When I have a busy day and am feeling "put upon", I like to pretend to be a queen, ordering my servants around.
I order my tub to fetch me water and warm it up for my bath. I order the sink to fetch water so I can brush my teeth. I order the washing machine to wash my clothes and the dryer to hang them out to dry. I order the stove/oven to cook my food. I order the dishwasher to clean up the dishes. I order the vacuum to beat the rugs (I have to keep careful watch to make sure it's done right.) If it's cold, I order the heater to build up the fires. If it's hot, I order the air conditioner to fan me. I order the car to hitch the horses to the coach so I can drive to market. I order the computer, TV, CD player, and mp3 player to entertain me. Sometimes I order the breadmaker to make me a loaf of bread and the crock pot to make my dinner. I order the phone/email to take a message to the neighboring kingdoms.
All this helps me be grateful and remember that I have it better now then most royalty ever did.