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Being Grateful..Wants & Needs

I think we all tend to want what we don’t have but only God knows if it will really make our lives better.

Last year when things were really bad financially, I sold my Washer & Dryer. Doing laundry in the sink was terrible, as clothes do not come out completely clean and wringing them out was next to impossible so they would take a day or so to dry and although they might smell clean; it wasn’t the same type clean and was still extremely staticky. Fast forward, I have sold my car and used some of the money for a Washer & Dryer. While, I think I overpaid in the end, I am very excited and am washing almost all my laundry, today. At least all the dirty and questionable stuff.

I am sure a lot of you grew up with Washers & Dryers, Dishwashers, Running Water & Electricity…but, what of those who didn’t or don’t have them? I was watching a video about people who live in the Slums of India with only a well for water and a restroom they have to share with neighbors or go into a dirty stream. Some people have really done up their Slums cute as, they do have kitchens and some have television sets but most sleep on the floor and beg for food; most children don’t have shoes and their playground is the dump. Could you live like that?

When I start to get depressed or ungrateful, I tend to watch those types of shows to remind myself of how blessed I am

Even when I had a water leak and had to go outside to turn the water off & on before and after each restroom trip during the Winter last year, I was still blessed, as it was temporary.