I am thankful for my husband's job and that his income covers most of our expenses.
I am grateful for the variety of odd jobs that bring in the extra cash we need for groceries, glasses, medical needs, and the rapidly approaching holiday season. I am thankful for the little people I watch and the small income it brings in. I am thankful for my voice students and the small income teaching brings in. I am thankful for the occasional surprise of a stipends from the HS. I mostly volunteer, but sometimes, I get a little something, and it's always right when we need it most.
I am grateful that my daughter got a job and is earning money for her college education.
I am thankful for a bounteous garden and the harvest of fruits and veggies we canned and preserved for the long winter months.
I am thankful for my food storage and how the food in the garage somehow helps the food budget stretch farther.
I am thankful for the "hand-me-down" bags that show up at our house. Even I am blessed by these packages of budget stretching goodness.
I am thankful that all these things work together to "make our ends meet". Without God's mercy and all the little miracles around us, we would never make it.