Somehow, we’re already 3 days into November. This has been the fastest year, hasn’t it?
It’s been a really good one for us, and I’m feeling great about the way things are shaping up. Financially, there’s definitely work to be done, but I know that we’re on the right track. With the holidays approaching, thankfulness has been on my mind a lot lately. In my day to day life, I’m making it a point to focus on the good things, both big and small. There’s so much that I feel thankful for right now, and given the season, it’s the perfect opportunity to stop and write those things down. So each week in November, I’m going to share a quick list of thanks. Here are 3 things for this week:
After a year at the same company, M was recently promoted. I’m so proud of him 🙂 This is very exciting for us, and it’s a big step forward for his career. It means a pay raise, but more than that, it moves him up a wrung on the ladder in his industry. He’s come so far in his first year in the US, and I’m truly thankful for all that he does for our family. Hard work really does pay off!
Our local library
Our library offers free activities for kids, like a story and craft hour, and a weekly preschool class. This has been the perfect way to ease our daughter into a preschool/social setting, and the fact that it’s totally free is obviously awesome. Thank you, local library! 🙂
No-frills grocery stores
This might seem silly, but I am really thankful for my favorite no-frills grocery store. If you have one of these in your area, like Aldi, Price Rite, or Save-a-Lot, I can’t recommend it enough! By shopping here for basics, we save a ton of money on groceries each month. I can get most of what I need, with the exception of a few things. The quality of the items is just as good, and they also have many name brand products at a discount.
“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” – Robert Quillen