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Never complain August 25, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 10:05 pm

“Don’t complain, Laura!” Ma told her quickly. “Never complain of what you have. Always remember you are fortunate to have it.” (from The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder)

If you are ever starting to compare yourself to the proverbial Joneses, and feeling like you have less, check out this website:   It allows you to put your salary into a calculator and then compares you to the rest of the world. It is a humbling reminder of just how much most of us have, how grateful we should be to have it, and how much we could stand to give.  When I hear people in typical American families with two cars, a three bedroom home, and enough to eat that they will never seriously fear starvation complaining about the economy, I just want to send them to this website. I want to say, “Hey, at least you’re not living in the town dump!” Just look at it.




One Response to “Never complain”

  1. Shanna Says:

    Oh my goodness. I put in what I’ll make this year as a graduate assistant, which by the way is a seriously insignificant amount. I knew it would still be on the high end, but 79%. oh my goodness.

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