For the first time in a few years we aren’t going anywhere for Christmas and as it stands right now we have absolutely no plans. Obviously I am sad that I won’t see my parents but Cameron and Kiara are there and the time alone with Jack and Emma will be nice. I was talking to a friend about it a few days ago and she said something that put it all into perspective.
They are also staying at home this year but she says she prefers it that way. She said they spend money on making their home and garden nice all year round, it seems a waste to leave it for December when you can actually enjoy it.
So she sits in her lounge, sips her wine, looks around and thinks “I paid for all of this.” Then she watches a movie on her paid for service and says “I paid for this.” It is definitely such a positive way to look at it, isn’t it?
I am taking a time out today to think of all the things I paid for which ultimately are the things I am thankful for.
First up is something I never paid for but I am so thankful for. Baby R has a permanent foster family who he goes to tomorrow. They are so excited to have him. I am obviously sad he is leaving but I am so happy he is going to a family who already love him.
One thing we always have in our house (even at month end) is coffee. It kinda keeps us all sane!
I bought us some nice big mugs a while ago and I love them. They are the best way to start the day!!!
Yoga! We recently did a big budget over haul and gym was under the knife but I managed to save it because I need my weekly yoga!
Chocolate. There is always chocolate and their will always be gratitude for chocolate.
Join in and tell me what you paid for that you are grateful for.
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