My first encounter with something that was a "first world problem" came over a decade ago.
Robert was working at Target. He had been off with me for a few days as I had just had a miscarriage. We were fairly early into our marriage and it was devastating for both of us.
He went back to work to close, and I decided to bring him dinner on his break. I was up front talking to some people when a person came to the return desk and chewed out this cashier because the top sheet and bottom sheet in a set didn't match exactly. The cashier apologized for the inconvenience and gave her a refund. She asked to speak with a manager, and the cashier paged Robert. This lady proceeded to berate him and I jumped in. I told her "Wow, if that is the biggest problem that you have in your life, you should be thankful!" and I meant it.
Fast forward several years, for a long time, I have not had the luxury of thinking about "first world problems". I have been in a constant state of battle. In the last week, I decided that I was going to have my house painted inside. When I bought it a year ago, everything inside was beige and white, very boring, but not high on my priority list.
I had a painter come in yesterday and offered to do it very reasonably. He left me paint sample chips and told me to pick colors. After about ten minutes, I was stressed, because there are 400,000 different shades of tan. Seriously, so I made a tongue in cheek post on facebook about being stressed picking colors.
In my mind, I was giving thanks for having the "problem" of picking paint colors. I am so blessed beyond belief that my gratitude of having the "problem" of picking paint is the biggest pressing thing at the moment. I am thankful that I have the perspective in my life to know that this really isn't a problem at all, but a luxury.
In the end, I told him to pick a "tan" that is in stock so that we can just get the painting done!