Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  Even if you are from a place that does not celebrate this special day, I hope you took a moment to give thanks for all you have.
I have debated whether to share this story and decided it is meant to be shared.  A couple of days ago I went to the mail box to find a real letter.  I can not tell you how long it has been since I received a real letter in the mail.  I brought it in and sat down to check it out.  Inside was a check and a letter telling me it was coming as a pay it forward gesture.  I broke down in tears and just looked at the wonderful note telling me that the couple had received a similar surprise check at a time they most needed it from a complete stranger from the blog world.  Now they were paying it forward and sending out checks.
I have not shared the fact that I have been unemployed for over a year now and am experiencing a financial meltdown that is the common thread in the news nightly.  If I hadn't been such a Frugalista I would be in far greater dire straights.  Now understand I am not complaining but sharing a personal story of thanksgiving.  Blessings come when you lest expect it and I thank the angels who made it possible for me.  One day I will be able to pay it forward as well.


billi said...

You are so right. We all have something to be thankful for.

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

That's a happy story, Abby. When the news is so full of doom and gloom and financial woes are such a common thread, as you say's good to share a happy story. Sometimes a little encouragement is the greatest blessing of all.

Carol said...

I am right there with you! We expect not to have a home in the near future. We've struggled for 5 years with little end in sight. The only way I've been able to cope is to focus on the good things in my life. Inside I am rich! So are you.

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