Being Happy Doesn’t Mean Everything’s Perfect….

I saw this quote on a sign from The Country House.

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect.  It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections.”

How true is that?  I’m absolutely amazed at how happy I am overall in spite of our circumstances.  I guess I’m reaching a level of contentment day by day.  Some days are better than others, of course.  My ideal is certainly to pay all the bills on time and even to get out of debt.  I’ve grown to hate debt with a passion.  Getting a call from a bill collector who hasn’t read the notes about how long your husband has been out of work can be discouraging.  Lowell and I have been listening to Dave Ramsey, a Christian financial advisor.  He says to take care of house, utilities, food and transportation first.  He is so right.  A few years ago, we didn’t pay bills in that order.  We were worried about credit and really messed up things.  We’re going to get it right this time.

God has been good to us.  We are living day to day, depending on the Lord, instead of paycheck to paycheck like most people.  I actually think it’s been good for our faith.  It’s been sobering.  I don’t think that we’ll ever view money and things in quite the same way again.  I know that this is temporary.  I thank God that we live in a country of many opportunities. 

God bless you all as He has blessed us and more,


Happy When Everything’s not Perfect

One thought on “Being Happy Doesn’t Mean Everything’s Perfect….

  1. I love getting comments! The picture in my header is of a pumpkin made of grapevine, with orange twinkle lights inside, with some fall pick flowers on top – very easy – only about 10.00, and it will last many years – I’m pretty frugal. I really enjoyed your post today – my husband and I have been in your shoes more than once. He has worked construction for 36 years and it seemed like we were unemployed a lot. I can remember once we went without steady work for almost two years, with three children to take care of. Dave Ramsey’s book is wonderful, I have known people who have gotten completely out of debt and paid off their home just by following his plan. Faith and prayer got us a long way – keep up your positive attitude, it sounds like you are certainly on the right track – God bless you.


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