As you regular readers know, I think contentment is a key part of living a frugal life, and part of being content is focusing on your blessings.
(In case you’re new, you might want to read my series of posts about contentment (you can click on the link or on the tomato picture to be taken to those posts).
Because I need to regularly practice focusing on my blessings, I thought I’d make a little list of the things I’m feeling thankful for right now.
I’m grateful for:
the rain we got on Sunday. It’s been so dry here for the last couple of weeks, and I was glad to see the rain.
a break from homeschooling. I’m so grateful for the privilege of teaching my kids at home, but I really, really like having some time off in the summer to get caught up on other things.
time to work on my ebook. See above. Writing an ebook while you’re trying to homeschool is sort of hard, I’ve discovered. I’m aiming to be done with this one by the end of June, and I think that might actually happen!
Mondays off with Mr. FG. We didn’t do anything fancy yesterday, which is fine with me…I just like spending time with him, even if we’re staining the pesky rails of our second-story deck.
the weather right now. After a week of August-like weather, we’re in the midst of a sweet reprieve…dry air, cool mornings, and refreshing breezes. I think this calls for a lunch at the pier today.
the multiple blooms on my hydrangea plant. Remember when it was just a stick?
a husband who loves me so much. Mr. FG makes me feel special and loved and I’m so glad to be his girl.
a lovely breakfast with my mom yesterday. I took her out for breakfast (a late Mother’s Day breakfast, since I was in Myrtle Beach with my sister on Mother’s Day!), and we were there from 8:00-12:00 (which maybe means we should do this more often…apparently we needed to catch up a bit!). I’m glad my mom wants to hang out with me, and I appreciate that my children are at an age where it’s not a problem for me to leave them for 4 hours.
You know what’s interesting? I just listed things as they came to mind with no particular agenda, and as it turns out, almost none of them cost money.
Apparently, I think the best things in life are free.
What are you feeling thankful for today?
Today’s 365 post: Scrabble with Mr. FG and Joshua