I am reminded of the inspirational speaker that I saw one Saturday morning during pledge week. She told the story about asking her service station guy to check the oil. He came back and reported that she was 2 quarts down. She laughed. Then he told her that all of her belts and hoses were shot. She laughed. Then he told her that her ignition wiring was also shot. She laughed. He said, "Ma'm usually when I give news like that, the customer is not happy. What are you laughing at?" She said, "I am laughing because I can pay."
Originally Posted by Impulse622
Her point was that if money can fix it and you have got the money, it is not a problem. Storms are problems, even sick babies are problems. While you probably cannot afford everything you want. you can afford anything you want.
It was an epiphany, a big five minutes. I have had a much better sense of proportion ever since. I have been much happier. I have been grateful.
(Incidentally, as best I can tell, even money will not fix Palm.)