Today during Sacrament meeting, one of the speakers spoke on being thankful. It was a great talk. Perfect for not only this time of year, but all year round. She put things into perspective. Materialism. It's rampant. The United States is one of the wealthiest countries. You might not think you are wealthy, but you are. Did you know that if you do NOT have a dirt floor in your house, you are in the top 50% of wealthy people? If you have a door AND a window in your house, YOU are in the top 20% of wealthy people. Do you have a car, tv, vcr, microwave oven and computer? That number drops YOU into the 1% of the ELITE. That means I am wealthy. What do I have to complain about? NOTHING. I have a wonderful, comfortable home with running water, heat and electricity. I have a healthy family. I have clothes on my back and food on my table. I might not have the latest/greatest, but I have what I need. For THAT...I am grateful.
Perspective...it's a wonderful word.