Thanksgiving is only a few days away, what are you thankful for?
Every day in November, some of my Facebook friends are posting things they are thankful for.
I love that. For me, there’s no better way to see grace in the moment.
The past few days, I’ve been thanking my lucky stars.
You see, a week ago I felt like Fear got behind me and pushed my backside onto the Worry Train.
Ever been a passenger?
This month money is t-i-g-h-t. As far as you can stretch that word out, is how tight it’s been.
That landed me a center seat on the scenic path of worry. Yuck.
For days I fretted about one bill we’ve never been late on in 8 years and it was looking like it was going to be late…
Then, the dishwasher started leaking, the oven broke, a piece broke off the washing machine. The pantry was bare.
Oh, and my truck tire started leaking air when Little Bit and I were in the middle of nowhere. We made it to a gas station! Whew!
They had an air tank. Yay! The charge? $1.50.
I didn’t have $1.50. Heck, I didn’t even have a nickel. To get $1.50, I had to get $20 out of an ATM that charged me $4.00 to get the $20.
Stretch that tight out a little more…
The next morning, we took our tire to 2 places. Neither could fix the hole. Solution? New tire. Cost? $260.
A house full of brokens, a spare tire, and looming late bills had my face plastered to the window on that crazy invisible train ride.
A few days later, the money came. That bill I was dreading being late? PAID EARLY!
The dishwasher stopped leaking, the washing machine is still functioning, and the tire?
You’ll never believe this!
We have one of those cash back reward credit cards. The amount of cash back we earned????
Funny how things turn around when we least expect them to.
I’m happy to say, I stepped off that worry train. Next stop? A full pantry.