I heard recently about this thing called "First Class Problems." It's when you complain about something that those less fortunate than you would lovvve to complain about. Here are some examples:
"This dress is way too loose!" Those less fortunate than you - anyone who has put on a few pounds and can't seem to find a scrap of clothing that is even close to loose on them.
"My boyfriend wants to hang out alllll the time and it's so annoying!" Those less fortunate than you - anyone who are neglected by their boyfriend. Maybe he is too busy cheating on them. Maybe he just went to California while you stayed behind. Whatever.
"Ugh! I can't rotate the PDF on my iPad touch!" Those less fortunate than you - anyone who doesn't have an iPad touch.
"My boobs are way too big, they never fit in anything!" Those less fortunate than you - oh, me. Shut up about it.
You understand. Since it is Thanksgiving, not a single First Class Problem will escape my lips this holiday or on this blog! Instead, I will list things I am grateful for. One thing for each letter of the alphabet.
** I'm not including people, since feelings might get hurt. You guys, I'm just too popular! (Kidding.) But please know that I am more grateful for people than any of these things :)
A - Awful Waffle. Best crepes in Provo, I love it!
B - babies. They're so dang cute!
C - Christmas. I cannot wait!
D - Daddies. Kind of a person, but also I'm just grateful for daddies in general. They're so sweet and hardworking and selfless.
E - exercise videos. Thank you, Lena Pareira!
F - Florida. I sometimes think I dreamed my life there. It was a very nice dream.
G - girl friends. I don't know what I would do without my friends! I have been so blessed with the most loyal and fun girl friends and I love them to death.
H - Heavenly Father.
I - ice cream. I work at ColdStone, so obviously it is my passion! Just kidding, but I really am thankful for it.
J - Jesus. I'm so grateful to be a member of his church and grateful that he wants to have a personal relationship with me. I'll never be able to thank him enough for what he's done for me, but putting him on this list is a good start I think!
K - kissing. Mhmm. It's a nice thing.
L - laughter.
M - moms. Mine is obviously the best, but I'm grateful for moms in general. It's so great that in today's society with so many pressures to choose something different, there are still women who think it's important to have and raise children, who are willing to put the needs of their children in front of their own desires.
N - naps.
O - optimistic thoughts. It's never been super-hard for me to be happy and optimistic, and I am grateful that that comes naturally to me. I know it is a struggle for lots of people.
P - pandora.com. This guy gets me through all my homeworks.
Q - questions. I am grateful for the chances I get to ask questions, and for the questions other people ask me about myself. I am grateful that I am not afraid to ask questions.
R - rights. I'm grateful to live in a country where my rights are defended daily. I'm grateful for the concept of rights, the idea that we have inherent worth.
S - sunshine. Anyone surprised?
T - taste. Can you imagine if we couldn't taste? Eating would be a chore, something we just had to fit into our busy schedules. Instead it is a delight, all because of taste. We've just learned how to appreciate it.
U - underwears. Cute underwear can make you feel instantly better, even though no one else would be able to tell the difference if you had on granny panties or a thong. It's nice to have something so simple just for your own enjoyment.
V - Vera Bradley lanyard. I love mine!
W - washer in my apartment. It is so handy and convenient.
X - X. This x represents everything that I forgot. As in, I am grateful for x. :)
Y - yesterday! I am grateful for all the great memories I have, the wonderful opportunities I've enjoyed so far in my life.
Z - zippers. It is nice when they don't get stuck. And when they stay up.
So there you go! What are you thankful for?