One of the strange things that I’m thankful for this week is stuff. This year I’ve come to realize just how much stuff I actually have. Which there are times that I feel guilty because I have things while others are without. There are also times when I feel guilty because I already have so much but I want more. Yet the reason I’m thankful for stuff is because I’m thankful for everything I’ve been given. Someone in the shuffle of things, I tend to miss some of the small items.
What some of you might not know is that I don’t really have a furnished apartment, and I’m really happy about it. It’s not that having a couch is a bad thing, but how much more will appreciate having a couch when I actually buy one? Similarly, there are things I could buy, but that aren’t required, yet previously I would have just bought them immediately. Yet in waiting to purchase items I believe I view them more as gifts than previously. I also know there are a lot of things I can live without which makes most of my purchases less impulse buys and allows me to use my money on things I feel even better about. Like giving to charity which has been one of my biggest changes in spending, and hopefully will continue to grow moving forward. On a day that has become synonymous with buying new stuff, I think it’s especially important to be thankful for what we already have. As this truly shows us just how lucky and undeserving that we might be.