Giving Thanks???

thanksI am counting the days until Thanksgiving and Christmas and trying to figure out how I am going to pay my bills and have anything leftover for gift giving and holiday cooking let alone being thankful for what I have.

I am trying my best not to give in to the sorrow and sadness that keeps trying to creep into my spirit.  Every time a commercial comes on there are car ads, or department store ads telling me how I can get that special person a special gift at a special price and I get a knot in my stomach knowing I need a new car but can’t afford one, and would love to get the special people in my life that special gift but don’t have the money to do it.

I know that even though our family is going through a very rough time, there are others with less than we have.  I know that even though I am behind in some of my bills, there are those that have lost their homes, cars and more.  While I keep my thermostat set low to save on my gas bill, there are those with no heat or home.  I know that while I have to cut back on buying extra special treats for the holidays, there are those with nothing to eat today.  I know that it’s not the number of gifts you give or how much you spend, but the thought behind what you give.

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It took writing out my thoughts to remember I have so very much to be thankful for.  While it’s not great I have my health, while it needs repair I have a home, while it’s not gourmet I have food, while I could be a bit toastier I have warmth, while it’s not designer or in style I have clothing, while it needs a lot of repair I have a car, and while we’re not the Waltons I have family and friends who love and care for me and I wouldn’t change for anything. 

I can’t turn back time to when I had a great paying job and money and great thanks2credit and I can’t predict the future, so I have to live in the day and be thankful that I am here to experience it.

I pray that His peace that surpasses all understanding is yours.  God bless.

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One thought on “Giving Thanks???

  1. Dear Briggitte,
    So sorry to hear things have not improved for you but you are not alone. Wish I could help but I’m in the same position as you. Never have enough money at the end of the month and I had to stop
    buying christmas presents a few years ago but my family understood. As long as I have God and
    family in my life, as well as friends, I can keep going. Praying things get better for you and your family.
    God Bless.
    Doris

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