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Attitude of Gratitude

November 24th, 2011 at 01:57 pm

I'm sitting here enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee, thinking how truly blessed I am.

I got up early to put on the turkey breast. I put it in a slow cooker because it keeps is moist. For whatever reason, although we have had a frost, we still have fresh herbs. I will admit the sidewalk was cold before 6 this morning as I pranced out there to pick some to put with the turkey. The reason I know the sidewalk was cold was because I was barefoot. I didn't want to open the closet door and awaken my hubby. Needless to say, I didn't tarry!

Last night we had brinner -- ham and eggs. That ham was what we had left over from a ham steak Monday night. We found this wonderful ham steak at Aldi and I baked it in a glaze Monday after work and we had it for supper with sweet potatoes. It was a big hunk of meat and I hate to let things go to waste. I cut up some of it and made ham and beans for dh's lunch on Tuesday and then the rest was last night's meal. I think I made that piggy squeal with all those uses.

That aside, I was sitting here looking at my kitchen. I just peeled a bunch of potatoes and I still have some left over. My shelves appear to be groaning with all the things I have in my pantry. I am indeed blessed. Two friends sent me a beautiful flower arrangement for my table. I like flowers, but being cheap, I don't usually spend money for them for myself.

I need to spend more than one day a year being grateful. I can choose to save money because I have more than enough to cover expenses. I have plenty to eat and plenty to wear and I have a warm house to live in with heat and cooling as needed.

I have a wonderful husband who is a delight. I have caring and thoughtful friends who brighten my days. My job is both challenging and interesting and I am indeed, in today's economy, fortunate to have a full time job that pays decently. I live in a country that allows me many freedoms. I saw a picture on Facebook of troops eating and it said something to the effect of Thanking the troops. Amen to that. If you'd like to send a free thank you to the troops, here's an url for it:

So, while I'm gobbling my dinner, I need to pause and realize how fortunate I truly am. I hope you have a blessed day, whether it is Thanksgiving where you live or a nonholiday. And, my feet warmed up pretty quickly after I got back in the house!

4 Responses to “Attitude of Gratitude”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I feel the same as you...truly blessed with more than I could ever need. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Jerry Says:

    What a great read, and it leads me to get a feeling for your gratitude... it's infectious, and now I am thinking about my own many blessings. It's astonishing that we have so many things to be grateful for in the States (living overseas at the moment I really see that), and the fact that we have the insurance of men and women who will protect our way of life is inspiring. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks to all of you...hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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