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For me, it’s often a small thing that speaks this big message:
Karen and I, along with two daughters, loitered at the mall recently, spending money on ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ANYONE NEEDED.
Back-to-school clothes for teens. Walking shoes for me. Fall decorations for Mom. A couple Frisbees, just for fun. Starbucks and “Doc” popcorn for all.
Like I said, nothing we had to have. Important question:
Honestly, how much do any of us purchase that we HAVE to HAVE???
There are people in the world who live on floors of dirt and rejoice when a church group shows up to pour them a concrete slab. I know this because Karen has gone to Honduras twice to do this.
She’s a good person. I would’ve mailed a check. 🙂
That folding card table.
The folding card table we received as a 1980 wedding gift in Ithaca, NY and transported 1,200 miles to Mankato, Minnesota to use as our dining room table for the next two years in our first apartment.
“Dining room table”—that’s a pretty funny choice of words 36 years later SINCE THERE WAS NO DINING ROOM!
We didn’t buy a real table to eat on for many years. Modest incomes combined with poor spending habits caused us to live check to check for a long time.
But, as you can see from the photo, we still have the table—and I’m glad we do. Not because it’s used much anymore, but because it’s an outstanding symbol of how blessed we are today! I need reminders like that.
What is it in your life that reminds you of your blessings? Share here!
Meanwhile, I am heading out to the garage to admire my concrete floor.