Do you know that term people bandy about--"First World Problems"? I live in a First World country although I haven't always lived here. I've been considering First World privileges which I don't always value. I am reminded this week as I write my Friday Fave Fives to be thankful for my First World privileges.
1. No one shot at me this week. Now, I've been around 'hostile guns' before, particularly when I was living in Los Angeles. So that's not just a 'Third World' problem. But sometimes people will ask me about my day, and I simply say, "No one shot at me today. It's been a good day." They look a little startled ,and then they laugh but with an understanding that, 'Yes, we live in a safe and secure spot in the world'.
2. This week, I took showers with HOT running water. The water was clean and warm. Truly, it's a luxury.
3. My clothes are new(ish) and clean. The washing machine and dryer did their jobs, and they weren't squatting at the side of the stream scrubbing the shirts and slacks.
4. I ate my fill of fresh fruits and vegetables. In fact, I ate my fill of all the food I desired.
5. Oh yeah, about that clean water. I drank lots of it. No need to boil it before I drank it or used it to brush my teeth.
Also, I have the amazing privilege to own a camera and take photos whenever and wherever I want. Here are three for your enjoyment--just random pictures from my files.