It is a new month so time for a new series. Today is the first day of March and my little ones are counting down the days till St. Patrick’s day. Hoping this will be the year they catch a little leprechaun in the back yard and strike it rich with his pot of gold. I think at one time in our lives we all had the dreams finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and living happily ever after.
As we live our daily lives we learn that all though money can help reduce stress… it alone can not buy happiness. It seems no matter how much we have there is never enough, and we can get trapped in the endless whirlwind of what we need or want next. Making us feel that what we have is never enough, it tends to be the focus on what want instead of what we have. The classic… is the glass half full or half empty question?
These last few months have been a challenge, we had to replace our transmission, both vehicles have been in the shop. We called an emergency plumber from Sydney for the water heater repair, put in a water softener and fixed the plumbing. We have all been sick at one point….the list goes on and on. Once again I watched the money we had saved to finish our kitchen remodel go towards other things. I have found myself rather frustrated, and focusing on what I don’t have instead of everything I do. Let me tell you that this attitude breeds nothing but disappointment.
So this month my goal is to focus on what I have, instead of what I do not… It does not take long for me to look around and see just how truly blessed I am. I have a roof over my head, a warm bed, a husband who loves me, healthy children, wonderful family, food in the pantry, two vehicles that work most the time :), the list goes on and on. But I am going to go even further to look for the things we tend to over look. For example yesterday my kids were playing with the lotion and made a huge mess. It made me think when I was pregnant with my oldest our budget was so tight we did not have money for anything extra…. I ran out of lotion and could not afford to buy any. I was way to proud to ask for help, so I simply went without. Out of the blue one of my friends gave me a bottle as a gift, that simple bottle of lotion bought the sunshine into my world that day…. I was so grateful for something simple. Ten years later thanks to coupons I now have 6 lotions sitting in my stock pile ready to use…. may be simple but it was a simple blessing.
So we want to hear from you this month…. What is the “pot of gold” in your life? I hope you take this challenge to look for the daily blessing we all have and see just how “Lucky” we are.
At the end of the month, one random comment (on this post) will win a $25 gift card, so we invite you to come back daily and tell us your Daily pot of gold!