The Three Things I’m Grateful For {Day 6} Technology

Gratitude / Friday, November 27th, 2015

It’s Day Six of the Three Things I’m Grateful For Exercise for Thanksgiving week.

I’d love for you to join me! I started on Sunday but feel free to jump in now or anytime. See here for the simple three-step instructions for joining in Three Things I’m Grateful For Exercise.

Here are my Three Things I’m Grateful For Today {Day Six}

1. Two words: Online. Shopping. I scored 2 new winter coats and gloves for our kids for half-price without having to get out of my warm house, woo-hoo!

2. Wi-Fi, WhatsApp and Google Hangout so we could talk with and meet my brother’s fiance in El Salvador. Their civil wedding is tomorrow so even though we couldn’t travel there in person, I’m so thankful we were able to at least talk face-to-face through the computer and extend our congratulations and prayers for them.

3. Leftovers. It was super cold and icy out today and I’m so glad we had a fridge full of leftover food from Thanksgiving so we didn’t have to go out to the store or restaurants.


Maybe you’re thinking: Ug, she’s saying she’s thankful for online shopping and technology? How worldly.

Yeah, I agree, ug. I hate shopping. However, I love giving gifts to people, especially my family and friends and neighbors and teachers and everyone else in between. 😉 It must be my love language. This year, like every year, I cringe at the commercialization of Christmas (which doesn’t actually start for a few more weeks in case you were wondering). Many of us turn our noses up at all the ads and commercials enticing us to buy, buy, buy more, more, more and now even “get”, “get”, “get“. (No joke.)

But what if we could rise above all that? What if, instead of letting the stampede of stuff crush our spirits, we decided to enjoy Advent and Christmas anyway? What if, instead of getting all cranky and whiney about it, we entered Advent and Christmas with a spirit of Gratitude?

I’m grateful my husband has worked hard to earn enough money that we can give gifts to our children, to our family and friends, to our neighbors and to express our gratitude to he teachers who spend so much time educating and forming our children. I’m grateful we have choices so that we can save money in one place and give more in another. I’m grateful for those who work hard to provide high-quality hand-made gifts so we have more options for giving valuable gifts instead of just picking something up from the shelf because it’s there.

More importantly, I’m grateful for the time we have to connect with others; the gift of time with each other is greater and more precious than anything “the world” could ever sell us.

What Three Things are you grateful for?

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