This December I'm participating in An Advent of Gratitude to help remind me of the gifts I already have, what I often take for granted, and what I can and should be grateful for.
Today the gratitude list told me that if I had traveled outside of the country I needed to pay $2, and if I had traveled within the past six months it would cost an extra $2. I spent a couple of minutes reviewing all the wonderful trips we made this year, then happily added the money to the pot.
Years ago Hubby Tony and I were quite the homebodies, but as the younger generation has grown up and moved around the country that's really changed. This year is a great example. In June we attended our niece's graduation in Seattle, then we boarded a ship for an Alaskan cruise (which included stops in Canada). In August we visited Son Tony in Dallas. In October we got on a plane again and flew to California to help Grandbaby Jay celebrate his first birthday.
The instructions didn't say I had to, but because I'm so thankful to be able to make all these trips I took each into account. If you're keeping track, today added up to eight dollars.