I count my blessing everyday; I get paid to do something I love and my "job" is pretty much locked up for the next 4 years, as long as I qualify for PhD candidacy. Others in this world aren't so lucky... many in this world aren't so lucky. I've lived a blessed life and have not had to struggle to get by; ends have always met. There is one thing, though, that I am a firm believer in, and that's hard work and dedication and I respect all those who do the jobs that make our comfortable lives possible and those who work 10 times as hard as I do just to put food on their table.
My girlfriend would be proud, I am a fan of a country song.