First World Problems. {Video}

Via Dana Gornall
on Dec 22, 2013
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I know there are worse off people than me.

I know there are people that will go hungry today. There will be births and deaths and people will lose their jobs. But sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own life, I forget.

I forget to be grateful.

I complain about traffic. I complain that I have to let my dog out and I am tired.  I complain that I am cold while sitting inside a warm house.

And then I see something like this and I realize this is all so stupid. So then I am grateful for the traffic I drive in because I have a car and a reason to be out and about. I am grateful for my extremely furry dog and his need to play in the rain. I am grateful for a coat and boots and a house.

I am grateful for so much more.

And I am reminded to be present in my gratitude.



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Editor: Bryonie

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About Dana Gornall

Dana Gornall is a mom of three crazy kids and a dog. She works as a licensed massage therapist in Amherst, Ohio and is a certified sign language interpreter. She is always looking forward to even more personal growth. While not interpreting, doing massage, or being with her family she loves going to yoga. You can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.


2 Responses to “First World Problems. {Video}”

  1. Josie says:

    I hate it that there is so much sadness and cruelty in this world.
    Heartfelt thank you for putting things into perspective. Who am I to complain about losing my job just before Christmas? I have my health, wonderful family and friends, and a roof over my head.

  2. @DanaGornall says:

    Oh Josie, I am so sorry you lost your job. Sending love and much luck that you find a new one right away.