I know what it’s like to have nothing and I know what it’s like to have plenty.
Be thankful. Always be thankful.
Copyright (C) 2022 Penny Wilson
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
– Oprah Winfrey
I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.
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I have so much to be thankful for. My life is fuller, better and happier than it has ever been.
I hope that this day is filled with blessings for you and your loved ones.
Happy Thanksgiving, all!
If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me!
My life has been interesting. For the majority of my life, I’ve gotten by and made do. You know what I mean. I’ve never had any money to speak of. I’ve never expected to have any. I’ve never been destitute, but my life has had its challenges. There were times when I wasn’t sure if I’d make the rent payment and there were times when I couldn’t. There was a time when a bowl of beans or Ramen noodles was all there was to eat and I was grateful to have that. I’ve been homeless and had no idea where my next meal was coming from.
I was taught from a young age that if I worked hard and kept my nose to the grindstone that I would reap the rewards for my efforts. It took me a long time to realize that life is not always fair. No matter how hard you work.
But I’ve never lost that hard-working mentality.
The last several years have seemed surreal. I was terrified of making the move from Oregon to Texas. I was over 50 and I was going to Quit My job and move across the country to an uncertain future and start over. Madness!
It was the best decision of my life.
I now have a job that I love. I’m employed by the World’s Best Boss and I have a few wonderful friends that have my back no matter what the situation. I have family close by that I love and they love me.
Then there are the material blessings!
I make a good wage. I own a nice car and live in a nice house. I have the money to buy almost anything I want. My cupboards are full and so is my closet.
I will soon close on a house that I am buying. Me. Just me, buying this house. I can’t hardly believe it. (by the way, the financing went through!)
I’m incredibly grateful!! I have been truly blessed! If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me!
Copyright (C) 2018 Penny wilson