This post is probably going to seem a little odd. But then again, I've already mentioned that I am odd.
Over at BlogHer I stumbled upon a great post. It's not easy to read and yet we all know someone that is there or is almost at that point, especially given the economy.
It very much solidified my deep inner choices for wanting to go minimalist with my life and possessions. The fewer things that I have, the fewer things then that I will need, the less money I will spend and the happier I will be in general. I want the things around me in my house to matter. So item number 2 really hit me as important. And the animals. That too struck me as something very important that often gets overlooked.
I had a friend that was out of work for more than 18 months. Luckily, he had family to rely on; not everyone does. So today, also be thankful for your family and your friends that you can rely on in tough times.
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And just remember: this kind of situation is happening to people just like you and me everyday. It makes me thankful for the job I have, the roof over my head, and also makes me feel a little shameful for all of the things that I waste my money on when I really know that I can do without them.