THRIFTY AND THANKFUL THOUGHTS ~ You could win a $50 gift card enter daily

11/02/2012 3:00 pm · 177 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

 

atmgraphicthankful Being that November is the month of Thanksgiving,  I try to reflect on all I have to be thankful for.  I admit some days it is much easier to see the “glass” half empty instead of half full.  The stresses of life, lack of time, money, energy and everyday life can get me down. Yet I have so much to be thankful for.

One of the fastest ways for me to count my blessings is to look past myself.  Past all my wants, and worries and look to someone else.  I never have to look very far before I see the challenges, struggles and mountains others face, and  I realize just how blessed I truly am.  With my sons heart we have spent a lot of time in Children’s Hospitals.  All it takes is a short walk up and down the halls, before your eyes are opened to a whole new world.  Frail little bodies, bald heads, feeding tubes,  pain, but  you will still find smiles.

To many time it takes a traumatic event for myself or others to take the time to reflect on what we have to be thankful for.  I have set a goal for myself for the month of November, to daily find something new I am thankful for.  I  want to invite my readers to do the same and hope you may share your “Thrifty and Thankful” thoughts.

At the end of the month we will randomly select a comment to send a “$50 Gratitude gift card”. You can keep it your self or give it to another. It doesn’t matter if you say you are thankful for the dirt under your feet, or if you want to share a deeper thought. You can enter daily, or when ever you feel you are thankful. There are no limits to entries just as there is no limit to things to be thankful for. We simply want to help every one realize what they  have to be  thankful for. You can even share some Thrifty ways you are going to express your thankfulness this fall season to help other in a time of need.

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173 comments
Maralea
Maralea

I am thankful for this gorgeous weather!

DeniseSilva
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I am thankful for feeling better today weve all been sick since before Thanksgiving!

FerTom
FerTom

I'm thankful for this contest that magnifies thankfulness!!

FerTom
FerTom

I love my Chiropractor... I am thankful he was able to help me be pain free!!

Maralea
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I am thankful for my grandkids hugs!

FerTom
FerTom

Thankful for the rain =)

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am thankful for my nice warm house!

SandyWeinstein
SandyWeinstein

i am thankful that it was such a nice day today....

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dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Thankful for time - time to spend with family, time to work on homework, time to reflect on every little thing I have.

FerTom
FerTom

I am thankful for a dog that makes my family laugh several times a day... we love her!

SandyWeinstein
SandyWeinstein

i am thankful that i got to my dentist today to fix my crown that came off and got my teeth cleaned....i love having my teeth cleaned...

 

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Maralea
Maralea

I am so thankful for my healthy and happy grandbabies!

dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Happy Tuesday! Thankful to Mason General Hospital and Staff, and Jesus for letting my new niece finally come home! She'll have some special needs, but she is loved!

FerTom
FerTom

I am thankful for my church!! Monday night prayer is a great place to be =)

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am thankful for a brand new day!

FerTom
FerTom

I'm thankful for answered prayer as well as unanswered prayer

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am most thankful for my wonderful husband!

FerTom
FerTom

I'm thankful for my family

dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Thankful for modern medicine as my sister had her first baby 3 weeks early!

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am thankful for having a fun, safe & successful Black Friday shopping trip with my daughters!

FerTom
FerTom

Spending Thanksgiving day with friends & family... So thankful

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am thankful for being able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my wonderful family!

AmbersOhm
AmbersOhm

Today, I am thankful for the customers that I serve, who are pleasant and thoughtful spirits, without them, my job would be half as fun.  I am thankful that this country has a tradition of family gathering to express their gratitudes. I hope that despite the onset of "Black Thursday" taking over Thanksgiving, everyone appreciates the time spent with family and takes more time to show their appreciation for each other.

FerTom
FerTom

I am thankful for my love for cooking and baking... Oh what fun!!

dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Happy Wednesday! Super Thankful for my mommy friends that have been an important part of my life since October 2001 ( we were all due this month/year) and have been close sharing and helping each other for 11 years now!

Maralea
Maralea

I am thankful for this beautiful weather for everyone's Thanksgiving travels!

FerTom
FerTom

Thanks be to God for his loving kindness! I am thankful that His mercy is new evey day!

dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Happy Tuesday! Thankful for my ceramic heater to heat my cold self up without the high gas prices our central heating would cause!

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am thankful for my Zumba instructor! :)

FerTom
FerTom

I'm thankful for my brother who found the Lord and we can rejoice and pray together! PTL

sw27587
sw27587

i am thankful that my atty showed up today along w/ the surveyor to finally get 2 of these lawsuits started w/ my nasty neighbors who have harassed me, cut down my trees, threatened to kill one of my dogs, and claimed a large part of my property....hopefully this will stop them from harassing me anymore....

 

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dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Happy Monday - I have a microeconomics final today and am thankful for being able to go back to school after 15 years to finish my degree.

FerTom
FerTom

I am thankful to my husband who will have talks that bring us closer together...even on the hard stuff to talk about! I am blessed!

AmbersOhm
AmbersOhm

Today, I am thankful for the wealth of knowledge and the ability to learn by listening to audiobooks. This world was blessed with those individuals who share their knowledge and increase abundance for those who accept it.

dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Happy Sunday! Thankful for lunch and movie dates with my husband!

Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann

Today I am thankful I survive kidney cancer & for my honey Rafael, & my family & friends.

Maralea
Maralea

Went grocery shopping today so I am sooooo thankful for Coupons!

Ruthe
Ruthe

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I am thankful for Forgiveness.

dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Happy Saturday! Thankful for that one day a week I can get my sleep-in!

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am thankful for my beautiful family and this beautiful November day!

Crystalj70
Crystalj70

I'm thankful that my daughter is a healthy, happy three year old full of inquisitiveness and wonder!

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am thankful for the weekend! :)

MamaH
MamaH

Thankful for warm days, crisp nights, the never ending sound of children singing and playing...and the rare moments of silence. :)

dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Happy Friday! Thankful for kind-hearted people!

MargieMcPherson
MargieMcPherson

I am Thankful for Life. I was in a bad accident with a 18 wheeler and finally, when the car I was in stopped moving, all I could think of is that God let me live to raise my kids.I am Thankful everyday but on that day even more so.

dragonflyjen
dragonflyjen

Happy Thursday! Today I am thankful for Random Acts of Kindness!

Maralea
Maralea

Today I am thankful for my fuzzy slippers!

Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann

Today I'm thankful that we got food for the month. Also I'm thankful for my honey, Rafael & my  friends  & family.

DeniseSilva
DeniseSilva

Today Im thankful for couponing without it we wouldn't have eaten much over the last few weeks

AmbersOhm
AmbersOhm

Today, I am thankful for my significant other.  He is patient, loving and tries very hard to be open-minded for me.  Although I don't acknowledge him enough, he is always there for me when I need him.  One thing that is unique about him is that he never raises his voice at me. Thank you, Kris.

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