The Big Green Parenting Experiment

raising a healthy family in a toxic world

day 22: 30 days of thanks

on November 22, 2012

This may sound pretty strange, but tonight I am thankful to be broke. Living on one income has been pretty tough and it has forced us to make certain sacrifices, Christmas gifts being one of them. Of course, we’ll figure out how to make it work for the kids, but there really isn’t anything that we need.
I feel for the people tonight whose holiday was cut short or didn’t have a holiday at all because they had to work. Shame on us for not being able to wait until black FRIDAY to begin the Christmas madness!
I feel so much less stress over the holidays this year since we are not able to buy gifts. Would it be nice? Sure. But honestly, I don’t feel like we’re missing out. It allows us to truly focus on the spirit of the holidays. It’s not about gifts at all. And sometimes it takes a little financial hardship to snap us back to reality and truly appreciate what is important. So I’m thankful for these tough times, and more specifically, the invaluable lessons that I am able to learn from them.

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