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Let me say up front that it is not the quality of the workmanship that made me choose today's photo of the day (although I think it's pretty good considering the limited resources the kids have available to them), but rather it is the spirit embodied in the very recognizable symbol of autumn. It is confusing that fall is a time to use a symbol of plenty. Produce seems more abundant during summer, but who am I to argue? ;)

At any rate, the season fast approaches during which we try to find time to appreciate what we have. Gratitude is a lot better than whining about what we don't have. I don't know about you, but I don't lack for much of anything. Life's accoutrements around here may not be top of the line, but so far (except for another headlight and the AC in my car) everything still meets my needs. No one in the family is burdened with major financial woes (been there; done that; have the t-shirt) or terminal illnesses (also been there). We manage to get where we need (and most of the time want) to go; fulfill responsibilities; stay warm or cool and dry; fill our stomachs; sleep in a bed. Honestly, what more could a body ask for?

Photo of the day...'Cornucopia'...

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Date: 2008-10-08 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mummm.livejournal.com
I think that the sign is more for the harvest... they always include things that are ready now... pumpkins, apples, corn (field variety?), grain. We do have a lot available at this time of year.

I'm with you on the having plenty thing! We are SO FORTUNATE. (and been there, done that, on the other things too).

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Date: 2008-10-08 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
Yes, we do have a lot available at this time. Because my parents had a HUGE garden all the time I was growing up, I associate July and August as months of plenty. ;)

Yep. Time to count our blessings. :D

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Date: 2008-10-08 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] torainfor.livejournal.com
I read about the financial manager who killed his family and then himself because he'd been unemployed for several months. My immediate reactions was thankfulness. Not necessarily that Tom and I both have good jobs, but because if we didn't, we didn't put so much value in our positions that the potential loss of them would sink us into such despair.

Later that night, we realized someone had stolen the GPS out of Tom's car while it sat in the garage. God love irony.

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Date: 2008-10-08 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
Wasn't that a tragedy?! Lord have mercy. Where was his extended family? His solid rock?

I do believe God loves a good ironic twist now and then. ;)

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Date: 2008-10-08 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kattraks.livejournal.com
Love the picture and I love the message you convey in your post. I am so thankful we have somehow managed to live within our means. We do not have any savings, no health insurance, and I can't work due to illness but... we have everything we need and I'm sure the good Lord will continue to bless us as we continue to be the best stewards we can over what He has given us.

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Date: 2008-10-08 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
What an attitude! LOVE it! Truly living Matthew 6. :D

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Date: 2008-10-08 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackiejj.livejournal.com
Your photographs make me feel happy. Sometimes their colors jolt me!

I've missed you during this moving month.

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Date: 2008-10-08 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
Thank you!

I've missed you, too, Jackie, but I'm so glad you are settled and feel at home where you are. :D

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Date: 2008-10-09 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
My SIL talked about the financial crisis of our nation. We don't want to see bad times, naturally, but we've both been poor, and we know how to live simply. I'm just frustrated and sad that the responsible folk who've worked so hard to not be a burden on society are going to be the ones burdened by society for politician's stupidity and greed and the irresponsible.

Produce is plenty in the summer, but large farm crops are all ready for harvest.

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Date: 2008-10-09 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
Once one experiences having little to nothing, the rest of life is gravy. I used to say every teacher should spend two years in an inner-city school. Perhaps everyone should have to live without for a while, too.

It is frustrating that the majority of society seems to be the beast of burden for a greedy few. :( I heard on NPR the other day that some CEOs might have to learn to live on 400k per year. Bless their hearts. :/
Edited Date: 2008-10-09 08:15 am (UTC)

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Date: 2008-10-09 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
I don't mind if CEOs are making fabulous money, as long as their company is operating lawfully and within the parameters of good business.

Ma and Pa banks didn't loan to bad risks. Period. And they forced people to save money for down payments when they wanted to buy a home. A person who can't save up money for a down payment probably isn't going to be able to handle a mortgage and upkeep on a home. And Ma and Pa sure the heck didn't ask the government to bail them out when they were stupid. They were forced to be wise or out of business.

I hate that we are rewarding greed, irresponsibility, and stupidity.

I've always thought it would benefit our society if everyone were to work a year in the food industry and a year of retail. People would be more understanding and kinder to one another. I would hope.

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Date: 2008-10-09 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jazzyglo.livejournal.com
Very nice picture, and I love the sentiments you expressed.

We've been through some lean times, but we've always managed to have everything we needed and most of what we've wanted. We've worked hard and learned to live simply and within our means. I don't remember a time when we couldn't afford to house, clothe or feed ourselves and our kids. We've been very blessed, and I try hard not to take that for granted.

Gratitude is a lot better than whining about what we don't have.
Amen to that!!

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Date: 2008-10-09 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
Learning to live simply is an art form...and so beneficial in the long run. I need to be reminded daily that my cup runneth over. :D

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