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An attitude of gratitude

February 3rd, 2008 at 05:06 pm

I dislike platitudes, and I'm not a "Pollyanna" by any stretch of the imagination, so this entry is just to remind myself that I have a lot to be grateful for.

I wrote an earlier entry, complaining about my high property tax bill, very high utility bill, etc. and mysteriously, half of it disappeared when I hit "save and publish".
I think that was good, because complaining doesn't change a thing. I chose to delete the entry.

I am grateful that I have the money to pay the bills, the discipline to save $450.00 a month for property tax and home owner's insurance, the ability to budget for the winter's high utility bills, doing my own "budget billing", so the high winter bills don't cause a setback. I am grateful that I have learned how to save money, be frugal, know how to live well without spending a lot. So, I will try to keep a positive attitude, and when I write out the checks for the high property tax and utilities, etc., etc., etc. I will remind myself that life is good, and I don't have much to complain about.

3 Responses to “An attitude of gratitude”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I agree. Great post! So easy to think about the problems than the things we have to be grateful for. Bless you.

  2. helpmefriend Says:

    I feel the same way. When I complain about all the laundry I have to do or dishes I have to wash, I tell myself, aren't you glad you have clothes, let alone clean ones? Did you want to have no food to put into the pots and pans and onto plates?
    I donate any clothes to children that we do know, rather than drop them off at a Goodwill. I know these children and I know they will appreicate them.
    Now if only I could learn to be like you and start to save the money I need.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Funny opening. At least you're not destitute? *drum roll*

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