Being Thankful

As we come toward the end of the year, no matter which holidays you might be celebrating, we all should take a few minutes to slow down and be thankful for the meaningful things in our lives. I personally have a long list of things to give thanks for.  At the top of my list is my family and my health. I am especially grateful that I don’t wake up everyday hungry and wondering how to survive the day. I am thankful that I can create a list of things I am thankful for that doesn’t have to be terribly serious. Here area few things I came up with.


Some of my Pearl Jam vinyl and fan club stuff


  • Home Grown Tomatoes
  • Chiropractors
  • Snow Plows
  • Google Page Rank Update
  • Garbage Collection Service
  • Heated Seats in My Car
  • Spinning Class
  • Pearl Jam
  • Our Public Library
  • Our Awesome Neighbors
  • Taxes (I wouldn’t owe them if I had no income. Hard sell though)
  • My New Blogger Friends
  • Credit Card Rewards
  • Cheesecake
  • KindergartenTeachers
  • Flannel Sheets
  • Dansko Shoes
  • My Veterinarian
  • That Yertle, our 1999 Honda Civic, starts every morning

And Giveaways! I am co-hosting a giveaway with several other amazing bloggers for a grand prize of $100 in Paypal cash or an Amazon gift card, your choice. It runs through November 25th.

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  1. The library! Yes. I love the place and I’m always in there. Free books whenever I want, it’s the best thing ever.

  2. Great giveaway
    I’m thankful that I get to spend everyday with my wife, dog and little boy baby bump.
    I’m also thankful for the many wonderful friends I have whom mean the world to me.
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..Opportunity to earn money on your blogMy Profile

  3. I’m excited about this giveaway! I am thankful for all the great people in my life, and for having the skills and abilities that allow me to work and bring in an income to pay for the things I have.
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..Choosing organizations to donate to: What do you factor in?My Profile

  4. Nice giveaway! Hey, did you say Pearl Jam? You might be my frugal soulmate. I hope that they tour the U.S. again someday!!!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..The Amazing Power of DebtMy Profile

    • Not sure how frugal, but I’ ve been in the fanclub for years, and for $40 a year, I can get awesome tickets if they ever come near me.

  5. Nice giveaway. There are so many things to be thankful for. The main ones that come to my mind are my family and friends and that I get to work from home.
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Are Large Companies Immune to the Fiscal Cliff?My Profile

  6. I’m thankful for giveaways too! :)
    Michelle recently posted..Being Thankful GiveawayMy Profile

  7. I’m thankful for heated seats, that the dog’s medicine seems to be working, giveaways, and great family.

  8. Great list! Cheesecake and heated seats definitely top my list. :) It would take me awhile to figure out all of the things I’m thankful for. It’s nearly impossible to come up with all of them!
    Jason @ WSL recently posted..Recipe: Bacon and Egg MuffinsMy Profile

  9. I am thankful for my family and for my health

  10. My husband and our health and our cats are always at the top of my list followed by our warm, safe, comfortable home.
    Tackling Our Debt recently posted..Certificates of Deposit (CDs) - How to Protect Your InvestmentMy Profile

  11. I`m thankful for my hubby, and my kidlets. They`re such a blessing. My hubby is in the same giveaway. It got altered and now its $100 top prize. You might want to adjust your post accordingly. Good luck on bumping up those facebook likes.
    Mandy - Money Master Mom recently posted..Be Bad for the EconomyMy Profile

  12. Currently thankful it’s Friday!
    eemusings recently posted..The importance of being yourself (or, every blogger’s biggest asset)My Profile

  13. Long list! I am thankful for my 2 sons & my boyfriend, my extended family & friends, our good health, small comfortable home, reliable car, debt-free lifestyle, job, opportunities for travel… those are the biggies! I’m also thankful for our dog, garden, my boyfriend’s italian cooking, our computers & phones, all the little things that make life easier!

  14. my children,being alive

  15. Mmm Cheesecake! I like it! Yep, we really do have a lot to be thankful for this year.
    Veronica @ Pelican on Money recently posted..Waking Up Early Black Friday? No Thanks.My Profile

  16. I’m thankful for my wonderful family!


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