Sharon, over at Musings of a Midlife Mom, has a thoughtful post on being grateful.
She's been doing great on her budget and determination to save, but Murphy has been just as determined to bring her down. In a prior post she admitted to going on a mild spending spree, even in the face of (or maybe because of) Murphy.
Some readers, including moi, chided her a bit.
But just when we get to whining about our financial situations, sometimes reality sets in. For Sharon, it was Haiti.
For me, it's thinking about the fact that even factoring in inflation, I make far more than my parents ever made per year. If a single person, including a single person with expensive adult kids, cannot make it on $75,000 a year, something is very, very wrong.
And to then whine about it?
I gotta get me a life!
And I'd better smarten up about the gratitude. My life could be so much worse.