Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a blessed day filled with plenty of good food, warm homes, warm hearts, family and friends around the table and wonderful memories of days gone by.   May you be thankful everyday and remember all your blessings, big and small.

We have a roof over our heads; we have wood in the stove to keep us warm; we have the means to fill our table with delicious foods.  No one in our family has ever suffered from an incurable disease, had a life-altering accident or found themselves without shelter or employment.

Everyone has struggles and sometimes we wonder how we're ever going to climb that mountain.  We fret over why bad things happen to us or those we love; how are we ever going to get through?

But we're not being bombed everyday; we don't live in fear for our lives every minute of every day.  We're not living on the streets or in shelters; we don't have to wonder where our next meal is coming from.  No one is in danger of being killed by gangs, drive-by shootings or drug addiction.  Our children are well taken care of, not abused or neglected and left to run wild.

And those of us who have loved ones in service to this country are thankful everyday for their lives, thankful that through the grace of God, they will be home with us soon.  We pray for their continued health, well-being and safety.  And we mourn for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, their life, in an endless, incomprehendable, unnecessary war.  We pray their families will have peace as they cling to each other for emotional and physical support.

We have so much to be thankful for, from putting our feet on the floor each morning, to just being able to live our lives day by day.  Give thanks every day.


2 comments:

Sandra Knapp said...

All so very true. Hope you had a delightful Thanksgiving day too. :)

Linda said...

Thank you, Sandie. We had a great day; hope your's was also. Now to get started on the rest of the season!