So many of the things I think about these days are first world issues.  Whether I will find love, whether I will get my feelings hurt, whether I will be understood.

Today, I’d like to just focus on those things that I don’t have to think about:  where I’m going to sleep, how I’m going to pay for food or my bills, if I have a job.  Right now, even though I’m not flush with wealth, these things are all manageable.

Today I dropped my phone in a cup of coffee.  Maybe it will work tomorrow – maybe it will not.  As frustrating and annoying as it is – it is not the end of the world.  I don’t have much control over whether or not it repairs itself – and if it doesn’t work – just like everything else, I’ll just have to make it work.

I’m thankful that I don’t need a phone to survive.  It may feel hard to not play with the phone the way that I’m used to playing.  But in reality – I’ll make it.

I’m thankful for friends that seek to pick me up.  I’m thankful for family that I have by blood, and family I have by love.  I’m thankful for a warm bed, a safe neighborhood, and not waking up to the sounds of gunshot or bombs.  I’m thinkful for a bill of rights, and a chance to make a mistake and then correct it.  But most of all – I’m thankful for each day, no matter what it may bring.  Not that God should take this is a personal challenge to see if I still think this way later . . .