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.