Friday, June 20, 2008

What are we so UNHAPPY about????

Chris and I always try to look on the bright side of things right now I know gas is high but since the gas prices have gone up we drive safer, (my lead foot is now a gentle pillow) we plan better, spend more time on our bikes, learning how to budget and track our expenses more precise , honestly we could go on and on.
In Newsweek it mentions how 65% of Americans are UNHAPPY with the direction the country is headed and 69% of the country is UNHAPPY with the performance of the president. THATS RIDICULOUS what the heck is everyone so UNHAPPY about anyway. With the help of Jay Leno we put together a list of perhaps why 2/3 of us are so blasted UNHAPPY

Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?

Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter?

Could it be that
95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?

Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store
at any time and see more food in moments than some people has seen in the last year?

Maybe it is the ability to
drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state?

Or possibly the
hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?

I guess having
thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough either.

Or could it be that when we wreck our car,
emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

Perhaps you are one of the
70 percent of Americans who own a home.

You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames,
thus saving you, your family, and your belongings.

Perhaps it those who belong to the true church of Jesus Christ and know there are Prophets and Apostles on the earth who will lead you to safety

Are we unhappy because we have a President that not only got us out of the dark days of 911 and yet since have protected us against other terrorist attacks who also cut taxes to get us out of recession

Or is it that you have an
opportunity every second of everyday to be guided, inspired, comforted, enlightened by a member of the god head.

How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?

It's got to be that most of us are healthy have family friends and loved ones
surrounding us and if we are not healthy we have great doctors and nurses who will assist in any way at ANYTIME

Or maybe it the
schooling and education that we have at our fingertips

Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.


Sara Ancich said...

This was a refreshing post, thanks for the wake up call!.... and you are absolutely right!

Kayla R. said...

i love you!! and I totally agree:)

{lindy baker cakes} said...

Thanks for this! This is a much better way to look at things! You're good at counting your blessings.

KaSs said...

That's what's got me so unhappy. :0) Just joking. I'd like to see this foot of yours on a soft pillow, you used to drive twice as fast as me and jerome complains about my foot! :0)

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elizabeth said...

you crack me up ash!!

love the post!

Logan said...

That post totally cheered me up! :)

christa said...

I linked over from Elizabeth's blog and I have to say. . ." you go sister." I mean really, you hit the nail on the head. I only wish the Today Show or Fox news would report some of these stats. I'm so over the constant dark and dreary. Thanks for sharing!