This week has been one I would like to forget. If you are a patient of mine then you are probably aware of the power situation at the office the last three days that forced us to close. You may also be aware of the newborn baby we just had last week, and the move we just made in to a new house this week. But you may not be aware of that new house having a busted main sewage line and our toilets flooding. As if the move, the new baby, and the office power outage wasn't enough on my plate! Long story short, Oncor had a power outage that lasted three days, when they turned the power back on the surge blew mine and quite a few of my neighbors AC units. And of course they take no responsibility, so the new compressors are on us. Moving is always stressful, I don't think I need to elaborate on that one. The baby is a blessing, but lack of sleep is not. And the busted sewage line was just an unfortunate "crappy" incident. But this week reminded me of a friend I had that use to put things like this in perspective with one little phrase. I actually love this phrase and if we thought of it when things like this arise it would calm us down, put things in perspective, and help us be appreciative for what we have. So what is the phrase already?!!!
"First World Problems."
And I just now noticed that the phrase was the title of this blog so you weren't quite in the suspense I was going for. :/ But isn't that true? First World Problems. AC is out? At least we have it! Plumbing problems? Thank God we are fortunate enough to have running water. Something to think about next time you feel like everything is going wrong. I think most of us reading and writing this blog have been blessed by the lottery of birth, show gratitude. It could have been a whole lot worse.
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