1/29/11

Give God the Glory for the Little Things...

My all-in-one printer has lost its fax capabilities. I was making a run to Staples for a cartridge for my Laser Printer. While I was there, I decided to price all-in-ones so I could get an idea of what it was going to take to get a new one. I love HP and decided to look at those. Lo and behold, they had exactly what I wanted on sale for $59.98 (original price $99.98). I was thrilled but the sale ends today. There was the dilemma.

I am very strict on my "shopping money". I usually set aside a certain limit and try to stick to it based on what my sales were for the week. I had put back about $65 to spend on my shopping expedition today because there are a few things I need.

I need to get some new tennis shoes and normally just pick up some cheapies at Walmart. But Goodies has a pair of tennis shoes exactly like I've been wanting and they are on a sale .....  that ends today! New shoes that are WANTED and are at a really good deal (Reg. $58 on sales for $38.86 and I have a coupon for 25% extra) or a new printer/fax that is NEEDED. What to do, what to do?

Then I remembered I had a friend who was looking for a printer. She HATES office supply stores and has been procrastinating since summer. We discuss all the time how she needs to get a new printer and she only wants to spend about $50.00. She wanted a printer/copier/scanner, but had no need whatsoever for a fax. Since my other machine was in perfect condition except for the short in the fax portal, I called her. She was THRILLED. So I sold her my printer and got me a new one for only $9.98.

Now, I still have enough of my allowance left to get my shoes for $29.00! And I'll have shopping money left over for a new lamp for my office. Woo Hoo and Woo Hoo. I love it when a plan comes together.

Isn't funny how the little things that thrill us so are still gifts from God. I was so excited about shopping today, but yet felt a little guilty since I needed a print. We should always give the Lord thanks for every little thing in our lives. He is always in control. One of the most beloved bible verses is Romans 8:28 "...all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."




5 comments:

Rachel said...

Yeah for you!!!! Very good deal you made there. I love the little things in life. They are the most fun and exciting. Have a good day shopping. I'm meeting Amy up at Charleston today to pick up everyone's 31 order. Can't wait to get my stuff. That is the little thing in my life today that makes me very happy!!! You and Di have a good day! Love you!

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Beth said...

Thank you for this post! You are setting a very good example for us all. I am glad things worked out for you! God had a hand in it I am sure.

Mary said...

What a wonderful post..it's great when things turn out that way...God is so good about giving us the things of our heart...

nita said...

Hi Bee, I came over from Beth's - I am a devoted grandmother too, and I love the scripture you have quoted here from Romans. I will put you on my followers list now and will look forward to visiting again. God Bless - Nita.

 

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