Reliable health care
Safe streets and rule of law
Freedom of worship
Cheap hot food
Oops, all my concerns are so low on Maslow's hierarchy of needs. But then again, it is a blessing to be able to have them fulfilled. What's the point of asking too much from life and then feeling deprived?
Lord, enable me to find the peace in this verse:
"A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God..." (Ecclesiastes 2:24)