Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful for Thanksgiving - Part 4 of 5

In case you missed Sunday's post or didn't know, Thursday is Thanksgiving (and 29 days before Christmas). We usually take the day to spend time with our families, watch a parade (football), and eat - a lot. Many times we forget why Thanksgiving was started and we forget to be thankful.

Each day this week I am going to talk about something I am thankful for and on Thursday I will have a list of 50 things. Feel free to join me this one day or every day this week!

Today I am thankful we have everything we need.

Needs and wants are something we all get confused from time to time.  We need a roof over our heads, we want the biggest house on the block.  We need clothes to wear, we want the latest fashions.

As Moms, we have this desire to do better for our children than was done for us, but better does not always mean more.

While my children are pining for their own PSP, and I would like a bigger house with hardwood floors.  Today I am happy that we have a warm home, with heat (and air in the summer).  I am happy we have our health (even if I've been under the weather this week).  I am happy we have warm clothes to wear and cars that run.
No, we are not rolling in the money right now.  Dear Hubby has been out of work for awhile due to this great economy.  BUT we have what we need and we make do and today that is good enough for me.

6 comments:

  1. You are one of the most beautiful women and soul's I have had the pleasure of "meeting." This brought tears to my eyes, we so often forget our everyday luxuries. Have a very happy holiday and I know I am so thankful for super people like yourself in this world!

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  2. Stopping by from SITS! I'd love if you'd link this up to our Gratitude Party that I'm hosting on my blog:

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/thankful-thursdays-join-our-gratitude.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  4. You are so right. We all need to take a minute and remind ourselves what we should be grateful for!

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  5. So very true! Needs and wants are too often confused and people end up let down instead of grateful for what they have. Thanks for the reminder of that, and I am enjoying the countdown. I can't wait to read your list tomorrow!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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