Day 13: the basics

In the grand scheme of things, I have a good life. I have a roof over my head. I have food to eat. I am surrounded by people that are important to me and I am important to them. I have transportation and all of my needs are met. Are things perfect? No. There are many ways that things could be better.

Over the course of the last two years we have accumulated medical debt in very large amounts. We have worked very hard to eliminate that type of thing from our lives and it is back in a big way. This is keeping us from doing things that we would very much like to do. Financial stress is probably the biggest negative impact on our lives right now.

There are medical issues that keep coming back around that are causing us a significant amount of stress. Medical issues are probably the second biggest stresser in our lives.

Above an beyond these things, our life is pretty good. We are happy, safe, and well cared for. I have looked at how things are going to change over the next few months and some of these issues are going to improve dramatically. Over the course of the few couple of years, things will snow ball in the correct direction and these issues will minimize. It will take discipline and continued hard work but in the end this should make our lives going forward much better.

All in all, my life is not only good, it is very good. I am so grateful for having all of the basics covered and how things continue to unfold in ways that show a great deal of promise. This is a lesson in patience and discipline. If we play this correctly we should be able to say yes to many more things by the end of 2018. that seems like a long way off but during the course of that time, we will be able to say yes to things more often until such time as we will be completely out of debt, save for the house.

That is very exciting. It is easy to get caught in a place of lack when there are people around you that are saying yes to so much and you are doing your best to be patient and work a program. However, in the course of a life, two years is a short period of time to wait for things to right. In the meantime, we have everything we need. It is beyond needs that we are waiting on.

Today I am grateful for the basics in life, food, shelter, security.


Rev J


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