Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

I woke up at odark thirty aka butt crack of dawn on this Nov 1 not with thoughts of holiday shopping or Nano but with grateful joy.

I walked down my steps to my office and it only grew.

I sat down at the computer and began printing off coupons and organizing my lists with happiness waking me up more than any caffeine.

For you see last Nov due to financial stress I shared a tiny apartment with my family of six. And one of those six was away for over a year.

So now that this holiday season we are in a large, beautiful home I have to get up early and clip coupons and work long hours to afford.

I can't help but be thankful.

Because I get to work those hours from this home and all my family is here with me. And thousandaire or not I know I'd still be clipping coupons.

What were your thoughts this morning?


  1. What a wonderful attitude to start the month with! I wish I could think like that. I started NaNo today, so I'm pretty excited.
    Good luck with everything!

  2. Wonderful post! I hear you on the gratitude, we're a year beyond being in a similar situation. Though I must say I don't look at couponing with happiness, LOL, it's a chore that helps keep our heads above water.

    Just the holiday season upon us puts me in a good mood. Best of luck!

  3. @Jess...Good Luck at NaNo. You will do great. Thanks for the sweet words.

    @Raelyn...you get it then. Don't worry I'm not always happy about coupons. I love the holidays too.

  4. Awesome post. I'm trying to focus my attitude on thankfulness right now too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yeah... I raced downstairs to my computer to see what new coupons were online. Sad, I know. But its my new obsession.

  6. What a wonderful post to read. So happy for you things are turning/have turned round for you and your family. Happy Thanksgiving when it comes :-)