It’s easy to be thankful for the big things. But what about the little things? Little things like my rather little house for instance. 🙂 I do realize that our house is average for many, but having grown up out in the country in a huge farm house, town is a little tight sometimes.
When we were first married, we lived in a duplex. I highly doubt we had more than 600sq ft of living space there. It was nice, and I did enjoy it. I still miss our old neighbors. But we knew that it would not be real accommodating to having kids. When we would go over to the neighbors I remember feeling nearly claustrophobic because of all the stuff. Not junk, just kid stuff.
So we pinched and saved, borrowed a bit from family and bought a house. Still in town, still quite small. But a big step in the right direction. We now have almost a thousand sq. ft. of living space and it’s nice. Until we try to have company that is. Then casual is a must. We sit where there is a place to sit. 😉
Usually I am grateful for the extra space, usually I am happy with living in town. But lately not so much. Hubby keeps seeing country estates that would be our dream home. There is land (lots of it), woods, a creek or pond, a barn… you get the idea. We forget to be content. We forget that we still have more than most of the world. We forget to be thankful.
This morning, I remembered one good thing about a little house. It doesn’t take long to clean. 🙂 Since one of the (many) hats I wear, is that of a cleaning lady, cleaning my own home gets sadly neglected. Not because it’s hard, but because after cleaning for every one else, I really have no desire to clean my own home.
Many of the houses I clean are large. I don’t even do all of the cleaning in most of them, just bathrooms and sweeping, sometimes the dusting. But it takes a awhile to do even that. How nice it is for me to dust, sweep, and clean the bathroom in an hour!
When it comes to cleaning, I am grateful for a little house. 🙂 Still dreaming about the big one in the country, where all that wonderful land will get tracked inside, but right now, I need to be content.
What are the little things in your life? How can you be thankful for them?