Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Are Americans really whiners?

The price of gasoline is affecting us all, of that there is no doubt.

What we all tend to forget is that we in America have it better than most of the citizens of the world.

My parents told me about the Depression (with a capitol "D").

I know what hard times are.

So far, Cliff and I haven't had to give up anything to which we are accustomed. Of course, we don't smoke... if we did, that would be the first thing to go.

I am sure that when Cliff retires in a couple of years, we'll feel the squeeze.

But we'll cope, and probably get by much better than people did in 1932. Or than people in Africa do today.

I've never had to go to bed hungry.

I've never been without adequate clothing.

If it should come to that, I'll start complaining... maybe.

Or perhaps I'll remember what a good life I've had, and keep my mouth shut.

I just can't help counting my blessings.


1 comment:

Lilac Moons said...

Go ahead and remind people, I think they forget or think they suffer alone.