Tuesday, March 3, 2015


If you have delved into any form of social media, you have most certainly seen or heard of the term: #FirstWorldProblems. I kept seeing it on facebook statuses, Twitter feeds, Instagram, and it would even get the occasional mention on televison. I understood the gist of it, but never fully grasped the concept personally until a trip I made to Starbucks with my daughter. As I was walking out of the store with my Grande Caramel Macchiato in hand, I lost my footing and in turn, dropped my freshly prepared piece of heaven onto the pavement. As I stare in awe at the un-salvageable puddle of goodness splattered all over the slimy ashpalt, I muttered angrily and, dare I say, even threw a mini-temper tantrum. My daughter giggles and says "Hashtag First World Problems eh, Mom?" At that moment, it truly hit me how good I really have it and that feeling so angry about losing that Starbucks to the parking lot was such a waste of emotion. Now, I'm not saying to thank the universe every time you drop a cup of coffee, or spill something on your new dress, or even forget to record your favorite show; but, this is to hoping that one day, when something seemingly irritating happens to you, You will take a moment to reflect on all the good things you do have in this life.

Here's some internet humor for you:


  1. This cracked me up. Just reading the title, I couldn't wait to read this post. Hearing people use hashtags verbally is one of the oddest things to me. I have been so guilty of doing so many of these things. Getting mad when I have to wait for a video to buffer, having slow internet at school, getting frustrated at taco bell when they put onions on a burrito when I asked for no onions. Such silly little things. It's great to take a step back and realize all the luxury we have.

  2. This is priceless, Darlene! The description of you standing in the parking lot, looking down at the spill, is so vivid. And your daughter... bless her for saying the perfect thing! Great Slice!