What are your First World Problems?

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry.”

– Dalai Lama XIV


I was on Skype last night with my husband Jeff, who as I wrote in my last post, is in Borneo for a year.  And I got so frustrated by the quality of the video on Skype, the picture was fuzzy, we kept having lag time, and the connection kept cutting out.  I finally gave up and went to bed.  I woke up this morning and was emailing Jeff, and I realized – as I sat in my warm bed and looked out the window at the rain falling, as I sipped my hot tea and used the amazing technology to communicate with my husband so far away – that complaining about the quality of our skype call is such a First World Problem!

And so fittingly, about 10 minutes later, as I was reading Common Dreams, I found this series of ads that I have attached below called First World Problems.  This wonderful series of ads was created by Water is Life.  So powerful!

As the Dalai Lama says: If a problem is fixable, if you can do something about it, there is no need to worry. 

We can do something about this problem.  If you can – donate!  There are so many organizations out there trying to help: Water is Life, Charity Water, Water.Org to name just a few.  I googled donating for water and got over 75,000 results.  And if you can’t donate, then send this video to your friends and raise awareness.  Each of us can make a difference!

 

What’s your first world problem?  Thank you for visiting, I appreciate it.

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