Candid Karina

{November 8, 2011}   Surviving the Middle Ages

In this day and age, it is easy to forget how easy we have it.  What I mean is, life is hard.  We work hard.  We struggle financially, physically, emotionally.  The news are filled with sad stories of struggle and despair.  Politics are depressing and not very hopefully.  The economy sucks.  There is widespread pandemonium it seems.

And yet…

We live in a world of comfort and luxury.  Here in the U.S. at least.  Here in my corner of New England.  With my home, and my car, and my job.  With my televison and my snuggie and my internet.  With my shoes and my clothes and my addiction to nice things.

We…and here I’ll go ahead and change we to “I”, struggle but live a good life. I am blessed immensely.

Last weekend, however, New England was hit with a pre-winter snow storm.  We were pummeled, and due to the leaves still on trees, power outages affected millions.  I lost power for about 48 hours.  I had no heat.  No television. No computer. No microwave. No radio. (but I still had my car and cell phone…life of luxury)…

Once the power returned, I was forced to throw away a fridge/freezer full of groceries.

Once the power returned, I came down with the nastiest cold I’ve experienced in years (still recovering).

I spent this past weekend huddled on my couch, with my television and internet as my only company (besides my two cats)…

And both weekends I marvelled at how blessed I am.  That even in the midst of disaster and the plague (I’m a big baby when I’m sick)…I am so spoiled by this world of comfort & luxury…

Perspective…sometimes, a setback is just what we need to gain some…

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