I want to take this week and focus on the 'Thanksgiving' spirit. Over the past month I have been reading 'The Grapes of Wrath' again (only read it in high school previous..so it's been awhile ;) This year has been so painful for so many with our economic downturn. Job loses, home foreclosures, and the stock market plummeting. It has soured and embittered many of us.
This book has reminded me of how, through the changes that occurred after the Great Depression, many of us are not living in 'Hoovervilles' and watching our children slowly starve. Perspective.
I've done my fair share of griping about how this year has set our family back from our goals of being able to move and working in jobs we are excited about. I need to stop my griping. I am thankful that we have a cozy little house, enough food to eat and jobs that while they aren't hip, do pay the bills.Life could be so so so much harsher. Today I am thankful.
Jenni ~ DutchTouchBeads
3 days ago