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Counting blessings - share your list
« on: March 26, 2020, 06:18:24 PM »
As a counterpoint to all the crap that's going on right now, I've been making a concerted effort to focus on the positives.  Not easy for a career pessimist, but here goes, for me and DH:

- smarter than the average bear, sometimes
- in better physical and financial shape than about 90-95% of people our age
- lots of savings including a large emergency fund
- moved back to our home town last year after way too many years away - woohoo!
- sold crappy condo; renting a duplex now - no elevators or common areas, no condo fees, special assessments, crazy condo rules
- good jobs that won't disappear; we already work remotely
- ingrained Mustachian habits (low-maintenance lifestyle (no more car!!), handy, great cooks, etc.)
- great friends and family
- the weather is improving!!

Would love to hear from the glass-half-full crowd.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 06:53:22 PM by meghan88 »


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Re: Counting blessings - share your list
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 09:50:57 PM »
Husband and I are both working. It's doubly good because it keeps money coming in and keeps us occupied and not scrolling through horrible news all the time.
We have a decent emergency fund.
We know how to cook and enjoy doing it.
Modern technology is amazing. In the last week, I've done a video chat with my little niece and nephew, talked via Wi-Fi call with a dear old friend, exchanged cat photos and encouraging texts with another friend, and had a Zoom meeting for one of my volunteer orgs. My cousin was able to have a Skype call with her mom, who lives in a nursing home that is closed to visitors.
Our family and friends are all healthy, so far.


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Re: Counting blessings - share your list
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 03:26:40 AM »
- live in a nice house in a safe neighbourhood
- my family is in good health
- friends I can rely on
- not stressed about money
- endless optimism


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Re: Counting blessings - share your list
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 06:35:37 AM »
Where I live in South Africa, we have just started a 21 day lockdown. I'm still working from home, so no change there.

DW usually keeps enough supplies to see us through the zombie apocalyse, we won't starve. I have enough wine in my cellar to last a really long time. :-)