I read somewhere that we feel happier about the things we have if we imagine what it would have been like to never have had them. If Jeremy and I look back at the first day we met, we feel happy. But if we think back and wonder what life would have been like if we had never met, we feel even happier that we have one another. I guess it is the feeling of near loss that makes us feel more fortunate for what we have.
The past month or so, probably with all this financial crisis talk, I have been feeling almost guilty for my good fortune, to have the family I have, a steady rewarding job, education, health, and on and on. I feel like any of these things could be taken at any time and that both makes me worried and grateful. But fearing you somehow do not deserve what you have is no way to live. It is probably as bad as always worrying about what you do not have. So the message here is, don't worry. Be happy.