I subscribe to the Thrifty Homeschooler newsletter written and edited by Maureen Wittman. If you haven't checked this out yet I urge you to do that by subscribing here. This newsletter is a valuable resource full of tips from Maureen and her readers. She also has a blog now!
Recently Maureen wrote this on her newsletter. I thought it summed up so much of what I am thankful for that I asked her if I could post it here.
Dear Thrifty Homeschoolers,
I was thinking today how blessed I am to be 'not rich.'
I may drive a junker car, but I don't have to worry about being carjacked anytime soon.
I may buy most my clothes at Goodwill, but I don't have to fret when one of my littles gives me a big hug before washing hands after eating a fudgesicle.
I can't afford to buy loads of premade, prefab, precooked foods, but my family is healthier because of it.
I may live on the other side of the tracks, but I don't have to worry about snobby neighbors.
My kids may wear hand-me-downs, but they're as non-materialistic as you can get.
I may not have cable TV, but my kids read and play a lot more.
I may not have a lot of stuff, but I am grateful to God for what I do have.
Like Maureen, I am so thankful to God for all He has blessed me with. I hope you all have a wonderful day giving thanks!