A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs they would never get out. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.
We have it easy here in America. Whether we think we do or not. Several of us just spent a week in Jamaica assisting the physical and spiritual needs of the good people in Montego Bay. Their access to medical care and medicines is far more limited than ours. For instance, the $.88 Neosporin that we took to Jamaica costs over $4 in their pharmacies. A $2 thermometer from Wal-Mart costs almost $14 in Jamaica, for the exact same product. One elderly lady had an infected foot, to the point of possible amputation. If she had some Neosporin in her home a month ago when she was bitten by a dog, it may have prevented the infection.
There is an expression someone may say when they are bored with a particular thing which goes something like: “that is about as interesting as watching grass grow”. Another similar one is, “about as much fun as watching paint dry”.
Have you ever let someone borrow something and they didn’t take care of it? Recently my brother let me borrow his iPod. Unfortunately, I seem to have misplaced it. Despite my best search efforts I can’t find it. He was not very happy when I relayed the news (ask him, he’ll confirm this, I’m sure). When we let someone borrow something of ours we expect them to take care of it.