This is a rant. I realize it is irrational and I may or may not sound like a spoiled brat, but I am going to just let my fingers type what my mouth is too ashamed/well-trained to say right now.
Our heating system broke on Tuesday. Yes, the day that it was 14 degrees in Eastern NC.
Well, we need a brand new one. Insert me crying
While I am happy we are able to put a new unit in (with help from our credit card), I am also a little angry.
I work hard and I love my job, so why does it feel like we are always struggling to make ends meet? Granted, we got paid early in December so that long stretch from 12/23/13 to 1/15/14 is supppper hard, but why can't we spend money in FUN ways!?
I want to have cool, young people debt that comes from going on too many vacations or getting a little crazy in the Lilly store, not from multiple hospital stays for my toddler or from school loans and tires!
So, I try to focus on what we do have. How blessed we are to even have a roof over our head (even if it is a cold roof right now) and how grateful I should be for the things I have that others go without.
Then I remind myself of this:
"Then he said to them, 'Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.'" Luke 12:15 (NIV)