Friday, November 25, 2011

Being Thankful

It's that time of the year when we take time to be thankful for what we have.  So many never stop to think about all the little things we have that we never even think about. 

We all think about our family and I am most certainly very thankful for my family and friends in my life, even my family that went before me and made me who I am. 

We always mention the food on the table and the good things we have and even where we live.

But what about all the little things like clean water flowing from our taps.  I always think of those who don't have running water at all and don't even have a clean water supply near them.  If you have good clean tap water you should truly be thankful.

Abundance of food is another we take for granted.  While many in our world are starving, we still have a wide abundance of food.  Fast food places are every where and our grocery stores are still pretty well stocked.  Be truly thankful for the food you have.

How about the  little things we don't even think about.  Like sliced bread and ice cream in wide varieties.   Being able to watch any movie anytime or any TV series any time.  Having clean air to breathe.  Decent medical care when we need it.  Beautiful sunrises and sun sets.  Wild life and birds in all their varieties.  Air conditioning and heating.  Clothing for every season.  Shoes in such variety.  Cars and gas and oil to run them.   Fabrics in so many styles to make clothing and quilts with.  Weapons to hunt with and ammo to go with it.  Telephones and internet.  Rain, snow and wind.  Sun, moon and stars.  Highways and roads.  Paint, roofing, siding, insulation, wiring and plumbing to give us wonderful homes to live in.  So many things we never even think about. How about those who serve us like teachers, police, medics, firefighters, our military troops and so many others.

Don't rush through life.  Stop and look around at all the good Lord has blessed us with and be truly Thankful each and every day you have here on this good earth.


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