Thankful For What I Don’t Have

Most of the time on Thankful Thursday’s I write about the things I have. Things like time, a great family, or even a microwave.

Those things are great and I’ll continue to be thankful for them, but today I would like to take a different approach.

Too often I worry about the things I don’t have. Things like a million dollars, a fancy car, or a million dollars (did I mention that one already?).

But when I stopped to think about it, I realized I am actually very lucky for the many things I don’t have. I may not have it all, but it turns out that isn’t such a bad thing.

Here is a list of things I am thankful I don’t have.

I am thankful I don’t have…

  • to worry about where my next meal will come from
  • a serious illness
  • to live paycheck to paycheck
  • excessive debt
  • a dangerous neighborhood
  • to get up at 3am
  • to take a cold shower when I do get up
  • braces
  • dial up internet

Those are just a few of the things that I am grateful I don’t have. I bet if you think about it long enough you can make a pretty good list of your own.

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