Saturday, December 22, 2007

This is My Grown-Up Christmas List

I am so rich.

It struck me last night. We were watching the "Pursuit of Happyness" and it suddenly hit me as I looked around...I'm rich.

Sure, the furniture is mostly thrifted, sure, the roof needs to be replaced, the carpet torn up and refloored, BUT... I'm comfortable. I have so much. My fridge is full of food, my house is warm and cozy, I have running hot and cold water. I have a television and a (2!) computers. We have 2 cars. I have more clothing than I can wear at one time. Ditto shoes. In addition to the things I need, I have lots of stuff I don't need. And even if I lost all of that, I have a husband and little girl who love me.

For Christmas, I need nothing more.


HeyJules said...

Isn't it great knowing you'll wake up on Christmas morning and not be disappointed because you already have more than you could ever need?

My very best wishes to you, Stan, and that beautiful daughter.

Merry Christmas, AJ.

ksw_rootswriter said...

Amen, sister.

Mrs. Blogoway said...

Beautiful post.

I loved the Pursuit of Happyness.

I feel the same way... so blessed. I'm reading "The Tightwad Gazette" and am making plans to really cut back in 2008, stop wasting food, live more consciously, and just be thankful every day.