In a recent letter, my mother-in-law, Donna Durfee, sent me this quote. I like it as it really expresses the situation I, we, find ourselves in:
“You took the good things for granted -- now you must earn them again. For every right that you cherish, you have a duty that you must fulfill. For every hope that you entertain, you have a task that you must perform. For every good that you wish to preserve, you will have to sacrifice your comfort and ease. There is nothing for nothing any longer.” George Washington
So what are you taking for granted?