"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

gratituesday : awesome deals!

talk about shallow, but i am taking up the thanksgiving tuesday gratituesday to post about how thankful i am for GOOD DEALS!  no wait.  not good deals, AWESOME DEALS!!!!  yeah, that's better.
i mean, it's not shallow... because in that recent post i did about blessings, we are to be thankful in everything...
let me tell you though about my awesome deal today.  i bought 8 (that's e-i-g-h-t) long sleeved shirts (that's l-o-n-g-s-l-e... you get it) for $35.  and they were new (that's n-e-w)!  ok, it doesn't stop there.  well, the buying part does.  but i was in the store for less that 30 minutes... WITH 3 KIDS!  you heard me right.  i bought 8 shirts for $35 in less than a half hour with three kids in tote.  the trip to the store (old navy) and back home was a total of 39 minutes.  the receipt claims that i saved a total of $101 something.  i usually don't pay attention to those numbers, but the three digit number caught my eye.  and now i have some long sleeved maternity shirts!  hip hip horay!

i don't think life is all about me or that i'm God's favored child... but today He sure was looking for an opportunity to make me smile because i smiled all the way home and am still smiling.  :D  yeah, awesome deals are a gift from God.  thanks God!!!  He's who i'm thankin'...

i forgot to mention that i got out of the mall parking lot in about 30 seconds.  somehow (because even when it's not holiday season that street is never clear) there was NO TRAFFIC crossing the busy street and i was able to just pull on out AND TURN LEFT!!!  yeah, God is GOOD!

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 

1 comment:

Nicnic said...

ehhhhhhemmmmmm! you forgot to mention your awesome sister who told you about the deal AND bought you a maternity sweater for $7 too! I'm thinking you are pretty grateful for her!!!