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Sunday, November 4, 2012

First world problems.

Pinterest. It's so great right?  We want our homes looking great and organized but lately I've been wondering where it stops???

Revamping closet doors because they're boring or "ugly" looking. 

Covering thermostats with fancy decor.

Jazzing up air vents.
Hidden storage so we can have even more STUFF hidden in every nook and cranny!

 Hiding washer and dryer so we don't even have to LOOK at them!

Pinterest is GREAT for learning how to save money, be resourceful, stretching our creativity, be healthy, and provide tools for training and teaching purposes.

BUT man oh man, many other things are such first-world problems!  How many people could we reach and help if we instead used some of those same effort and resources toward those who are struggling to even live??

What are we doing getting lost in details that seriously don't even matter?  Organization is good, healthy and natural is good, saving money is good, but fancy is just not necessary. 



Kathy said...

I totally agree with you. Even though those little details make the house look nice, does it really matter if we cover the vents up? Couldn't we spend that money in a better way? I am finding more and more that I just want to simplify and take a good look at the wasting of money that most of us Americans do.

Randi S said...

I would agree with that. I hadn't even thought of covering my vents or thermostat or washer/dryer. Strange to even come up with that.

Leanne {Life Happens When} said...

Oh I just loved this! There are so many ways we could change this world if we all worked together for the common good! And worried less about Pinterest!

Servant Becca said...

I love this food for thought! Life is so much more than what we HAVE -- especially when no matter how much (or little) there are many struggling to survive. Bless your heart!