I am thankful for e-books from the library, and a phone on which to read them. I have only had a cell phone for the last 7 years now, as it was too expensive to do so before (when they raised taxes and rates on my home phone with no long distance or call waiting to the same prices as the cheapest phone plan, I got a cell phone).

I always thought I would prefer to be on the computer than the phone, and to read paper books over e-books, but I have since learned how nice it is to be able to read e-books. I can find a book at 9 at night when the library is closed without having to drive to the library, I have more choices, I don’t have to drive to the library within a week to pick up my requests (the books come right to the app when they’re available), and it saves my page, so I never have to worry about a bookmark falling out or losing my page if I fall asleep reading. I’ve read 80 books this year from the library.

What are you thankful for today?

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  1. I am thankful my husband and I have similar attitudes toward and values about money and possessions. We didn’t talk about it much before marriage (a mistake), yet things worked out well.

  2. I’m thankful for the several inches beautiful snow we received. It was light and fluffy and there was no wind and it so beautiful! Plus I was home and didn’t have to go anywhere. We now have a beautiful white wonderland.

  3. I am thankful to have the opportunity to do something with a woman I met recently. It was absolutely delightful to connect with someone who has the potential to become a friend. My dearest friend in the world passed away about 6 years ago and I miss her very much. I know she can’t be replaced, but I feel like God placed this new person in my path to possibly begin to fill the void. Time will tell.

    1. Oh, Chris. I totally get this.

      I’ve made a couple of new friends (one this last month and one last year) and I have to say how grateful I am for them. The most recent one isn’t really a friend yet, but I see that potential and I think we will end up being great friends.

  4. I am grateful that my hairdresser gave me a quick free head massage as she washed my hair, it released some tension and felt good.

  5. I am thankful that my blood pressure didn’t stay sky-high after my epidural steroid injection yesterday, as it did a year ago from the previous ESI. I am also thankful that we received more rain yesterday. We are still in severe drought, but it helped my garden. I have tomatoes, peppers, sweet potatoes, cabbage, and carrots growing.

  6. Brandy, today I am thankful for this site. It’s a treasure-trove of sound, practical advice.
    You put so much work into making it beautiful and encouraging, and for that I am very grateful!

  7. I am thankful for a house full of laughter. It wasn’t always that way but we’ve worked hard as a family to forgive and improve.

  8. I am thankful for the legal right to homeschool and the support of my husband to do it. I know that in some countries it’s illegal, and that it is a point of contention in some families. Yesterday, my youngest completed his pre-calculus program, thus completing high school at age 15. He did this by homeschooling year round and purposely working ahead to meet his goal to graduate early. We’re excited for & proud of him, and grateful to have been able to do things this way.

  9. I am thankful for being born a child of the old South. From a magical childhood, to the exceptional people, food, land, and spirit, I feel blessed beyond measure!

  10. I am thankful for safe driving on the snowy/icy roads.
    I dislike driving in good weather, but in snow and ice it is very stressful for me. I spend about 2 1/2 to 3 hours per day commuting and in snow and ice that can sometimes double.
    I am always thankful when it goes well.

    1. I will keep you in prayer this winter, Lea. I know that stress and part of me hating winter was the stress of driving on icy roads or worrying about my husband commuting. Our roads are not well a treated and I’ve reached my driveway after work, and just melted down in relief.

  11. I am thankful to live in a condominium with a great community. We teach one another skills that we have, engage in positive social activities and look out for each other. I have a larger family because of it!

  12. I called my sister in Washington state yesterday and had a lengthy talk. It was a blessing.I remember in college making a weekly call home that was always brief to keep cost down; our kids have no concept of this!

  13. I am thankful for you and all the commenters here. I have learned so much from everyone. I go back and reread old posts to keep me accountable.
    It is refreshing to read what others are doing to save money, time and the planet.

  14. I am thankful my daughter has safely made it to the last month of her pregnancy.

    I am thankful for good health. A family member has an inherited disease that requires a very strict diet. I’m thankful that we have been able to find good things to cook that everyone enjoys. There are some things we miss but we rejoice when we see the positive lab results.

  15. I am thankful for time to clear out my phone while relaxing. I will always treasure a wonderful conversation with my MIL who has dementia. It was like old times in part with less repetition and better recall when asking me questions that I didn’t expect.

  16. I am so thankful that I discovered your blog in your 2nd year. I have learned so much from you and the wonderful contributors and continue to learn. You have built a fantastic and network.

  17. I am thankful that I was able to stop and see my parents on the way home from work today. Its always a joy to see them.

  18. I’m thankful for sunny weather this week. It’s been cold but the sunshine during the day makes me happy 😊

  19. I am thankful to meet once a month at my friend’s church for a craft time for women and their daughters. Lunch and the kids craft supplies are provided by my friend.

  20. I am thankful to have a day without any appointments or other demands on my time so that I can get some things done around my house that need attention.
    I am thankful to have a close relationship with my siblings even though we live far apart.

  21. I am thankful that for the last 3.5 years my husband has been able to be home so much. We had two more babies in that time, and it’s been wonderful to have him around. Sometimes I get cross at how slow his training programme is and feel like we’re just stuck here, but today I am remembering all the beautiful time we’ve had together as a family, especially with children who are not yet school age. I’ll miss him whenever he finally gets to work full time!

  22. I am thankful for my husband who saved me and my family. Fifteen years ago, when we met, I was a single mom of seven (from my previous marriage), working three jobs and not being able to make ends meet. He was a single dad of two. We shared the same faith and values and he took my kids as his own (and I did the same for his), raised them, sent them to college, paid for their weddings, helped them get a foot up in starting their lives (no child support from my ex who rarely worked). I don’t know many men who would have done this. I will forever be grateful to God for bringing us together. The other night, I was pulling the shades and heard the wind whistling outside and was grateful that I live in a warm, snug home with plenty of room for all those children (who have spread their wings), but it always brings a tinge of fear to my heart remembering the days gone before and during my previous marriage where we didn’t have even the basics of heat.

  23. I am thankful that I have to deal with this excess weight after the cancer treatment. Not many recover from this disease and not everyone has such a problem as to excess weight. I am blessed.

    1. Your comment brought tears to my eyes. My youngest is turning 6 this month, and I still carry the weight and health issues from my pregnancy with him! You helped me see that even though my body isn’t what it was, it was able to bring my sweet son to our family! This gives me a whole new perspective.

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