Sometimes life seems to consist of putting out one fire after another while trying to "get things done"- as if that's why we're here. On reflection, I've realized I have no idea why I'm here - unless it's something as simple as savoring life, while making the challenges of our fellow travelers a little easier. Regarding the latter, I struggle with the nagging question - when is enough... enough? Maybe that's not the million dollar question, however.
Maybe there's a more pressing question for some of us - the one to ask before we can move on toward trying to save the world...... When do we have enough ourselves that we can and should start worrying about others - "the least of these" that Jesus spoke of. I really think the answer to that question is built upon the concept of gratitude and perspective.
I wrote a song about this and just today finished producing my companion music video entitled - "TODAY'S A GIFT". May it add some blessings to your day.
Today's A Gift (First World Problems)
TODAY"S A GIFT (First World Problems) by Mark VanLaeys
TODAY'S A GIFT AND I'M GONNA BE GRATEFUL FOR FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS.
I'VE GOT ENOUGH BLESSINGS TODAY THAT I GET TO PASS SOME ON.
Well I've worked ten hours and for meager pay
and I'm cold and drenched to the bone
but I've got a job and I'll eat tonight,
and tomorrow's winds will blow that rain away.
Well it starts out so fine as the new sun is risin'
and the coffee is good - it's actually great.
but I open the door and the floor mat is yelling -
"I can't believe that dang newspaper's late.
The kids are sick with colds and my back is achin"
and the car needs new tires to be safe.
But we've got a ride and a Doc in the box,
and I'm sure that we'll be fine if we just wait.
My wife's so tired of dirty laundry always more,
and stacks of bills we barely pay.
but we've got a roof and clear drinking water,
and a toilet flushing all our deeds away.
Thank you for watching - and enjoy your gift of This day,