Nov 24, 2011
A Different Kind of Thanks
I have too much to be grateful for.
The past 3-4 years have been extremely rough for us. The economy has taken its tole on our restaurant and we've had to sell a lot of our luxury items in order to pay the monthly bills. Things like our travel trailer, a couple of old trucks, my husbands guns and my guitar. All items we enjoyed and that brought us happiness when we used them. While it stung a little seeing them go, we've learned a very valuable lesson. Our life is much richer because we've simplified it. Tightening our budget has made us aware of things we can do without and still be happy. You'd think there wouldn't be much left to be thankful for, but the gratitude isn't in what we've lost, it's in what we've found.
We spend more quality time together, invent fun games to play as a family that don't include spending money and have learned to be content just being together with nothing else to do but enjoy each other's company. Yes, I have a huge list of "things" to be grateful for, but nothing could compare to being safe and healthy and together.
May you all find joy in the little things and cling to your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!