August 3rd – Accessible & Abundant

I grew up in small town Saskatchewan. My Mother was a more than capable homemaker and cook, but shopping was limited and there was only so much she could do with a seasonal garden. She made do and she did amazing with what she had to work with.

Shopping nowadays is something that never fails to amaze me. We are so fortunate to live in an abundant country like Canada, at a time when producers, modern science, and adequate distribution methods keep our stores stocked with affordable goods to fill our every need.

If I am ever looking for a reason to feel grateful, it is as easy as looking around our house at the variety of food, pet supplies, cosmetics, and general household products that fill our shelves and cabinets. Naturally, I then feel grateful for my husband who works so hard to provide for us and who actually does the bulk of our shopping. I feel grateful for everyone who works all the way up and down the supply chain. And, I definitely feel grateful for the power who has placed us here in Canada and blessed us with this abundant life. Gratitude is like that! One grateful thought leads to another, and another, and anotherπŸ’ž

I don’t remember ever having fresh mushrooms as a kid and I definitely don’t remember having artichoke hearts. Now they are always in our fridge. πŸ˜‹
Variety is the spice of life – and the oils and the Caesar mixes. πŸ₯³
Feeding our furry and feathered friends is as easy and economical as a trip to the Dollar Store. 🐿️🐦
Pampering my hair and skin. πŸ˜‰
Healing Dan’s feet from decades of workboots and cement floors. πŸ€—
Keeping it clean – easy peasy with readily available cleaning products πŸ—‘οΈπŸ§½πŸ§€
Dan made a dedicated trip to a hardware store and came home with insect repellent refills to keep my meditation corner bug free and comfortable. πŸ¦ŸπŸ•·οΈπŸœ

There is no end to the variety of amazing products that are readily available to me – every day! So much to be so grateful for. 😘

I hope you are all having a great day! Take care and I hope to see you tomorrow. πŸ’ž

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.

Brene’ Brown

(The difference between privilege and entitlement is that one is a blessing and one is a curse. πŸ˜‰)

15 thoughts on “August 3rd – Accessible & Abundant

  1. Thank you, Geoff. I think a lot of people just don’t understand how good gratitude feels or they see it as a weakness. πŸ˜₯ (They don’t understand the value of values?) I am glad you are not one of those people, Geoff! πŸ€—

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  2. You make such a good point Annmarie, we all need to be more grateful for what we have.. I’ve not seen a stove in both Rench and English as well as F and C! The packaging I’ve seen before.

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  3. Thank you, John!

    To be honest, I do not even notice the French or the Celsius on our stove. 😳 I had to go check it out when I read your comment. I guess I am just so used to such things, I don’t even see it.

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  4. It’s a privilege indeed to be able to have access to easily affordable good stuff. Living in Europe or in North America or any other wealthy part of the world is a blessing that shouldn’t be taken for granted

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  5. Thank you, Eduardo. It is funny that we do take our abundance for granted yet at the first whiff of a pandemic so many rushed out to hoard toilet paper, sanitizers, and the like – causing a crisis of lack.

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