Monday, April 13, 2009

Just Thinking....

The happiest people don't have the best of everything...
They just make the best of everything they have.

We just had our Stake Conference and they talked again about getting out of debt and not getting in more debt, planting a garden and the importance of living frugally. For me this has been a necessity for most of my life and being the Polly Anna I am I have always made it fun. They quoted the famous
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do with out!
My Mother, Father and Grandmother both taught me these skills. I am so thankful. I am so grateful this is not a hardship for me. I am also grateful I taught these values to my kids. They know how to live on a shoestring. When they were small I don't think they knew how we struggled. If all we had was potatoes to eat, we had a french fry bash! The less food we had the fancier my table setting! Macaroni tastes really good on China with candles glowing! So enjoy every challenge and see the blessings in it!

1 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Here Here Jenny! Such good reminders. It is something we all need to remember and there is nothing wrong with humble.