A minute’s worth of perspective

Sometimes I don’t realize how blessed I am.

Yesterday my phone froze, and of course I immediately began to complain.
This thing is old. It never works right anymore. When am I eligible for an update?
The words on the screen began to move again in a few seconds. I scrolled my finger down one more time. The screen stopped on the video below, and I hit play.

A little more than a minute later, I felt about an inch tall.
A day later, I still feel pretty small.
I feel bad about getting mad when my phone battery runs down and I don’t have a charger, because some people don’t have a bed.
I feel bad about complaining about eating at certain restaurants when some people don’t know where their next meal is going to come from, or if they’re going to have one.
I think that video made me realize I may need to concentrate on all I’ve been given and blessed with.
I have a steady job, and a lot of people have a hard time making ends meet.
I have a truck, which I was able to pay for, and I’m sure their are a lot of people who have a hard time paying for shoes.
I have a roof over my head, I’m not in any danger of going hungry and I have clean water to drink.
I’ve been blessed beyond measure.
I hope I never forget just how blessed I am.
I’m sure I’ll need to put things into perspective again, but that shouldn’t take long.
In fact, if I can remember this video I’ll have a new perspective in just a little more than a minute.

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