can do without it and get more done!

Aaron and Joy Edewards said...

Funny how much more I think I could get done and how much more fulfilled I think I might feel if I didn't have so much. I have really been thinking about how to be simpler and how it could bring renewed happiness. Get rid of some distractions.

JPB said...

Thanks! I reposted it at our blog, too. Very 'technoSabbatarian' in spirit.