For living with honesty now. Before Mr. Ex moved out, I never quite knew if the money that was in the bank was really in the bank, if the bills that were paid were really paid, and if the debt he told me we had was all we had. I may not have a whole lot right now, but at least I know I’m not lying to myself when I tell me what’s in the bank.
It’s good to be grateful.
My dear friend in another state has been married for over 30 years and is also in a “good enough” marriage. Unlike me she’s still in it, but it certainly has its ups and downs. She emailed today that she and her husband had a huge blow-up over the holidays and he stormed out of the house. He got into their only car (that hadn’t been driven in a few days) and drove off without letting it warm up (they’re in the midwest, so it was cold). He blew the engine, which resulted in a $2,000 repair. So, today I’m grateful to be done living with a man, no longer having to deal with his temper tantrums, and not having to pay for his nonsense.
And what are you grateful for?