Saturday, February 17, 2007

My cup runneth over

As I've mentioned before, it is seriously snowing here. The fluffy white stuff just keeps coming and coming and coming. I guess we are supposed to get another 2 inches by tommorow.

Well, I have a beagle. Beagles are short dogs, of course. So, snow and beagles peeing usually doesn't mix. Poor Ellie's hoo hoo must be freezing because she tries to take care of business as fast as possible and get back in the house the quickest route. So cute! Michael actually had to dig a square for her in the field across the street so she could go #2 as well. You got to love having a dog.

Anyway, Michael was taking Ellie across the street to do her business and Lilla and I were standing at the door watching Ellie hopping up and down with white stuff flying everywhere. It was as tall as her I tell ya! Michael was looking back at the door just laughing and Lilla was laughing and pounding on the door just wanting to be part of it. It just made me laugh.

As I stepped outside of the scene for just a moment I couldn't help but be thankful for all my blessings. I just had to remind myself of what a good life I have. We are not people of means. We have the smallest house in the neighborhood, we drive older used cars and I shop at Goodwill to save some money. I tell you that just to say, money cannot buy happiness. Being married, having kids or a dog, travelling to far away countries or meeting famous people will never do it either. Ultimately you just have to be thankful for what you have. I need to be thankful for what I have. It seems to me that when I am truly content with what God has given me, that he just blesses me with more. My cup runneth over. What a good God.


Lamont said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for sharing the reminder of "thankfulness" in life. My cup runneth over as well!

Jackie Sue said...

Yes he is good--and faithful! Great post. :)

Linda said...

You sound so sweet. As one who looks back in time to where you are in life now (I'm 44) I can tell you that you are on the right track with your sensitivity to being grateful. You are already light years ahead of people who have mid-life crises, etc. who start coveting greener grasses and end up losing everything. We, too, decided to live at or beneath our means, which means we have an older home than our established friends. And we have never bought a brand new car or taken expensive vacations. But, I am not stressed out to the max in debt, and my kids are fine and have learned to appreciate people more than things. Sorry to go on so! Great post.

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