Every Thanksgiving, I like to share what I’m thankful for here on Money Manifesto.
While my blog focuses on how to help you master your finances to live your ideal life, we should remember to take a few minutes and remember what we already have and should be thankful for.
What I’m Thankful For This Year
I’m super thankful for all of my readers for allowing my wife and I to share our financial story with you. Without you, I’d have no reason to write here.
However, this year has definitely changed my perspective on what we’re thankful for. Hurricane Michael slammed through my county just about a month ago.
It’s the worst destruction I’ve ever seen personally. Our county still looks like a war zone in many areas, but it’s slowly getting better.
First and foremost, I’m thankful that my family and friends are all safe.
Next, I’m thankful we all have our homes even though some are more damaged than others. They’re all livable which is huge compared to many people in our community.
In particular, I’m thankful our house made it through the storm with only a broken fence and missing a few shingles. For a hurricane that was almost a category 5, that’s insane.
Our whole community is super thankful for all of the electrical workers and linemen that worked day and night to restore power to our community.
We’re also thankful for all of the city and county employees that worked to restore water, sewer and other services.
I’m even thankful for Comcast for restoring our internet so fast.
My family is super thankful that I earn my income online. My clients weren’t affected by the storm, so I’m still able to make money unlike so many in our community whose workplaces were destroyed.
Of course, I’m thankful for many other things in my life. Here’s a quick list of things I’m thinking of right now.
I’m thankful for…
- My wife, our now two year old son who is happy and healthy and our dog Daphne
- My family, including my parents, brother and all of my extended family
- All of my awesome friends
- Our health
- The amazing men and women in the US Armed Forces, first responders and everyone else that protects us and unfortunately has to work today.
- My amazing clients that allow me to work from home so my wife and I can watch our son without using daycare
- Philip Taylor and the amazing FinCon conference where I’ve been able to build my business and has been a big part of me becoming self-employed
- The fact that we’re student loan debt free
- The fact that we have our finances in order
- The fact that we have never had to struggle for food, housing and other basic necessities
Of course, I’m thankful for many, many other things not listed here as well, but those are some of the highlights.
I hope you all are having, did have or will have an amazing Thanksgiving. Stay warm and get ready for some amazing deals tonight and tomorrow as long as you’ve budgeted for them and made a list, of course!
Here are a few posts that can help you get ready for the Black Friday shopping and the Christmas season.
- How I Get Black Friday Prices Early With Citi Price Rewind
- I Bet You Never Thought Of Black Friday This Way Before
- 3 Ways To Get A Price Drop Refund After You Purchase An Item
- Are All Energy Efficient LED Christmas Lights A Scam?
- Use Credit Card Rewards to Pay for Christmas!
- Should You Skip A Debt Payment For The Holidays?
Just remember, only buy what you can afford. You aren’t saving money, either. You’re spending it.