I’m grateful for….(Thanksgiving edition)

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“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

I’m grateful for:

  • My soon-to-be Navy Ensign son being home for a whole week.
  • A warm bed to crawl into at night.
  • A warm husband to sleep next to.
  • A hot cup of brewed coffee to wake me up.
  • The ability to walk 4 miles every day.
  • Spaghetti. With Meatballs. And Cheese.
  • A clean home.
  • Thanksgiving cooked by my husband!!
  • Grandbaby laughs.
  • Money left over from a Christmas budget. 😉

Your turn.

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Weekly Gratitude

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“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

This weeks’ gratitude (in no particular order):

  • Time alone with my husband 😉
  • Time with my whole family
  • My health
  • My children’s health
  • My grandchildren’s health
  • A ‘free’ dogsitter (thanks to good friends and family)
  • Hair color
  • Red, gold, orange leaves
  • Doctors I know and trust
  • Vacations.

Your turn!


Gratitude. It’s a thing.

Sometimes I forget to be grateful for all the blessings that have come into my life.  Research shows that having a grateful heart improves many aspects of your life.  Practicing gratitude is on my ‘to do’ list nearly every day, but sometimes I let that slip.

Here is this space, where I’m documenting my life and money, I thought I would add in something just as important, if not more.  My weekly gratitude.

Here’s what comes to mind for this week (not in any order).

I’m grateful for….

  • The sunshine that streams in my kitchen each morning.
  • The hot coffee that warms me up.
  • The warm bed that I awake from each morning.
  • The soft sheets that I straighten out to make my bed.
  • Friends who meet me for my morning walk, and of course, the ability to walk.  I never want to take that for granted.
  • My husband, who leaves before the crack of dawn to go to work to support me.
  • My sweet boy Ben, a dog who is as loyal as they come.
  • My children and their children.
  • My parents.
  • My siblings.
  • Crisp fall weather.
  • Another trip to get excited over.

Your turn.  What are you grateful for this week?  Please share.