Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

We live in the freest, most prosperous nation on the face of the earth. Yet if you scroll through Facebook or other social media posts, it doesn't take long to find a complaint or gripe: Poor service at a restaurant or complaints about slow drivers.  These are called First World problems. And they remind us of how really good we have it here. Most people in the world would be happy to just go to a restaurant and have somebody wait on them. They'd be happy to have modern roads. In fact, they'd be happy with modern plumbing and electricity in their homes. The abundance of wealth and prosperity we enjoy in this country is amazing. So the next time you think about complaining, think again. Count your blessings and give thanks God for what He's given you. Happy Thanksgiving!