Wednesday, November 9, 2011

To have more than I need for.

I woke up this morning and went into the kitchen to cut up apples and onions to pile over a pork roast in my slow cooker.

I showered, dressed, put on makeup, and kissed my husband good bye.

I got in my new car, turned on my seat heaters and sipped my iced coffee as I pulled out onto the freeway and began to read my normal blogs on my drive to work.

And as I pulled over the top of Reith hill I read this post and this post.

And when I pulled into our parking lot 11 minutes early, I had tears welling up in my eyes.

My co-workers who pulled in beside me probably though I was having a melt down - but I had to keep reading.

About pig farmers, and fashion experts, and children who live & thrive with less than I could.

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This morning -

I woke up in a warm house.
Covered in blankets.
Surrounded by electricity.
We had clean running water.
I stepped into a warm shower.
Got ready with a hair dryer, curling iron and name brand makeup.
I had a closet full of clothes to choose an outfit from.
New boots to pull on over clean socks.
A refrigerator that held a bounty of food.
A husband who said he loved me as he headed to a good job.

More than I need for.

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And as I sat in our parking lot and finished reading Ann's words, I realized once again how very lucky I am.

How lucky we all are.

How all of the 'wants' we have - I want more money, I want more clothes, I want a newer car, I want to eat dinner out, I want... I want... I want...

- well, they're just that.

Wants.

Because what we need - we have.

We really do...and we have so much more.

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“Gratitude is born in the heart. And it leads you to action.”

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And while today we might not be able to save the world, or sponsor a child, we can all live a life of gratitude for the {things} we have.

Starting now.

We can be thankful, express thankfulness, and live thankfully.

Because I'd bet that each of us would say that we have more than we need for.

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Happy Wednesday friends - I'm thankful for each of you.

3 comments:

  1. LOVE you ... and this! Thank you ~ for being you!!

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  2. I love it Darcy! Its so true! I had an older couple from Big Spring come in to redeem a gift certificate on Wednesday and they reminded me how good the small things in life are! Have a great Friday!

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  3. Indeed...thanks for the reminder!

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