Monday, November 10, 2008

Economy, e c o n o m y!

Whatever! Time to pick ourselves up by the (whatever) and realize that while things may be tougher...they are in NO WAY as tough as so many countries have it. Good grief....a good portion of the world doesn't have a toilet to flush or clean water to drink. Why not look at this as an opportunity to live a little lighter on the earth and take time to count your blessings.

I'm cold this morning. I have an old, drafty house but instead of turning the heat up I just built a fire in the woodstove. Don't have wood? Can't afford it? Look on craigslist for free wood. You might have to work at getting it but a little hard work won't hurt anyone. Don't have a fireplace or woodstove? Start looking for ways to keep the heat in. Put blankets under drafty doors and add a sweater or sweatshirt to your wardrobe, hats and toasty warm slippers and socks. Drink hot/warm water...always helps me warm up! Maybe your drapery isn't insulated enough....use quilts on the windows to keep the cold out and the heat in - making sure you open them if the sun is shining!

And last but by no means least....thank our Heavenly Father for the home you are in that keeps out the elements and gives shelter to your family. And if you have trouble finding gratitude...use the computer to look at where and how people live in other countries....I think you will find something to be grateful for.


PlainCatholic said...

Good on you! A penny saved is a penny earned. Thankfulness is the height of fulfillment too. God bless you!

scmom (Barbara) said...

So true, Julia. I try, all the time, to explain to my children that they are the most fortunate children on earth. How often they've heard me tell them that they should be grateful they are not digging their lunch out of a dumpster. What a hard lesson to teach though, sitting in a warm house, with a full tummy! God bless you.