It's amazing how history can romanticise even the darkest of times. Would I like to live during the Little House on the Prairie Days? Oh it seems so romantic, yet when you really think about washing your clothes by hand, the dust storms, hard winters and having babies without a hospital. It doesn’t seem that great after all. There isn’t a time in history when there wasn’t some sort of conflict or trouble. No, I think that I am truly blessed to be born in the baby boomer generation. Our parents paved the way for us to have a great life. However, I had a great awakening a couple of years ago when my husband and I went on a business / vacation trip to Costa Rica. When we landed the clouds opened up and poured buckets of rain on us and our luggage. The airport was more like a big carport. The resort had a bus pick us up from the airport. We bounced down the bumpiest roads I have ever had the pleasure to experience. As I looked out my window I saw people sitting on front porches of houses that didn’t have windows much less air conditioning. I was feeling very guilty about going to an all inclusive resort while these poor people suffered. After a week of extreme luxury and pleasure we headed back to the airport on the same bumpy bus ride. As I looked out my window I saw the same people sitting on their porch relaxing without a care in the world. They were happy, and they had all the things that really matter, love, family, food and a roof over their heads. Maybe I was the one who was poor, because I had to go back to the rat race that we have created for ourselves. Unfortunately society has become greedy, it’s not enough that you have a TV, but you have to have a television in different parts of the house. It’s not enough that you have a computer but you have to have a computer for each member of the family. The picture below is an example of how people in other parts of the world live. We Americans are spoiled rotten. We live in a fast food society that wants everything and wants it now. You can’t build a house of cards and expect it to keep standing forever. Yes, we are going to have a few difficult years ahead. We will just have to rebuild and make the foundation stronger.