I’ve had a number of modern day problems this year. I’ve even felt a bit sorry for myself in having to deal with them. My irrigation system sprung a major leak and had to be repaired. I had to invest a great deal of money in an implant for a lost tooth. My old shower stall became rickety and unsightly, so I asked for a new one for my birthday. I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in my left knee and then underwent several weeks of physical therapy. Mike needed a couple of crowns for his teeth. Our HOA demanded that we power wash our driveway and paint the side of our house. Even my old Christmas tree bit the dust and had to be replaced at the eleventh hour. All of this has made me feel glum and beset upon. Who wouldn’t feel overwhelmed, right?
For some reason as I sat in the comfort of my home this morning surrounded by luxuries that many people in the world today cannot even imagine thoughts of my Grandmother Little came into my mind. I’ve always thought of her as my guardian angel and perhaps she took a bit of time from her heavenly repose to remind me of a few things, namely that never in the history of the world have ordinary people like me enjoyed as many conveniences as I presently do. As I recounted my so-called difficulties I found myself feeling more and more ashamed of my self-pity. Continue reading “A Visit from Grandma”